Mammoth's bike park offers a variety of terrain suitable for every level of rider, categorized into multiple levels from beginner to expert.
If you’re new to mountain biking, we recommend a lap around the Pioneer Practice Loop. This first-of-its-kind trail is a simple lap around the Adventure Center that uses educational signage to teach you the right way to ride, while introducing some of the fun elements you’ll find on our trail system. Once you start getting the hang of it, take a ride up the Discovery Chair to the Discovery Zone. Here, you’ll enjoy a handful of trails built just for first-timers, helping you to progress and enjoy the sport more and more with each short chair ride. Downtown would be the final step in graduating from a Beginner to an Intermediate and is an incredible tour down the mountain to The Village.
Mammoth’s intermediate terrain is as vast as our name would imply. At the easier end of the intermediate spectrum, Uptown and Big Ring are long, winding trails through the forest that give you the option of a lung-searing climb or a gentle downhill cruise. A scenic descent from the summit can be enjoyed via Off the Top, where you’ll enjoy expansive views of the Eastern Sierra the whole way down. Slightly more difficult intermediate terrain can be found on Juniper, Brake Through, Beach Cruiser and the many more trails found on the trail map.
Advanced/Expert/Pro Level Terrain
These are the trails that put Mammoth on the map in the 80s and continue to progress bike park construction into the mid 2010’s. Relive the history of the Kamikaze, a blazingly fast dirt fire road, the world-class Bullet DH, or the freestyle features found on Twilight Zone and Recoil. Looking for your first foray into downhill? Start with Ricochet or Shotgun. Our Bike Park Rangers at The Village Shuttle Stop or Adventure Center would be more than happy to point you toward the right trail for your ability.