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
Nearby City
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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