Volcanic Tableland Drive

Bishop, California 93514

Volcanic Tableland Drive

Volcanic Tableland Drive Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Volcanic Tableland, a gnarled expanse of boulders and serpentine ravines that is popular for the sport of bouldering, formed 700,000 years ago when vents of the Long Valley Caldera, to the northwest, spewed clouds of hot rhyolitic ash and rock. Visitors enjoy petroglyphs, the narrows of Red Rock Canyon and views of the Sierra and the White Mountains. The route passes through the Fish Slough Area of Critical Environmental Concern, a 36,000-acre area of wetlands, alkali meadows and uplands where the Mojave Desert and Great Basin converge. Note: Do not touch the petroglyphs."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
3 hours
Best fall through spring; check local conditions
BLM’s Bishop Field Office
Local Contacts
Inyo National Forest, ACSC Eastern Sierra Guide Map, CRRA
Local Maps

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