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

Sun & Ski Sports

3343 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

323-513-0887

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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Brian’s Bicycles & Cross Country Skis

3059 Chateau Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-924-8566

In the summertime we carry a select line of bicycles including road and mountain, bikes for kids, and bikes for just cruising around town. We also carry a full line of equipment and gear and offer full bike repairs. We no longer rent bikes. In the wintertime we are a… 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 includes… 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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Mammoth Sports at the Adventure Center

10001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

800-626-6684

Located at the base of the Bike Park, Mammoth Sports at the Adventure Center offers a huge variety of items for all your summer needs. Our mountain bike gear is the latest and will keep you performing your best. Our lifestyle gear and logo-wear will allow you to take the mountain… Learn More

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Mammoth Sports

Four 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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Command Performance Fast Ski Sports

437 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

800-327-8754

Fast Ski Sports is a family-owned and operated shop featuring ski and snowboard equipment sales and rentals along with expert tuning and repair service. We offer a variety of ski and snowboard rental packages to fit a range of ages and abilities and accept rentals reservations in advance. Also providing… Learn More

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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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Kittredge Sports

3218 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-7566

Kittredge Sports has all your year-round outdoor needs! We have summer backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, fishing gear and camping gear rentals and sales. For winter activities, we offer ski and snowboard rentals and sales as well as a repair shop. We sell top-of-the-line clothing and accessories. 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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