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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A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking in Mammoth Lakes

Where to

Hike, Backpack & get gear

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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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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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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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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Lake Mary Marina & Store

Lake Mary Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

At Lake Mary Marina, you’re sure to find something to help make your vacation even more enjoyable. Whether you are looking to take in the luscious scenery of Lake Mary on a leisurely boat ride, get some exercise and take in the mountain air, or if you plan to fish,… Learn More

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Mammoth Mountaineering Supply

361 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

888-395-3951

Mammoth Mountaineering Supply is California’s premier mountaineering store. Stocked with the newest and best backcountry skiing, climbing and backpacking gear and clothing from top-line brands. MMS outfits hikers, backpackers, climbers, peak baggers and campers in the summer and backcountry skiers, backcountry snowboarders, cross country and Nordic skiers, splitboarders and snowshoers in… 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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Pokonobe Resort and General Store

Lake Mary
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Pokonobe is a private venue located on the shores of Lake Mary. In addition to event space, there is also a full-service marina with boat rentals, as well as a General Store with fishing supplies, snacks, beverages and souvenirs. Pokonobe is open in the summer months only. Learn More

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Surefoot

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

760-924-8333

The Surefoot Custom Ski Boot combines an ability-specific shell, custom liner and custom insole to deliver the ultimate in ski boot fit, enhancing performance and comfort. Our custom insoles are designed for skiing, biking, golfing and running footwear.   Learn More

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