See and Do Mammoth Summer Activities

Mammoth Mountain has many summer activities from which to choose. Not just a winter paradise, Mammoth Mountain has a summer activity to fit everyone's lifestyle.

Whether you want to hike, mountain bike, fish, or just take it easy with a nature stroll, Mammoth Mountain Reservations has the perfect vacation rental. 

Yosemite National Park

Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.

First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

What is there to do in Yosemite? This common question is a difficult one to answer... because there are so many answers.

Road and Mountain Biking

Mammoth Lakes is the place to come for some of the most scenic mountain biking in the whole Eastern Sierra. From beginner trail systems such as the Shady Rest Forest and Park loops to one of the fastest downhill tracks (Kamikaze) on Mammoth Mountain, you are sure to find the perfect trail to suit your fancy. Below you will find a small array of options.

For more ideas, pick up a guidebook at one of the local bike shops, check out the trails of Mammoth Mountain's bike park on their interactive trail map, or ask one of the bike shop locals to get the skinny on their favorite places to ride.


Visitors travel far and wide to visit one of the most picturesque places to fish in California. Whether you are fly fishing or bait fishing, Mammoth Lakes offers endless options of lakes and streams to spend your days searching for that big catch.

There are even fishing Derbies to test your skills and win prizes (Sept. will give you a chance to win a million dollars). So, visit Mammoth Lakes to enjoy trout fishing in beautiful lakes with amazing mountain vistas.


The beautiful of the Sierra Nevada mountains that are enjoyed in the winter is amazing to experience in the warmer seasons.

In spring time, you will be awed by the blooming flowers with snow-covered peaks in the background. As it gets warmer, the high mountain passes start opening up and you can explore more deeply into the canyons and high mountains to see some of the most beautiful vistas that you can feast your eyes on. The end of the summer brings fall colors that can't be beat!


Mammoth Lakes houses two golf courses in it's small town: Sierra Star (18 holes) and Snowcreek (9 holes.)   With the amazing mountains around Mammoth Lakes serving as the backdrop you'll have a hard time keeping your eye on the ball!! Around both of these beautiful courses, you will find pine tree and gorgeous vistas. Sierra Star is located more in the center of town and Snowcreek is at the base Mammoth Rock in the Sherwin moutain range. They are both open to the public so check out the details below to decide which one you may like to play in.

Sierra Star Golf Course

Snowcreek Golf Course


When you're in Mono County, treat yourself to an exciting adventure out on Mono Lake. Rent a kayak and explore the beauty that draws thousands of visitors each year.

If you have your own human-powered watercraft, Navy Beach on the south shore is the best launch spot on the lake. Take U.S. Highway 395 north from Mammoth Lakes and turn right onto State Highway 120 just before Lee Vining. Follow the signs to Navy Beach.

No kayak? No worries. Caldera Kayaks offers guided natural history tours of Mono Lake and provides all the gear you’ll need. You’ll follow a guide along the shoreline, through the tufa towers and to the inlet of Rush Creek. No experience is required, but a sense of adventure helps. The Mono Lake Committee also offers naturalist tours in canoes.