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First Timers, Beginners & Beyond

First Timers, Beginners & Beyond

The Discovery Chair is closed for the season, see you next year.

If you're new to Mountain Biking, The Discovery Zone is the place to start. This is an area dedicated to helping you progress with a smile on your face.

1. Pioneer Practice Loop: Start out with a few laps on this quarter-mile loop that's perfect for getting used to your equipment and preparing for the Discovery Chair. 

2. Adventure & Discovery Trails: The two best beginner trails anywhere, featuring smooth turns and surfaces.

3. Explorer: Step up your game a bit with banked paver turns, a steeper grade and access to our improved Skills Park.

4. Skills Park: Become comfortable with man-made features and work your way up from small drops to intermediate rainbow bridges.

Iconic Trails

Iconic Trails

We are proud of all our trails but there are a few that seem to have developed a bit of a cult following.
 

1. Off The Top (intermediate): Prepare for a visual onslaught as soon as you roll out of the upper gondola. The Mammoth Crest, Minarets, Mt. Ritter and Banner Peak will all be vying for your eyes’ attention, so pull off to the side and take it all in. There’s no better view in mountain biking.

2. Pipeline (expert): Dirt jumps, wooden ramps, berms, trestles, gaps and an awesome step-up jump make for a feature-laden venture through the forest. Learn how to whip out your tail, manual over rollers and get a feel for air time.

3. Skid Marks (expert): Peeling off the southern ridge of the mountain is a steep, rocky trail with switchbacks across the top to Gold Hill. If you’re feeling up to it, hammer the 3,100 feet from the top of the mountain all the way down to Juniper Springs Resort.

4. Kamikaze (expert): This is where it all began. Since 1987 riders have been barreling down the 2,000 vertical foot fire road from the summit to Main Lodge.

Pros & Experts Only

Pros & Experts Only

A Downhiller's paradise featuring gravity-fed trails. Grab your full face helmet, some body armor, a big bike and get ready to send it. 

1. Recoil (expert): Wide, tall berms and a series of dirt jumps make this a favorite among the freestyle crowd. Newly expanded all the way down to the bottom gondola.

2. Chain Smoke (pro): Get ready to test the travel on that downhill rig, you’re going to need it!

3. Velocity (pro): Fast and varied, this technical trail tempts you to let off those brakes.

4. Techno Rock (pro): Just like the name implies, this is a technical, steep trail loaded with mandatory airs.

5. Bullet (pro): This is the downhill trail used for the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Championships.

 
Best of Cross Country

Best of Cross Country

There's a reason Mammoth has the reputation of a world-class, pedal-friendly mountain. Grab a few gel packs, fill your water bottles and give these classics a try.
 

1. Beach Cruiser: This four-mile intermediate loop starts with some great climbing through large lodgepole pines, then loops around beautiful Reds Lake before a long roller coaster ride back
to the Adventure Center.

2. Paper Route / Manzanita Loop: A local’s favorite and a great place to “lap-out.” This rolling loop has incredible diversity: fast downhills, technical sections and even a few switchbacks to climb up on the far end.

3. Brake Through: Climb up towards mid-mountain and connect to trails like Flow, Lincoln Express, Ricochet and Seven Bridges.

4. Bearing Straits & Gravy Train: Fast and flowy at the start, then climb up above the treeline and on to the massive expanse underneath the Paranoid Flats ski chutes.
Accessed via Beach Cruiser.

Favorite Features

Favorite Features

With over 3,500 acres on Mammoth there are features located all over the place. Here are some of our favorites. 

1. The Flow Drop: In the middle of Flow there's a steep section of loose trail that leads you straight to a  wooden step down that allows you to drop 5 or 25 feet. You don't need much speed but make sure you lift up and stay off the brakes, nose dives are common.

2. The Monkey Wrench (Chain Smoke): Towards the bottom of Chain Smoke you'll find a hoot of a stepdown/rock ride with a wooden landing. The takeoff is not totally defined so cleaning this one deserves a small fist pump.

3. Deep End (Twilight Zone): This raised wooden berm offers a smooth, albeit slightly intimidating right hand turn begging to be railed at speed.

4. Monolith (Pipeline): This large wooden up and over begs to be hit at speed after coming off some fun little doubles. Get ready to pull some G’s through the right hand turn below the landing.

5. The Bus Stop (Techno Rock): This large rock to wood drop requires some speed and commitment. Plenty of airtime is available if you can navigate the slightly off camber takeoff.

6. Thing One and Thing Two (Pipeline): Pipeline has two large gaps at the top of the trail. Both are wooden takeoffs that have a mellow (blue) side. For the first gap you’re going to need to carry some speed off of Flow and pedal around the blind corner which will put you right in front of a perfect takeoff requiring a ton of air, this is Thing One. It's advisable to hit the blue side to get used to the run-in. Thing Two comes soon after and is a step-up with two sides. The gap side (black) requires speed but again, the blue side can be ridden over and offers a great way to work your way up to its bigger brother next to it. 

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