Black Point Fissures

Lee Vining, California 93541

Black Point Fissures

Black Point Fissures Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This cross-country adventure explores a high-desert volcanic cone in search of bizarre box canyons in miniature. As you gain elevation, you also soon gain sight of Black Point’s summit, capped with hard, ochre-colored basalt rock. Aim for it. As you rise higher, stark, stupendous vistas expand southward over Mono Lake, eastward into the Great Basin desert, and west and southwest along the rugged crest of the Sierra Nevada. Shadows and bursts of light from ever-changing cloud formations play dramatically across the landscape."

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Trail Information

Lee Vining
Nearby City
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours.
Duration
Generally from March through November, except on hot summer afternoons. In mild years it is possible to hike during winter.
Season
6,450 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,900 feet
Top Elevation
Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center, Inyo National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Negit Island.
Local Maps