Hiking, Biking & Skiing In Mammoth: Adventure Awaits

When your home in Mammoth Lakes is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains, living an active life full of outdoor adventures is a forgone conclusion.  The forests, lakes and mountains will tug at you to come out and play.  You will find amazing alpine lakes and numerous trails through the forests that offer opportunities for hiking, biking and fishing, all just minutes from your front door.  Of course, Mammoth Mountain is very well-known for it's amazing skiing on over 400 inches of snow a year, on average.Sierra Wave

If you have a chance to come and explore this area, here are some suggestions for adventure to get you started.


Minaret Vista Trail

From the Mammoth Mountain Inn, this trail is a 3 mile round-trip, moderate hike, through the pine forest and across a ridge covered with volcanic pumice stone.  Your descent into the Reds Meadow Valley offers some of the most incredible scenery in the whole area.  On this hike you will be treated to views of the granite spires of the Minarets and Mt. Banner, which is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.  Access in the winter requires a snowmobile or snowshoes.   

Twin Lakes Trail

For a more challenging hike, this trail is 5 miles long, one way, so you can consider this a day hike.  You can take a stroll along the forested trail and enjoy views of the scenic Lakes Basin.  You will also see the natural arch formation at the "Bottomless Pit" at Twin Lakes.  Be sure to take photographs of the spectacular view at the Seven Lakes lookout point.


Horseshoe Lake Loop

An easy family-friendly ride of about 2 miles, through giant pine trees and across 7 different bridges over babbling creeks.  The birdsong will delight your senses as well.  This is a great ride for wildlife watchers so bring your binoculars and camera.  

Lakes Basin Path

For a more challenging ride, take the trail 5 miles up to the Lakes Basin and along the shores of Lake Mary, Lake Mamie and the TwinLakes.  The trail offers great views of the scenic Sherwin Range.  Because it is a steady climb up, fitness is important and so are good brakes for the return trip.


Mammoth Mountain Resort

If there is one thing this area is famous for, it's the fantastic snowfall.  This has helped Mammoth Mountain Resort earn the distinction of being one of the top 10 ski resorts in the nation.  Here, you will enjoy some of the best powder in the western states.  Backcountry skiing at it's finest with a vast number of chutes and bowls to explore.  The resort offers over 3500 acres of skiing on many well-groomed trails and often boosts the longest season which sometimes doesn't end until July.

The opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing are numerous and varied.  You can explore the area for years and not see it all.  When you are ready to begin your explorations, contact Maggie Larson here at Sierra Resort Real Estate and she can show you the best Mammoth Mountain has to offer. Don't forget to like our Facebook page for the most current information on our listings.

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