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."