MAMMOTH LAKES TRAIL SYSTEM (MLTS)
Since 2006, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Inyo National Forest and have been working in partnership with the Mammoth Lakes community to define, develop and maintain the best alpine recreation area in the country. Through collaborative planning and stewardship, we hope to realize the dream of a unified Mammoth Lakes Trail System that improves our health, our way of life and our local economy.
TRAIL NEWS, UPDATES & EMAIL
Regular updates to the Trail News page on this site are provided by the Town of Mammoth Lakes Trails Coordinator. Stay up to date by checking in on the Trail News page, by "liking" the MLTS on Facebook or by joining the MLTS mailing list maintined by MLTPA.
Extensive information about ongoing and upcoming Trail System projects along with a comprehensive MLTS library of documents is hosted on the MLTPA website – click here to find out more.
MAMMOTHTRAILS.ORG is a comprehensive guide for the MLTS including directions, maps, trail information suggested experiences, activities and more. The website was constructed and is maintained by MLTPA under contract with the Town and is made possible by local tax revenue from Measure R. A Memorandum of Understanding exists between the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Inyo National Forest for the operation and mangement of the site.
In 2015 the Town of Mammoth Lakes hired Joel Rathje from nearby Susanville, CA to be the Town Trails Coordinator. Simultaneously, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) was contracted by the Town to provide supportive services for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System program - including GIS, data collection/anaylsis, planning, art/graphics, trail design, construction, and maintenance.
The MLTS program is funded by the local special tax initiative Measure R (The Mammoth Lakes Trails, Parks and Recreation Investment Initiative). This funding is complimented by grant oportunities, partner matching and the Town general fund.