Biking

Family Biking the Lakes Basin Path

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  • This ride is a steady 5.3-mile climb up to the Lakes Basin, passing Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, and Lake Mamie on the way to its endpoint at Horseshoe Lake. The scenic views encompass the Mammoth Crest and the back side of the Sherwin Range. A moderate fitness level is needed, so be sure younger children are up to the challenge. A bicycle with gears is a good choice; riding a single-speed will increase the difficulty level. Bathrooms and water are available at the Twin Lakes campground store. On your return trip, be courteous to uphill riders, obey the 15 mph speed limit, and be sure you have a set of good brakes!

  • This ride is a steady 5.3-mile climb up to the Lakes Basin, passing Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, and Lake Mamie on the way to its endpoint at Horseshoe Lake. The scenic views encompass the Mammoth Crest and the back side of the Sherwin Range. A moderate fitness level is needed, so be sure younger children are up to the challenge. A bicycle with gears is a good choice; riding a single-speed will increase the difficulty level. Bathrooms and water are available at the Twin Lakes campground store. On your return trip, be courteous to uphill riders, obey the 15 mph speed limit, and be sure you have a set of good brakes!

  • Experience Checklist

    • Bicycle
    • Bike gloves
    • Bike helmet
    • Bike tools
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Tire-repair kit
    • Water

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    10.6 miles
    Trail Surface
    Asphalt
    Duration
    Half day

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Lake Mamie

  • Hours/Season: Store: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer only | Year Round 

  • Boating  Fishing 

Lake Mary

  • Hours/Season: Store/marina: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., summer only | Year Round 

  • Boating  Fishing  Paddleboarding 

Pokonobe Lodge

  • Hours/Season: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Fall  Spring  Summer 

  • Boating  Fishing  Paddleboarding 

Twin Lakes

  • Hours/Season: N/A | Year Round 

  • Boating  Cross Country Skiing  Fishing 

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Horseshoe Lake Paddleboarding Swimming
Horseshoe Lake Picnic Area
Lake Mamie Boating Fishing
Lake Mary Boating Fishing Paddleboarding
Lava Tube Lookout Interpretive Vista Viewing
North Village
Pack Station (Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit) Equestrian
Pokonobe Lodge Boating Fishing Paddleboarding
Tamarack Lodge Biking Cross Country Skiing
Twin Falls Overlook Photography Vista Viewing
Twin Lakes Boating Cross Country Skiing Fishing
Twin Lakes Campground Camping
Twin Lakes Picnic Area
Twin Lakes Vista Fall Color Viewing Photography Vista Viewing
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