Fish Slough Road

Total Miles
11.0

Elevation

1,487.55 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The 11-mile trail is a wide dirt road. Depending on the time of the year, it could be evenly graded or can have washboards of varying degrees. There are many beautiful views of the White Mountains to the east and the eastern Sierra Mountains to the west. he other highlight is three separate areas of historical petroglyphs to explore.

Photos of Fish Slough Road

Fish Slough Road
Fish Slough Road
Fish Slough Road

Difficulty

This is a well-maintained graded road. It can be relatively smooth or have spots of washboards; it depends on the time of the year. The area is BLM land. There are various side trails. Some of them are LADWP-owned and have some overnight restrictions.

History

The area has unique geologic features formed by the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of the Long Valley Caldera 750,000 years ago, which left a highly dissected landscape of Bishop Tuff. Through time, this once barren tableau has evolved to support a unique and fragile environment that takes a keen eye and time to appreciate. The Volcanic Tablelands is situated at the ecological cusp of the Northern Mojave and Great Basin floristic provinces where plants and associated wildlife species combine to make this an unusual and biologically diverse landscape.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

Trail can be accessed from Bishop, Benton, or the Chidago Canyon Rd. From Bishop, take U.S. Highway 6 north for 1.4 miles. Turn left on Five Bridges Road and proceed 2.4 miles to Fish Slough Road.

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