Mammoth absolutely has mountain biking and offers plenty of opportunities for riders of all skill levels. The most convenient place to enjoy this summertime activity during a visit to the area is at Mammoth Mountain’s Bike Park. In fact, the resort has a reputation for being a preferred destination for mountain bikers from across the nation and around the world. Read on to get the scoop on mountain biking Mammoth style, brought to you by the team at ASO Mammoth, your one-stop shop for high-quality biking gear as well as premier Mammoth ski rental and repair.
Mountain Biking Fun for Everyone
The Mammoth Bike Park we mentioned above is peppered with 80-plus miles of single-track ideal for riders of all skill levels. Whether you’re at the beginner level with mountain biking or looking to work on your jumping techniques and other technical skills, you’ll be happy with your experience at Mammoth. Bike Park trail options include:
• Discovery Zone – The trails in this area are ideal for beginner-level mountain bikers thanks to smooth pathways and berms. You’ll also find an intermediate skills park here.
• Iconic trails – If you’re up for more of a challenge or looking to step up your skills a bit more, bring your mountain bike to Mammoth’s iconic trails.
• Cross-country trails – Sprinkled with more naturally flowing and spacious terrain, these trails are primarily recommended for intermediate-level mountain bikers.
World-Class Trails for Pro Mountain Bikers
If you’re an avid downhill mountain biker or at the pro level, Mammoth has just as many trails you’re sure to appreciate. Accessible from Mammoth’s summit, the aptly named Skid Marks trail has rock gardens and other terrain challenges. Twilight Zone has wooden ramps that have earned raves from pro-level riders. The Derailed Zone is just as worthy of your attention if you’re a pro mountain biker.
Mountain Biking with Extra Pedal Power
Mammoth’s mountain biking trails are suitable for either traditional or pedal-assist bikes. What you’re doing with an electric mountain bike (eMTB) is getting some assistance from an electric motor as you work your way through the many types of terrain and trails in the Mammoth area. E-bikes for mountain biking can be rented locally if you haven’t yet tried pedal-assist mountain biking.
Checking Out the Mammoth Lakes Trail System
The Mammoth Lakes Trail System is a large network of trails of varying degrees of difficulty you’re welcome to explore. The cross-country trails are to the north and east of Mammoth Lakes. There’s an easier loop around Horseshoe Lake suitable for families and beginners. On the other end of the spectrum, head to Panorama Mountain Bike Trail if you’re on the hunt for rock and root obstacles and other technical delights.
Note: Mammoth Lakes is conveniently accessible from Mammoth Mountain via free shuttle service.
Staying Safe as You Mountain Bike
As is the case with any outdoor activities, it’s always good to be prepared when you mountain bike regardless of your skill level. Start by choosing a bike you’re comfortable on and making sure it’s properly adjusted. Also while mountain biking at the resort or in the Mammoth area, remember to:
• Wear appropriate protective gear and clothing
• Stick with trails or areas suitable for your skill level
• Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, and wear sunscreen
• Be mindful of trail etiquette (e.g., on two-way trails, uphill traffic has the right of way)
When you’re ready to enjoy the amazing bike trails at Mammoth, drop by and say hello to the mountain sports experts at ASO Mammoth. We can hook you up with everything you need for a fantastic biking experience. We’re your top choice for local trail information and top-quality mountain biking gear as well as ski and snowboard rental in Mammoth, so stop in or give us a call at 760-965-3444.