Yost Creek Bike Trail “Fireman’s”

This Out N’ Back will take you anywhere from 1 – 4 hours depending on your fitness level and game plan. The dirt trail is mostly single track, with technical rock features and some loose sandy areas. The first mile or so is all uphill and has the best views of town.  You can make this a shorter ride and simply turn around when you arrive at the June Mountain Ski Area (about 2 miles in). If you continue on across June Mountain, please make sure you end your ride at the Owens Headwaters Wilderness Area.  NO BIKES are permitted in Wilderness areas.  At this time there is no sign that shows where the Wilderness area begins. So be sure you stop after 3.6 miles or reference a map.  We personally like to ditch our bikes at the Wilderness Boundary and continue on foot for a half mile to Yost Meadows for a snack. This is a shared trail, so be sure to slow and yield to any foot hikers.

An alternative route would be to park at the June Mountain Ski Area and pedal or hike a bike up Canyon Trail, continue hiking above the chalet and enter Yost Trail on the lookers left side of the Ski Area (under Chair 6). The trail is marked.  When you get here, you can expect to gear up and head down for mostly fun single track from trees, roots, rocks to sandy mountain sides.

More Awesome Info: https://fatbikemammoth.com/2014/08/05/ride-report-yost-meadows-trail-june-lake-ca/

Decline Magazine Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeCe_q4JkWI

Start Location

Yost Trail Head is a Dirt Parking Lot across from Fire Station #1 at the entrance to town


Out N’ Back (or maybe a loop if you start by hiking up the June Mountain Ski Area “Canyon Trail”)


3.6 Miles One Way ( to Wilderness Boundary)

Elevation Gain

1,670 Feet


Advanced Climbing
Technical Descents
Single Track
Sandy Areas
Lane Sharing with Hikers


Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall

Safety Tips & Etiquette

This is a steep uphill almost immediately.  We like to use an Enduro or Trail bike, but it is not uncommon to see some Downhill bikes making their way up.  Be prepared to hike a bike or if you are super fit you can pedal up (Lance, Lance, Lance..). There are technical rocks on trail so always wear your helmet and knee pads/gloves are not a bad idea either.  And some water!  Please remember we are sharing this trail with hikers, and please slow your downhill decent if you see anyone.



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  • Elevation – 7,654 feet (2,333 meters)

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