What You Need to Know About Mammoth Lakes Trolley Service

You and your family or friends should visit Mammoth Lakes to enjoy the beauty and year-round adventures the area has to offer. You can all take advantage of the Mammoth Lakes Trolley service as you visit the different areas around the mountain. To learn about the transportation services offered, including pricing, routes, and current schedules, continue reading.


The Mammoth Lakes Trolley is a bus service provided free of charge. The Town of Mammoth Lakes sponsors the complimentary trolley service each year. If your family chooses to use this transportation option, you should be at The Village for pickup. The bus loads on Canyon Boulevard, which is located below the Westin, and the route travels to most of the lakes within the Lakes Basin area.

The route can change without notice, so make sure to check with the Town of Mammoth Lakes and local businesses to ensure your destination is on the current route. Although the Town of Mammoth Lakes sponsors the service, the transportation provider is Eastern Sierra Transit. You can verify times, pickup and drop-off locations, and other facts by contacting the transit company.

What if You’re Traveling with a Bicycle?

If you want to take your bicycle to the trails, the Mammoth Lakes Trolley can accommodate you. The trolley has a bike trailer to transport bicycles while you ride around the mountain to your destination, which means you can enjoy riding on the Lakes Basin Bike Trail without worrying about how you’ll transport your bike. Mammoth bike rentals are also available for you and your family to take advantage of while visiting the area.

Hours of Operation

Pickup generally begins each morning at 7:00 a.m., and the last bus is scheduled for pickup at approximately 9:30 p.m. The trolley operates every thirty minutes. The times and routes vary based on the seasons. Therefore, you should visit the website to learn the current hours of operation. Make sure to inquire about holiday schedules and peak times. However, the service is always complimentary. Peak hours typically apply to days falling between the third week of June and the third week of August. Weekend days, in addition to national and local holidays, are considered peak times during the summer months.

What Is There to Do at Mammoth Lakes?

While riding on the Mammoth Lakes Trolley, you can take in some of the beautiful sights along the way, including geological features such as saline lakes, granite domes, symmetrical columns of basalt, and much more. In addition to viewing the national wonders of the Sierra, you can enjoy a day of biking, fishing, hiking and backpacking, kayaking, or paddleboarding. There are also live theatrical performances and music festivals as well as golfing, swimming, and a variety of family-friendly indoor activities. In the winter, many visitors come specifically for the skiing and Mammoth Lakes snowboarding.

Being able to take advantage of the Mammoth Lakes Trolley service is just one of the many reasons you’ll have a fantastic time at Mammoth Lakes. While you’re here, if you need mountain biking gear, top-notch ski repair, or high-quality snowboard rental, call on the team from ASO Mammoth, your one-stop shop for everything you need to have a great time on the mountain during every season. Stop by on your way to the lakes or give us a call at 760-965-3444.

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