Coyote Flat

Stunning views, great hiking, and opportunities to camp and fish.

Total Miles
24.3
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
3376.61

Duration
8

Technical Rating
5/10

Best Time
Summer

Trail Overview

Difficulty

Moderate: Much of trail is easy, but rocky sections are moderate. Most of trail is above 10,000 feet with highest point above 11,000 feet. Aggressive stock 4x4 SUVs will manage fine.

History

Most of the mining in the area was done during WWII when tungsten was in demand. A.H. Peterson built the road to Coyote Flat in 1940 to access his mining claims and mill site. The Schober Mine was discovered by Harold Schober in 1940 and was profitable for several years.

Access Description

From Bishop, take Barlow Lane south from 395 or Schober Lane west from Main Street (also 395, see our map). Head west on Underwood 0.9 miles and turn left on Coyote Valley Road, which immediately changes to dirt. Follow Coyote Valley Road to right before substation and continue west another 3.7 miles to 2-panel forest sign.

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