Dragon's Back Trail 3.0 mi

  • East and south from the summit of Mammoth Mountain, and located within Mammoth Mountain Ski Area but open to the public with no fee required, the Dragon's Back hiking trail descends gently at first along the wind-swept ridgeline to a lookout point at the top of Dragon's Tail. Big views stretch across the Mammoth Lakes Basin to Duck Pass and the Mammoth Crest, to the east across the town of Mammoth Lakes, and north to Mono Lake and the Sweetwaters. From there the trail drops steeply down toward the so-called Bottomless Pit, Seven Lakes Point, and the Twin Lakes trail. In the opposite direction, the trail makes for a good, strenuous climb, the shortest and steepest route to the summit of Mammoth Mountain.

  • East and south from the summit of Mammoth Mountain, and located within Mammoth Mountain Ski Area but open to the public with no fee required, the Dragon's Back hiking trail descends gently at first along the wind-swept ridgeline to a lookout point at the top of Dragon's Tail. Big views stretch across the Mammoth Lakes Basin to Duck Pass and the Mammoth Crest, to the east across the town of Mammoth Lakes, and north to Mono Lake and the Sweetwaters. From there the trail drops steeply down toward the so-called Bottomless Pit, Seven Lakes Point, and the Twin Lakes trail. In the opposite direction, the trail makes for a good, strenuous climb, the shortest and steepest route to the summit of Mammoth Mountain.

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  • 12/12/2017: SNOW AND WINTER CONDITIONS EXIST ABOVE 8000 FEET. NON-SNOW RELATED ACTIVITIES MAY BE ACCESSED AT LOWER ELEVATIONS.

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