Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center
The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center specializes in providing general information about the Inyo National Forest and surrounding local areas. Stop in for maps of the area and suggestions on great places to hike, camp and visit. The center provides campfire permits, wooding permits, and backpacking…
This is a good place to start your trip. They have lots of recommendations for activities and give out free maps.
A great place to start your visit to Mammoth Lakes and the surrounding Eastern Sierras area. Lots of great knowledge about local hiking and biking trails, fishing, etc. as well as winter activities such as cross country skiing, ice skating, downhill skiing or snowboarding too!
The Mammoth Welcome Center is a great place to plan your stay. Knowledgeable staff can help guide you with bus schedules, hiking trails, biking, points of interest, events, rentals, and discounts. They can also help you navigate your next stop, such as Yosemite.
Learn about local geography and ecology from a forest ranger. Find out about hikes and trails.
“This is an easy hike that runs along the northwest side of the Sherwins. The trail runs along the side of the mountain and has views of the entire valley below. I recommend this hike in the evenings as it can be directly in the sun during morning and early afternoon hikes. To access the trail head turn right as you exit the Snowcreek complex taking Old Mammoth Road towards Lake Mary. The trail head is only a couple of miles up the road on the left. Use Mammoth Rock, the large spire sticking out of the side of the mountain, as your guide as to where to pick up the trail head. ”
“As far as I am concerned, we have the best of all worlds. We are very near to The Village so it is easily accessible. Yet, we are across Lake Mary Rd. from the Village so when you are done with your entertainment, restaurants, shops, skiing, riding, biking, gondola ride, trolley ride ... you can walk home to a serene mountain environment and peacefully work, rest, relax and enjoy the forest outside your front door.”