Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling Shady Rest to Bald Mountain

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  • The ride from Shady Rest to Bald Mountain is a classic long ride on groomed intermediate terrain, through woods and open country, with spectacular views of the Sierra and the Long Valley Caldera. From the Shady Rest OSV staging area take the A trail north through the tunnel at Hwy 395 and continue all the way to the D trail. Turn right and ride to the log cabin at the summit of Bald Mountain. This is a perfect place to have a picnic. On your return, take the D trail to the I trail. Turn right and head north to the tunnel at June Lake Junction, where food and fuel are available for the trip back along the G trail. Click here for current snowmobile grooming information. Winter recreation maps are available at the Welcome Center and on the Inyo National Forest web site. Snowmobile riders are required to understand closure boundaries and stay out of closed areas.

  • The ride from Shady Rest to Bald Mountain is a classic long ride on groomed intermediate terrain, through woods and open country, with spectacular views of the Sierra and the Long Valley Caldera. From the Shady Rest OSV staging area take the A trail north through the tunnel at Hwy 395 and continue all the way to the D trail. Turn right and ride to the log cabin at the summit of Bald Mountain. This is a perfect place to have a picnic. On your return, take the D trail to the I trail. Turn right and head north to the tunnel at June Lake Junction, where food and fuel are available for the trip back along the G trail. Click here for current snowmobile grooming information. Winter recreation maps are available at the Welcome Center and on the Inyo National Forest web site. Snowmobile riders are required to understand closure boundaries and stay out of closed areas.

Avalanche Forecast for 04/26/2018

  • Loose Wet avalanches continue to be the primary concern through the forecast period. Timing is key to avoiding Loose Wet avalanches. Plan your travels to be clear of steep slopes before the snow become unsupportive. Signs the snow is becoming increasingly saturated, loose, and potentially unstable: pinwheels or rollerballs, small wet sloughs, and deep ski or boot-top penetration are indicators that the snow is becoming increasingly unstable and Loose Wet avalanches are becoming increasingly poss Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

    • Camera
    • First-aid kit
    • Flashlight
    • Fuel
    • Headlamp
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Map or GPS device
    • Picnic lunch
    • Smartphone
    • Snowmobile
    • Snowmobile helmet
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Telephoto lens
    • Tools/spare parts
    • Warm clothing
    • Water
    • Winter gloves
    • Winter Recreation Map

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    52.3 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Half day

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G Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail 13.4 Snow Cross Country Skiing Snowmobiling Snowshoeing
I Trail - Groomed Snowmobile Trail 12.9 Snow Cross Country Skiing Snowmobiling Snowshoeing

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  • Hours/Season: Day use only | Year Round 

  • Biking  Cross Country Skiing  Hiking  Off Highway Vehicles  Pets  Skateboarding  Snowmobiling 

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