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Mammoth Pass to Reds Meadow

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

This trail is a spectacular shortcut to Reds Meadow.


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4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

78%

Runnable

9,423' 2,872 m

High

7,728' 2,355 m

Low

373' 114 m

Up

1,699' 518 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

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Description

The trailhead starts at Horseshoe Lake. This is also the starting point for Mammoth Pass Trail and McLeod Lake. The trail begins on a steady uphill trail for about 0.5 miles then it levels out with a mild downhill run to the end.

The trail is well established through sometimes-dense trees in the Ansel Adams Wilderness for about two miles. It then opens up to the burnt area in Reds Meadow Valley where you can see Devils Postpile across the way. Follow the trail where it ends at the Reds Meadow pack station.

It's a tranquil run through the woods with lots of native flora and fauna.

You can run back or take the shuttle ($7) to the ski lodge and then take another shuttle (free) back into town when you can. From town, you can then catch the Lake Mary Trolley (free) back to Horseshoe Lake.

Dogs are allowed on leash and can also ride the shuttles as long as they are muzzled.

Flora & Fauna

Chicken of the woods, wild berries.

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Ang La

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Heading though Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Oct 3, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
View of Devils Postpile.
Oct 3, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Burnt area in Reds Valley.
Oct 3, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
End of trail. Follow sign to pack station.
Oct 3, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Wild Berries, local floral and fauna.
Oct 3, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA
Chicken of the woods. Local flora and fauna.
Oct 3, 2017 near Mammoth…, CA

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Aug 11, 2018
Dave Chapman
Pretty nice trail, mostly downhill if you want to shuttle back out of Reds Meadows. We linked it to the JMT S then up Crater Meadows 4mi