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    Black Canyon Road

    Inyo National Forest, California
    Elevation Gain1,626ft
    Trailhead Elevation5,582ft
    Elevation Min/Max4077/5582ft
    Elevation Start/End5582/5582ft

    Black Canyon Road

    Black Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Inyo County, California. It is within Inyo National Forest. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 5,582 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,626 feet. This trail connects with the following: 34e303.
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    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    "The first miles of this walk are reminiscent of a desert canyon, a miniature of Death Valley’s Titus Canyon, yet it is just a 20- minute drive from the town of Bishop and accessible by two-wheel-drive vehicle. The walk up a little-used dirt road leads you through a steep narrow canyon of dark metamorphic rock, past sections of exquisitely folded layers, through a band of limestone eroded into pinnacles, and up into rolling flats of western junipers and pinyon pines. Two perennial springs provide water." Read more

    Trail Information

    Inyo National Forest
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    Inyo National Forest
    Inyo National Forest
    Local Contacts
    USGS 7.5-min. Westgard Pass, Blanco Peak (for trip to the bristlecone pines), and Poleta Canyon (for the drive to the trailhead)
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