Snowmobiling Just Outside of Mammoth Lakes

Nov 17, 2022

Snowmobiling is unique because you can cover dozens (and even hundreds) of miles of Sierra Nevada terrain in a relatively short period of time. 

The 52-mile ride from Shady Rest to Bald Mountain leads through an expansive Jeffrey Pine forest on alpine and intermediate trails. The groomed trail begins at Shady Rest Park, approximately 3/4 mile north of the Sawmill Cutoff Road intersection with State Route 203/Main St. The route goes through the forest and intersects with U.S. Highway 395. A tunnel near the north end of the road provides safe access to the east side of the highway, where an extensive number of roads and trails can be found. Continue to Bald Mountain via Trail D.

Quick Tips:

  • Pack a picnic. The log cabin at the summit of Bald Mountain is a magical place to stop and enjoy an al fresco picnic in the great outdoors.
  • Stop at June Lake Junction on your way back to grab a quick bite to eat and refuel.
  • Winter recreation maps are available at the Mammoth Welcome Center and on the Mammoth Trails website
  • Snowmobile riders are required to understand closure boundaries and stay out of closed areas.
  • For current snowmobile grooming information and trail reports, CLICK HERE

Dakota Snider

A professional photographer for 10+ years, including four years shooting in Yosemite National Park, Dakota now works as the Sr. Manager of Marketing & Events for Visit Mammoth. When he's not adventuring with a camera in hand, which is rare, Dakota enjoys time spent with friends exploring the Sierra on foot or skis.

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