Mazourka Canyon

Total Miles
35.9

Elevation

2,893.39 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Starts off easy from Independence to Badger Flat. After which it turns into a very rocky adventure with many angled ledges and some narrow sections. Do not attempt to continue past Badger Flat without high clearance and 4WD. The views throughout are incredible, you can see across the valley and into the Sierras with some of the best views of Mount Whitney.

Photos of Mazourka Canyon

Mazourka Canyon
Mazourka Canyon
Mazourka Canyon

Difficulty

Trail is AWD easy until you reach Badger Flat. Do not attempt to reach Papoose Flat without a high clearance 4x4. Very rocky with a high puncture risk. This section also has one 3ft ledge to traverse.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Ashton Fera
Oct 28, 2023
2021 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Greg Taylor
Aug 25, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
T Burch
Jun 17, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
John Adams
May 16, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Washboard

Access Description

From Highway 395 on the south side of Independence, take the paved Mazourka Canyon Road east. It will turn into gravel and dirt as it heads up the valley.

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