|Difficulty||1-2 Beginner to beginner-intermediate|
|Length||Up to few miles|
|Navigation||Marked trail (groomed five days a week weather permitting)|
|Season||December through mid-April|
|Snowmobiles Use||Not permitted [Please report illegal use of snowmobiles in this area.]|
|USGS Topo||7.5' series, Old Mammoth|
|Start||In front of the entrance to the Mammoth Ranger Station (Visitor Center) on Highway 203 at the edge of the town of Mammoth Lakes.|
Located adjacent to the center of the town of Mammoth Lakes, these trails, which weave through the forest over fairly level terrain, offer easy and sheltered touring during stormy weather. The trails are groomed five days a week, weather permitting, and are free to the public.
Though well marked, they turn on and off campground roads, so if they are not groomed it is important to keep track of the markers if you wish to stay on the marked trails.
These trails are shared by a variety of non-motorized users including snowshoers and dog walkers, so please be mindful of others and share the trails.
This link will open a map that gives a general layout of the Shady Rest trails.