Here is a great Mtn Bike ride you can take today. Not many late April days will you find this route 98% melted out. Insane views make this a nice early season warm up ride. Take your camera on this adventure.
Knolls Loop Dirt Roads (Map B9)
Length – 10 miles Advanced/ Strenuous
This route begins at the Shady Rest Day Use Parking Area directly across from McDonalds. As you enter the Shady Rest Area you will notice a paved path to your left. We will use this path to get from the parking area to the start of this long ride. Please use the day use parking and not campsite parking.
Once your parked head back to the paved trail and ride down it 100 yards. Cross over the paved road next to the path and you will see a dirt single track this is the start of the fun. Next you will see there is a kiosk with a map of the Knolls Loop and surrounding Trails.
This Mountain Bike Route follows dirt roads with numerous side roads and variations. Most of the roads in this area loop back into each other or to the Sawmill Cutoff road, the Mammoth Scenic Loop or Hwy. 203 at some point. Sign mark the entire Knolls Loop so it is easy to follow this route. This ride offers up some views of the eastern sierra that are stunning and you will want to get off yur bikes and take a look and reflect. This ride get a rating of a 10 for dirt road fun.
Here is a copy of the map your can download in PDF Format.