Knolls Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 17th most popular XC Ski in California.

North of Mammoth Lakes, the ungroomed 7km Knolls Trail winds through Lodgepole and Jeffery Pine forests while crossing the Mammoth Knolls. It is marked by #6 on the trail map.

The cross country ski trailhead is off the Mammoth Lakes Scenic Loop Road about 1.5 miles north of SR203.

Overall, Knolls Trail is the 17th most popular cross country ski area of all 38 Nordic ski destinations in California.

Knolls Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Inyo National Forest (619) 924-5500; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Mammoth Avalanche Info (760) 924-5500.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Apr.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Motel 6 (760) 934-6660; Sierra Nevada Inn (760) 934-2515; Holiday Haus (760) 934-2414; Alpenhof (760) 934-8558; Mamouth Mountain Inn (800) 228-4947

Luxury Loding:  Juniper Springs Lodge (800) 626-6684; Austria Hof (760) 934-2764; Rock Creek Lodge (619) 935-4170; Tamarack Lodge (800) 237-6879

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Stove; Loony Bean; Mountain Cafe

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  7186

Knolls Trail Cross Country Skiing Map


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