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Mammoth Pass Cutoff

Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

This trail joins McLeod Lake to the John Muir/PCT over relatively easy terrain on a good trail.


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

91%

Runnable

9,339' 2,847 m

High

8,895' 2,711 m

Low

256' 78 m

Up

672' 205 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

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Runner Notes

This trail features easy running, but it's a little dusty usually. There are a couple of slightly steep but very short climbs.

Description

The cutoff trail from McLeod Lake (near Horshoe Lake in the Mammoth Lakes Basin) to the John Muir Trail (JMT) / Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) rolls over easy terrain on a good, but lesser used, trail. The trail joins the JMT/PCT at Deer Creek where year-round water runs. From there, a short jaunt up-trail leads to Upper Crater Meadows, and shortly down the trail is Lower Crater Meadows and more running water.

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Shared By:

J Hickok

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 2 votes

#16

in Mammoth Lakes

#23009

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  3.0 from 2 votes
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#16

in Mammoth Lakes

#2,550

in California

#23,009

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