Hiking & Backpacking

Hiking in the Eastern Sierra is spectacular year-round. In spring, the sharp and craggy granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada Range form a dramatic backdrop for meadows brightly colored by wildflowers. In the summer, you’ll never tire of finding secret alpine lakes, lush aspen-lined streams and forested hideaways tucked away in the mountains. In fall, early snow in the high country contrasts beautifully with the vibrant golds and oranges of aspens and willows alight with their display of autumn colors. There are plenty of short, easy and family-friendly hikes. For more ambitious hikers and backpackers, check out trails from Mammoth Lakes link to the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail.

Below you’ll find plenty of places to hike and backpack in Mammoth Lakes.

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Hiking & Backpacking in Mammoth Lakes

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Hiking & Backpacking in Mammoth Lakes

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Dave Turner Paragliding in the Eastern Sierra | Perennial 1.2 Visit Mammoth
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A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking in Mammoth Lakes

Where to

Hike, Backpack & get gear

P3 Freeride Shop

3325 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-9500

At P3, we aim to help each customer have the best snowboard or skiing experience possible by offering exceptional service, products and rental gear. For ten years, we have been developing a knowledgeable staff with decades of snowboard and ski sales experience. We also have the most progressive snowboard and… Learn More

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Wave Rave Snowboard Shop

3203 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-2471

Since 1989, Wave Rave has been a mecca for snowboarding professionals and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re in the market for a new board, a rental setup, or you just want to know the latest snow conditions in the Eastern Sierra, stop by Wave Rave to get stoked out by riders who… Learn More

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ASO Mammoth

452 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-965-3444

ASO Mammoth offers all the equipment you need to enjoy Mammoth Mountain to its fullest. We offer quality snowboard, ski, and bike gear for your next visit. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, ASO Mammoth has you covered during any season! Learn More

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The Troutfitter

2987 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

800-637-6912

The Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes is the largest fishing store and guide service in Mono County. It has nearly 4,000 sq ft of fishing gear for the spin and fly fisherman. We also offer free maps and advice for all local fishing spots from Bishop to Bridgeport. Our rental gear… Learn More

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Mammoth Sports

Three Locations, One Great Experience
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-924-7057

Mammoth Mountain makes shopping for gear and gifts a breeze with a convenient Mammoth Sports locations at every base lodge and at June Mountain. If it’s offered on the mountain, you can be sure that you’re getting the latest styles and technology from the top brands in the industry. Mammoth… Learn More

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Second Chance Thrift Store

501 Old Mammoth Road, Minaret Village
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Everyone deserves a second chance. That goes for things, too. Better yet, things that can benefit people with special needs. The Second Chance Thrift Shop benefits Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. All proceeds support outdoor adventure, and the shop allows our students to get valuable work experience as well.  Learn More

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Get Outdoors 365

3183 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-923-0191

Outdoor gear for camping and fishing, bike rentals, ski rentals, snowboard rentals, and footwear. Men’s, women’s and kids’ sportswear. We also offer demos. Come and check out our wide variety of equipment! Learn More

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Footloose Sports

3043 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-2400

Footloose Sports is the premier ski and bike shop and one of the most respected service-oriented sports shops in Mammoth. We offer Superfeet custom orthotics along with the latest brands in ski and snowboard gear, Mammoth logo wear, apres ski wear, shoes for hiking and running, bumper stickers and more…. Learn More

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Sun & Ski Sports

3343 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Sun & Ski Sports is a leading outdoor retailer specializing in equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories to enhance our customers’ active lifestyles. We feature a broad selection of products for year-round outdoor lifestyle activities including ski, bike, board, run, swim and surf, as well as ski and snowboard equipment and apparel… Learn More

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Mountain Center in The Village

6201 Minaret Road, The Village at Mammoth
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

800-626-6684

The Mountain Center at The Village provides rentals for all ages and levels, including demo packages. This is a great location to purchase tickets, sign-up for lessons and pick up your pre-purchased rentals. You’ll find us near the Dave McCoy statue. In the summer, we offer bike rentals and accessories. Learn More

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