Distance: 14 miles round-trip (starting/finishing at the Village at Mammoth)
Lowest Elevation: 8,050 feet
Highest Elevation: 9,022 feet
The Lakes Basin Path promises relatively gentle climbing on fresh pavement with views to distract you from the pain. Though this route climbs 1,000 feet, the path winds in and out of aspen groves, past numerous lakes, and offers stunning vistas of Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Crest, and Long Valley. The path will take you all the way to Horseshoe Lake. To make it a loop, retur on the path, turn right at Pokonobe Lodge, and loop around Lake Mary. For additional mileage and climbing, pedal up and back to Lake George and to the Coldwater Trailhead.
Be sure to control your speed when heading down the LBP, stay on the right side, and enjoy the view as you descend back to town.