3.4 miles
Distance
98 ft
Climb
-1,360 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Adaptive Riders, until further notice, a support rider is recommended for this route.

This is a super fun route from Mid Station to Canyon Lodge.

Detailed Description
Brake Through, Boomerang to Shotgun is a 3 mile moderately popular expert route located near Mammoth Lakes California. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 98 ft with a max elevation of 9,657 ft then descends -1,360 ft.

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14 Reviews & Comments

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DataJunkie (Sep 19, 2022 at 15:35)
If you want to skip the initial fire road climb from McCoy to the entrance, take Chair 16 (Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm during peak season) and ride down the Burma Road (service road). It's called Follow Me Connector on the map.
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DataJunkie (Sep 19, 2022 at 15:35)
If you want to skip the initial fire road climb from McCoy to the entrance, take Chair 16 (Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm during peak season) and ride down the Burma Road (service road). It's called Follow Me Connector on the map.
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Scarlo73 (Aug 19, 2021 at 18:10)
Trail Boomerang
Fun times on this with 2 good steep rock rolls. Fun turns
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Scarlo73 (Aug 19, 2021 at 18:10)
Trail Boomerang
Fun times on this with 2 good steep rock rolls. Fun turns
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Scarlo73 (Aug 19, 2021 at 18:09)
In the beginning a lot of pedaling but then it gets fun. Connected to Boomerang so never completely did it
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Scarlo73 (Aug 19, 2021 at 18:09)
In the beginning a lot of pedaling but then it gets fun. Connected to Boomerang so never completely did it
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wrightwoodfilms (Jul 26, 2019 at 16:02)
Trail Boomerang
Thank you MTB Gods Follow ME is the best ever!
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wrightwoodfilms (Jul 26, 2019 at 16:02)
Trail Boomerang
Thank you MTB Gods Follow ME is the best ever!
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DataJunkie (Oct 3, 2016 at 21:14)
Classic intermediate trail. Tons of fun rock gardens, beautiful scenery etc. Extremely sandy in certain spots near the top but a fun challenge, lots of paver turns and a few braking bumps in deep kittle litter that can be fun, or throw you off your bike.

The beginning can be a bit of a bummer, a long climb on a service road, and there is a rock garden created by a waterfall that is tough to negotiate. If you can't make it, you will end up having to walk your bike through it and up the climb. Early season, there was about a foot of water coming down the waterfall and into the trail.

This is a great ride for many adventures: Connect to Flow, Seven Bridges, Ricochet, or Skid Marks via Lincoln Express. Or, ride to the bottom and continue onto Paper Route or Downtown, and the best part is you bypass the climbs on Downtown!
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DataJunkie (Oct 3, 2016 at 21:14)
Classic intermediate trail. Tons of fun rock gardens, beautiful scenery etc. Extremely sandy in certain spots near the top but a fun challenge, lots of paver turns and a few braking bumps in deep kittle litter that can be fun, or throw you off your bike.

The beginning can be a bit of a bummer, a long climb on a service road, and there is a rock garden created by a waterfall that is tough to negotiate. If you can't make it, you will end up having to walk your bike through it and up the climb. Early season, there was about a foot of water coming down the waterfall and into the trail.

This is a great ride for many adventures: Connect to Flow, Seven Bridges, Ricochet, or Skid Marks via Lincoln Express. Or, ride to the bottom and continue onto Paper Route or Downtown, and the best part is you bypass the climbs on Downtown!
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DataJunkie (Oct 3, 2016 at 20:55)
Trail Shotgun
Very fun trail, especially after it rains.There is nothing too technical on Shotgun. There is a lot of sand with some rock gardens embedded, a wallride which is easy to avoid if you want. It is pretty difficult to take this one slowly. There is a very convenient junction placed right where you start to pick up speed, so you can bail onto Big Ring if need be.
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DataJunkie (Oct 3, 2016 at 20:55)
Trail Shotgun
Very fun trail, especially after it rains.There is nothing too technical on Shotgun. There is a lot of sand with some rock gardens embedded, a wallride which is easy to avoid if you want. It is pretty difficult to take this one slowly. There is a very convenient junction placed right where you start to pick up speed, so you can bail onto Big Ring if need be.
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DataJunkie (Oct 3, 2016 at 20:53)
Trail Gravy Train
I hate this trail. I love the Bike Park but this is probably the most worthless trail on the mountain.

It doesn't matter if you start at McCoy or at Off the Top, you will be climbing most of the way. At the end of the summer I was able to do all the climbs on this trail which was quite an accomplishment, but this trail is so easily avoidable. I think Bearing Straits doesn't get the love it deserves because it requires riding Gravy Train to get there if you want to ride it downhill.
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DataJunkie (Sep 19, 2022 at 13:57)
Trail Gravy Train
It has been 6 years, and I've leveled up, and lost 50 pounds, and my opinion remains. I curse in my head when I am on this trail.

Bearing Straits is a lot of fun, and GrAvY TrAiN is the only way to get to it heading westbound. Coming from OTT isn't too bad as it's a quick ride with a little bit of climbing, but it's full of really loose rock, almost like gravel. Coming from McCoy, good lord, is a workout. If you want to ride Bearing Straits, enter Gravy Train from OTT. You could also ride UP from Eliminator/White Bark.
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Trails in Route

Gravy Train2,142 ft
Brake Through3,202 ft
Boomerang3,389 ft
Shotgun4,216 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Brake Through, Boomerang to Shotgun mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,262 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,338 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,600 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,337 ft
  • Grade
    -7%
  • Grade max
    -34%
  • Grade min
    16.6%
  • Distance climb
    2,116 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    814 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Brake Through
Oct 26, 2022 @ 2:53am
Oct 26, 2022
A bit of snow on top and many loose rocks across trail
Boomerang
Sep 3, 2022 @ 9:21am
Sep 3, 2022
Shotgun
Aug 1, 2022 @ 9:03am
Aug 1, 2022
Gravy Train
Oct 21, 2020 @ 12:35pm
Oct 21, 2020
Bike park closed for season, see you in 2021!
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