Smokey Bear Flat

  • A dry, pumice-flat meadow on the east side of Highway 395, just north of the Mammoth Lakes exit, Smokey Bear Flat is a popular year-round staging area for OHV and snowmobile enthusiasts, with access to hundreds of miles of trails and backcountry roads through a landscape of sage, rabbitbrush and old-growth Jeffrey pines. In winter, the snowmobile-packed trails - many of which are maintained by on-site private OSV outfit DJ’s Snowmobile Adventures - are often used by dogsled teams and skijorers. There’s also a popular sledding and snowplay area located here.

  • A dry, pumice-flat meadow on the east side of Highway 395, just north of the Mammoth Lakes exit, Smokey Bear Flat is a popular year-round staging area for OHV and snowmobile enthusiasts, with access to hundreds of miles of trails and backcountry roads through a landscape of sage, rabbitbrush and old-growth Jeffrey pines. In winter, the snowmobile-packed trails - many of which are maintained by on-site private OSV outfit DJ’s Snowmobile Adventures - are often used by dogsled teams and skijorers. There’s also a popular sledding and snowplay area located here.

Avalanche Forecast for 03/25/2019

  • The avalanche danger will be MODERATE at Upper and Middle elevations today. Wind slab avalanches on N-E aspects are the chief concern primarily in the northern part of the forecast zone. Avalanche danger remains less concerning in the southern end of the forecast zone where much less snow fell over the weekend.THE SHADY REST WINTER TRAILS WERE LAST GROOMED AT 9:00 AM 3/25/19 Find out More

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