Summer in Mammoth, California
Mammoth’s boundless recreation, wilderness, wildlife and scenery have attracted summer visitors from the corners of the globe since the early 1900’s. In addition, Mammoth is home to summer festivals celebrating wine, food, music, beer and the arts. From getting after it on hiking and biking trails to sipping a beverage poolside, this prime summer destination offers it all.
Mammoth summer vacation
With numerous alpine lakes located at above 10,000 feet, Mammoth is renowned as one of the most challenging yet rewarding places for trout fishing in North America. Some great spots to cast a line are Crowley Lake, Rock Creek Lake, the San Joaquin River and Reds Meadow, and plenty of professional, local guides are available to take you out for a day or two.
From short, flat rides to challenging long-distance climbs, Mammoth offers fantastic road biking routes for cyclists of every level. Gorgeous views await cyclists in Mammoth Lakes, which sits just below 8,000 feet. Downhill mountain bikers can get their thrills at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, where there is an extensive system of more than 90 miles of lift-accessed trails. Named the best bike park in the United States by Outside Magazine, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park has trails for every level of rider
Mammoth hiking is exceptional from late spring through early fall thanks to wildflowers in the summer and golden leafs in the fall, views of the snow-laden Eastern Sierras, sunny weather and wildlife. In fact, Mammoth accesses more than two million acres of National Forest land! Whether you want a soothing nature walk or a challenging mountain climb, Mammoth has a trail with your name on it. Many of the best trails and scenery are located in nearby Yosemite National Park, the John Muir and Ansel Adams wilderness areas, Red’s Meadow and Devil’s Postpile.
Additional summer activities include SUPing, kayaking and whitewater rafting.