The Narrows - Papoose Flat

Big Pine, California 93513

The Narrows - Papoose Flat

The Narrows - Papoose Flat Professional Review and Guide

"You will wind through a narrow canyon on a single-lane road that passes an even narrower, high-walled cleft, The Narrows. Papoose Flat is a high expanse marked by countless large granite outcrops (including one with an arch). It provides a fantastic view across the Owens Valley to the Sierra."

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"This beautiful loop includes an especially appealing mix of very narrow, high-walled canyons leading to a particularly tight gap called The Narrows (you won’t drive through them). It continues to broad Papoose Flat, a lofty (about 8,400’) expanse that has been a food-gathering place for American Indians for thousands of years. It is marked by numerous massive granite outcrops (including one with an arch) that are reminiscent of the Owens Valley’s famous Alabama Hills, with views across the 10,000-foot-deep valley to the Sierra."

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Trail Information

Big Pine
Nearby City
25.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Difficulty
2.5 hours
Duration
Best late spring through fall
Season
Inyo National Forest, Mt. Whitney Ranger Station
Local Contacts
Inyo National Forest
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018