Sierra Star Golf Course

Golf at the Top of California
At 8,000 feet above sea level, Sierra Star Golf Course is the highest golf course in California. With snow-capped peaks in every direction, winding mountain streams, fairways lined with towering Jeffrey pines and red firs and even the occasional family of deer, you won’t find a more stunning golf course anywhere.

Bike Park

Two-Wheel Fun for Everyone
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park offers terrain for every ability level, boasting 3,500 acres and over 80 miles of single track. We offer the best Beginner experience in the industry with the Discovery Zone, miles and miles of forested Intermediate trail riding and are the leaders in building diverse and creative gravity fed DH and All-Mountain Expert and Pro level trails.

Our Bike Park blankets all of Mammoth Mountain and more, with access to the Lakes Basin to the south and miles of USFS roads and trails to the north. Start your two-wheeled expedition at the Adventure Center (adjacent to Main Lodge), where you’ll find tickets, rentals and demos, lessons, repairs and retail.

From there, you’ll be able to access beginner terrain on Discovery Chair or take the Panorama Gondola to the mid-station or summit for intermediate-advanced terrain. Feel free to ask our bike rangers and retail personnel about what experience you’re looking for; this crew knows every one of our 3,500 acres by heart!

Fishing

Mammoth is known as one of the most challenging and rewarding fishing destinations in the west. The wonder and beauty of the Eastern Sierra with crystal clear lakes and streams will hold you spell bound.

Fishing can be done in many ways – from shore or a boat, from a dock, in lakes and rivers and streams. There are a variety of fishing techniques, in addition to gear, baits and lures. Mammoth Lakes has Sporting Good Stores and Guides that can help you with your fishing needs. With all the different possibilities, there’s something for everyone. What are you waiting for?

Mono County fishing season starts the last Saturday in April and ends on November 15th of every year, however, the catch and release fisheries of the Upper Owens River above the Benton Bridge to Big Springs, the East Walker River below Bridgeport Reservoir, and Hot Creek, will remain open year round.

Anglers 16 years of age and older must have a fishing license. You can purchase an annual, one-day or two-day fishing license (valid for two consecutive calendar days). Information concerning license requirements, places to purchase and fees maybe obtained from theDepartment of Fish & Wildlife or by calling 760-934-2664. Fishing licenses may be purchased in several locations around the town of Mammoth Lakes.

  • Annual resident sport fishing license $45.93
  • One-day resident/nonresident sport fishing license $14.61
  • Two-day resident/nonresident sport fishing license $22.94

Hiking

Like most activities at Mammoth, our hiking and camping options cater to everyone from the amateur outdoorsman to Davy Crockett. The one thread uniting them all is their irresistible beauty. Our only advice? Don’t forget the camera.

Summit

Mammoth Mountain Trail 

  • Distance: Strenuous five miles one-way
  • Hiking Time: 3 hours

From the wide multi-use trail behind and to the left of the Top of the Sierra Interpretive Center, the Mammoth Mountain trail winds down the back of the mountain, with views of the San Joaquin river valley below and surrounding peaks before heading back to the Main Lodge via Red’s Lake.

 The Dragon’s Back/ Twin Lakes Trail

  • Distance: Strenuous five miles one-way
  • Hiking Time: 3 hours

Descend Mammoth Mountain’s summit to the scenic Lakes Basin. Meander down into the forest past the “Bottomless Pit,” a natural arch that drops toward Twin Lakes. Town shuttle runs from Tamarack.

Note: Hikers must arrange their own transportation from Twin Lakes. Look for the Dragon’s Back/Twin Lakes sign where the hiking trail breaks from the Skid Marks bike trail.

Mid-Mountain

Main Lodge Trail – from McCoy Station

  • Distance: Moderate two miles one way
  • Hiking Time: One Hour

Enjoy wide-open views on an easy descent from McCoy Station, the mid-mountain gondola stop, to the Main Lodge. Before starting on the trail, stop for lunch at the nearby picnic area-ask a gondola operator at McCoy Station for directions to the picnic area.

St Anton Trail – from McCoy Station

  • Distance: Moderate three miles one way
  • Hiking Time: Two Hours

High-alpine terrain gives way to thick pine forest as you snake your way from mid-mountain at McCoy Station to the Adventure Center.

Base Hikes

Minaret Vista Trail – from the Adventure Center

  • Distance: Moderate three miles round-trip
  • Hiking Time: 2 Hours

The trail starts behind the Mammoth Mountain Inn, gradually gaining altitude through a lovely mixed conifer forest and then flattening out to an open, pumice-covered ridge. At the vista, hikers are rewarded with a sweeping view of the Minarets, Ritter Range and the river valley below.

Starkweather Trail–from Minaret Summit

  • Distance: 2.5 miles one-way (return via the shuttle)
  • Hiking Time: 1-2 Hours

Look for the trail across the road from the Minaret Summit ranger booth. This pleasant hike switchbacks down to the road across from Starkweather. From there, hop on the shuttle to Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls, or take it back up. Note that there is a charge to ride the shuttle.