Mammoth Lakes Paved Trail System

The Mammoth Lakes Paved Trail System is one of the best assets the town has invested in over the last 25 years. The three paved trails wind through a mix of Jeffery Pine and Lodge Pole forests mixed with wide open sections that wind through sage and high country Manzanita.

The views in the latter sections are just amazing and include Mammoth Mountain, the Mammoth Crest, and the Sherwin Range. You can see Crowley Lake and the 14,000-foot White Mountain Range from the Town Loop View Point.

There are three main pathways: the Town Loop, the Lakes Basin Pathway, and the Shady Rest Path. You can ride up from Skate Park at the 7,500-foot level to Horseshoe Lake at the 9,000-foot level.

This series of double-wide paved trails covers much of Mammoth Lakes and is a great place to ride your mountain bike or E-MTB when you want to cruise something off the dirt. 

Please note these paths have a 10 MPH speed limit, and you will encounter other users who are not on a Bike or an E-Bike, so please slow down and pass people with caution. We use trail bells to let people know we are coming up.

Lately, the paved trail system has turned into E-bike central, with people renting bikes at Footloose Sports and then linking up the Town Loop with the Mammoth Lake Basin Trail.

You can make a full-day trip out of this adventure. Rent an E-bike, ride up to the Mammoth Lakes Basin, have lunch at one of the Lakes, and then ride back downhill into town.

> Check out the video below to see what the trail looks like. We start the ride at Footloose Sports and ride the Town Loop out to Old Mammoth, and then we hook up with the Lakes Basin section and ride to Horseshoe Lake and up to Lake George. 

More Mammoth Paved Trail Information

Hot Tip: There are some areas where the paths end, and you have to use a local street to pick up the paved trail system again. Off Paved Trail routes are well-marked. I would print and carry the Map below with you if you’re new to these trails.
Directions: The Mammoth Paved Trail section is accessible from anywhere in town. Look at the Map below to see where the paths are in Mammoth Lakes. If you rent an E-Bike at Footloose Sports, you can park and ride from there.
Stats There are around 15 Miles of Paved Path Sections. Vertical Rise of 1500 feet at elevations from 7500 feet to 9200 feet at Lake George
Mammoth Lakes Trail Map from
Mammoth Lakes Trail Map from – Click the Map for a full-size printable version.

Some of the Views You get when you ride the Town Loop and the Lakes Basin Path.

You can click on any image to bring up the full-size photo viewer. This is a great option to see the full-resolution version of the image in a 2500 width. Enjoy and come on up and try this trail yourself.

Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, California - 760-934-2400
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, California – 760-934-2400

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