3.1 miles
Distance
92 ft
Climb
-1,346 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Best trail combo from Mid to Canyon. Optional Pipeline to Smooth Operator.

Adaptive Rider info:
- There are a couple of rock gardens on the beginning of Brake Through that some adaptive riders will need assistance with.
- Use the Flow Fall-Line Shortcut to bypass an exposed section on Brake Through.
- On Flow, best to bypass thew first rock garden and the Flow Drop. Follow the single black signs.

Detailed Description
Brake Through, Flow to Shotgun is a 3 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Mammoth Lakes California. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 92 ft with a max elevation of 9,657 ft then descends -1,346 ft.

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15 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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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 18:09)
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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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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Xfmtb0419 (Dec 31, 2017 at 15:17)
Trail Pipeline
Big freakin jumps.
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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 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!
[Reply]
  • + 1
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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Trails in Route

Service Road2,549 ft
Brake Through4,882 ft
Flow Fall-Line Shortcut997 ft
Flow384 ft
Flow2,897 ft
Pipeline223 ft
Service Road213 ft
Shotgun4,173 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for Brake Through, Flow to Shotgun mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,254 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,344 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,598 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,343 ft
  • Grade
    -7.7%
  • Grade max
    -46%
  • Grade min
    16.6%
  • Distance climb
    2,523 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    751 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
Shotgun
Aug 1, 2022 @ 9:03am
Aug 1, 2022
Pipeline
Jul 26, 2022 @ 11:15am
Jul 26, 2022
open for 2022
Flow
Jul 26, 2022 @ 11:08am
Jul 26, 2022
open for 2022
Flow Fall-Line Shortcut
Aug 23, 2021 @ 12:32pm
Aug 23, 2021
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