Inyo National Forest

Trails in Inyo Nat'l Forest

Big and Little Smokey Mountain Bike Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Strenuous Elevation: Varies Elevation Gain: N/A Length: 12.5 Miles (20.83 Kilometers) Ride begins at Smokey Bear Flat turnaround off Hwy. 395, approximately four miles north of the junction of 395 and 203. Cycle through wide open flats and rolling sage-covered hills with spectacular views of the Sierra ...

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Hard Corps Mountain Bike Trail

Difficulty: Difficult Strenuous Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2961.3 Meters) Elevation Gain: N/A Length: 4.6 Miles (7.67 Kilometers) Ride begins at Minaret Summit one mile beyond Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Cycle through pine forest cresting above timberline on a wide open plateau. This ride winds up the spectacular San Joaquin Ridge offering some ...

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Inyo Craters Mountain Bike Trail

Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: Varies Elevation Gain: N/A Length: 10 Miles (16.67 Kilometers) 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. Parking is available at Inyo Craters. Carry water ...

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Knolls Mountain Bike Trail

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Strenuous Elevation: Varies Elevation Gain: N/A Length: 10 Miles (16.67 Kilometers) Ride begins a quarter mile past the entrance to Shady Rest. From trailhead, follow singletrack to the Knolls Loop, turn left and ride in a clockwise direction. Route winds through pine forest with many spectacular vistas ...

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Red Meadow Mountain Bike Trail

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters) Elevation Gain: 1,500 Feet (467.6 Meters) Length: 10 Miles (16.67 Kilometers) Ride begins at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Follow Hwy. 203 as it gradually climbs to Minaret Summit and then descends 1500' to valley floor. Along the way, enjoy spectacular vistas, the ...

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Shady Rest Mountain Bike Trail

Difficulty: Easy Elevation: Varies Elevation Gain: N/A Length: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers) Ride begins at the entrance to Shady Rest Campground, immediately to the right. Route winds through pine forest and returns to start point. Great family ride. Picnicking and playground facilities available at Shady Rest Park. Parking, Restrooms, and water ...

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Water Wheel Mountain Bike Trail

Difficulty: Easy Elevation: Varies Elevation Gain: N/A Length: 1.2 Miles (2.0 Kilometers) Ride begins at Horseshoe Lake Group Campground. The trail is clearly marked and winds through cool, pine forest around lake and returns to campground. Great family ride in beautiful alpine setting. Advise walking bicycle over wooden bridges and down ...

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Whitney Portal and Mt Whitney Trail

Beginning Elevation: 6,065 Feet (1890.6 Meters) Difficulty: Difficult Elevation Gain: 8,430 Feet (2627.8 Meters) Length: 15.3 Miles (25.5 Kilometers) To the summit TI Topo Maps: Mt Whitney, Lone Pine From the Whitney Portal Campground, the 4.65-mile Whitney Portal National Recreation Trail climbs 2,300 feet along the Long Pine Drainage to Whitney Portal. ...

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