Mammoth Lakes Trail Challenge: The Summer 60

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Welcome to Mammoth Lakes Trail Challenge: Summer 60

Mammoth Lakes is so much more than the classic (but sometimes busy) places you’ve seen on Instagram. That’s why Visit Mammoth is challenging you to get off-the-beaten-path this summer with the Mammoth Trail Challenge: Summer 60. We’ve compiled 60 miles of lesser known trails to help you get outside the busy areas and have a slice of this adventureland all to yourself, even if it’s just for a while.

So what’s the Mammoth Trail Challenge?

Over the next two months (July 1-August 31) challenge yourself to complete 60 miles of off-the-beaten-path trails in and around Mammoth Lakes. Whether you’re in it to discover your new favorite trail, to push your athletic limits, or to win a $500 Mammoth Card (redeemable at participating Mammoth Lakes businesses).  The Mammoth Lakes Trail Challenge: Summer 60 is all about having fun on the trails in Mammoth Lakes. 

Registration is free! Although we do encourage donations that will go directly to four local stewardship and conservation organizations who take care of the trails we all enjoy. (Learn more about these local organizations below.)  Here’s how to register and start racking up the miles:

Participating is a Few Clicks Away and REGISTRATION IS FREE

1. Create an account with Terrain Scouts.

2. Register for the Mammoth Lakes Trail Challenge: Summer 60.

3. During registration, you'll be prompted to link your Strava account to the Mammoth Lakes Trail Challenge. (Don’t worry, a Strava account is free, too. And you’ll be able to create one if you don’t already have one).

4. Be sure either your activity tracker is connected to Strava or you are using the Strava app on your phone to record your activities. 

Hit the Trails to win a $500 Mammoth Gift Card

The more miles you cover, the better your chances

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Engage With Your Trail Community

Once you register, you’ll find a whole community of hikers, runners, and cyclists participating in the Mammoth Lakes Trail Challenge with you. Compete against other visitors and local legends taking on the challenge. Or just see how far you can go if that’s more your style. And don’t forget to share pictures using #MammothTrailChallenge along the way. Our favorite photos will be randomly awarded with bonus goodies! 

As you complete miles in the challenge, you’ll earn entries to the $500 Mammoth Card giveaway. . The more miles you complete, the more entries you’ll receive.

While you’re out exploring, don’t forget to treat local trails with respect. And if you are able, consider giving back to the local organizations that help take care of Mammoth Lakes. 

About Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access 

From trail maintenance and stewardship to planning for the future of the trail system in Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) cares for the trails in areas such as the Mammoth Lakes Basin, the Sherwins, and the paved paths throughout the town. Click here to Donate Now and support their great work. 

About Mammoth Lakes Recreation

Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) champions recreation and culture opportunities, with a focus on sustainable recreation. A donation to MLR helps to fund sustainable recreation infrastructure projects in Mammoth Lakes. MLR also offers an Adopt-a-Trail program, where organizations or groups can sponsor a specific trail in Mammoth Lakes.

About Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association 

Educating and inspiring people about Eastern Sierra Public Lands through interpretive products, exhibits, and programs. Click here to Donate Now and support their great work.

About Friends of the Inyo 

Our mission is to ensure the public lands of the Eastern Sierra exist in an intact, healthy natural state for people and wildlife through preservation, stewardship, exploration, and education. Click here to Donate Now and support their great work.

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