Mammoth Lakes Attractions



Ediza Lake Trail

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Ansel Adams Wilderness

Muir called it the "prettiest lake in the Sierras"... read more

Duck Lake Trail

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Coldwater Campground

Big-time scenery and gorgeous lakes... read more

Shady Rest Mountain Bike Trail

P.O. Box 148

Great family ride. Picnicking and playground facilities available at Shady Rest Park. Parking, Restrooms, and water available at nearby U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center and Shady Rest Park... read more

Hard Corps Mountain Bike Trail

P.O. Box 148

Cycle through pine forest cresting above timberline on a wide open plateau. This ride winds up the spectacular San Joaquin Ridge offering some of the best views of the Sierra... read more

Minaret Overlook

P.O. Box 148

This overlook offers scenic views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada as well as interpretive trails, picnic tables, and restrooms... read more

Twin Lakes Campground

P.O. Box 148

Located just adjacent to Twin Lakes, this campground provides easy access to horse packing and fishing in the summer months and cross-country skiing after the snow flies... read more

Mammoth Ranger District

P.O. Box 148

Located at the heart of the Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District is centered on the town of Mammoth Lakes, from which a multitude of recreation destinations can be reached within a ten-mile drive... read more

Upper Soda Springs Campground

P.O. Box 148

Upper Soda Springs Campground is located west of Mammoth Lakes on Forest Service Rd 11 and offers trailer spaces, access to fishing, and drinking water... read more

Water Wheel Mountain Bike Trail

P.O. Box 148

The trail is clearly marked and winds through cool, pine forest around lake and returns to campground. Great family ride in beautiful alpine setting. This trail offers singletrack trail, along with paved and dirt roads in surrounding areas... read more

Minaret Falls Campground

P.O. Box 148

This campground offers scenic views of nearby Minaret Falls for which it was named... read more

Coldwater Campground

P.O. Box 148

Coldwater Campground is located just south of the town of Mammoth Lakes and, by hiking south in the direction of Duck Lake, provides access to the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails... read more

Convict Lake Campground

P.O. Box 148

Located east of the town of Mammoth Lakes off of US Hwy 395, Convict Lake offers 88 sites with a boat launch, trailer spaces and dump station, fishing, picnicking, and amphitheater... read more

Devils Postpile National Monument

P.O. Box 501

Hot lava cooled and cracked some 900,000 years ago to form basalt columns 40 to 60 feet high resembling a giant pipe organ. The John Muir Trail between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Park crosses the monument... read more

Reds Meadow Campground

P.O. Box 148

Red's Meadow Campground is a large area with 56 spaces, trailer spaces, pack stations, and showers available... read more

Mammoth Bike Park

P.O. Box 148

This trail offers singletrack trails with gondola access, as well as a dual slalom race course obstacle arena, BMX track and the famous Kamikaze downhill... read more

Inyo Craters Mountain Bike Trail

P.O. Box 148

Ride begins at Inyo Craters parking area, 1.2 miles off of Mammoth Scenic Loop. Route winds through cool pine forest with portions following Deadman Creek. This ride includes a creek crossing... read more

Mammoth Mountain

P.O. Box 24

Mammoth is the mountain that lives up to its name: 3500 skiable acres, 3,100 feet of vertical, 3 terrain parks, 3 halfpipes, 27 lifts and 300 days of sunshine... read more

Lake George Campground

P.O. Box 148

Located south of the town of Mammoth Lakes on the shore of Lake George, this is one of only a few campgrounds in the ranger district which has a boat launching facility... read more

Earthquake Fault Winter Sports Site

P.O. Box 148

This point of interest just west of the town of Mammoth Lakes offers access to picnicking, snowmobiling, and other winter sports... read more

Mammoth Mtn Ski Area

P.O. Box 148

Mammoth Mountain offers downhill skiing which is very accessible from the town of Mammoth Lakes... read more
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There’s never a reason to be bored in Mammoth Lakes. There are just too many things to do. Start with the must-see attractions, move to the big sights and fine museums, check out some tours, dig in to some outdoor activities, and work your way down to the between-the-cracks, off-the-beaten-path gems. Just leave some time to catch your breath.

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