Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling the A Trail and L Trail from Sawmill Cutoff Road to Lookout Mountain

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  • The ride from Shady Rest to Lookout Mountain is a long and fun ride with the opportunity for an ungroomed adventure to the summit of Lookout Mountain. From the Shady Rest OSV staging area, follow the A trail north crossing under Hwy 395 to the L trail. Follow the L trail for a loop experience around Lookout Mountain. Near the southern junction of the A and L trail, a marked but ungroomed trail climbs US Forest Service Road 2S02 to the summit for grand, 360-degree views across the volcanic landscape of the Long Valley Caldera to the Sierra Nevada and the Glass Mountains. 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 Lookout Mountain is a long and fun ride with the opportunity for an ungroomed adventure to the summit of Lookout Mountain. From the Shady Rest OSV staging area, follow the A trail north crossing under Hwy 395 to the L trail. Follow the L trail for a loop experience around Lookout Mountain. Near the southern junction of the A and L trail, a marked but ungroomed trail climbs US Forest Service Road 2S02 to the summit for grand, 360-degree views across the volcanic landscape of the Long Valley Caldera to the Sierra Nevada and the Glass Mountains. 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 04/16/2021

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: As rising temperatures and sunshine warm slopes today, small Loose-Wet sloughs that could grow to become consequential will become possible on steep slopes. Avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE progressively on E to S to W facing slopes at all elevations and N aspects at low elevations. Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

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

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    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    11.0 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Half day

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