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 04/02/2020

  • AVALANCHE UPDATE: ESAC is supporting the requests of local authorities to avoid the risks inherent with backcountry travel during this COVID Pandemic. The potential strain that an injury would place on our rescue and healthcare resources is too great. For the health and safety of ourselves and our community, ESAC has ended its forecasting operations for the season. Find out More

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