Minaret Vista Trail - from the Adventure Center
- Distance: Moderate three miles round-trip
- Hiking Time: 2 Hours
The trail starts behind the Mammoth Mountain Inn, gradually gaining altitude through a lovely mixed conifer forest and then flattening out to an open, pumice-covered ridge. At the vista, hikers are rewarded with a sweeping view of the Minarets, Ritter Range and the river valley below.
Starkweather Trail--from Minaret Summit
- Distance: 2.5 miles one-way (return via the shuttle)
- Hiking Time: 1-2 Hours
Look for the trail across the road from the Minaret Summit ranger booth. This pleasant hike switchbacks down to the road across from Starkweather. From there, hop on the shuttle to Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls, or take it back up. Note that there is a charge to ride the shuttle.