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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Where to

Hike, Backpack & get gear

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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Lake Mary Marina & Store

Lake Mary Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-5353

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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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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Second Chance Thrift Store

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

760-924-2474

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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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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Footloose Sports

3043 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

760-934-2400

Footloose Sports is the premiere 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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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 ski… 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 & 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 kid’s sportswear. We also offer demos and custom bootfitting. Come and check out our wide variety of equipment! 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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