Red Cone Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 20th most popular XC Ski in California.

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Southwest of Mammoth Lakes, the ungroomed 8 km (round-trip) Red Cone Trail through the Ansel Adams Wilderness rolls over Mammoth Pass and drops through old growth Red Fir. The turn around point is at Red Cones with a vista over the San Joaquin River.

The trail starts on the east side of the Tammark Cross Country Ski Center via the south side of Lake Mary Road.

Overall, Red Cone Trail is the 20th most popular cross country ski area of all 38 Nordic ski destinations in California. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Red Cone Trail including Deadman Summit / Obsidian Dome, Tamarack Lodge Resort, Rock Creek Lodge, Knolls Trail, Sierra Meadows and June Lake JunctionShadyrest Trail System.

Red Cone Trail Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Inyo National Forest (760) 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:  Difficult

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

GPS:  37.618, -119.0068

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/17/2016

ID:  7187

Red Cone Trail Cross Country Skiing Map