Moraines - Meadows Loop Trail For Mountain Biking

The 79th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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In the Inyo National Forest, the Moraines & Meadows mountain bike ride is an 11 mile loop. The mountain bike ride begins at Lee Vining Ranger Station on Highway 120 and passes through Lower and Upper Horse Meadows and circles Williams Butte. Starting elevation is about 7200 feet. Trail falls a couple hundred feet in first mile, the rises to 7800 at 5 miles. Sharp descent below 7000, then back up to starting point.

Overall, Moraines - Meadows Loop Trail is the 79th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Moraines - Meadows Loop Trail including Mammoth Bike Path, Panorama Mountain, Rock Creek Trail, Mountain View / Hardcore, Knolls Loop Trail and Inyo Craters Loop TrailHartley Springs.


Local Contact(s):  Inyo National Forest (619) 934-2712; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Mammoth Central Reservations (888) GOMAMMOTH; Footloose Sports (760) 934-2400; Mountain Bike Magic (619) 937-RIDE; Mammoth Mountain Sports (760) 934-3239.

Recommended Book:  "Northern California Mountain Biking" from Ann Marie Brown

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Motel 6 (760) 934-6660; Sierra Nevada Inn ( 760) 934-2515

Luxury Loding:  Mammoth Mountain Inn (760) 934-2581; Austria Hof (760) 934-2764; Rock Creek Lodge (619) 935-4170; Tamarack Lodge (800) 237-6879

Breakfast Restaurant:  Good Life Cafe; Schats Bakery; Loony Bean

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  8/2/2016

ID:  5868


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