North Fork Lubken Creek Canyon

Total Miles
3.6

Elevation

1,822.31 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This out-and-back trail starts just off Horseshoe Meadows Road. It is a sandy trail with various rock garden obstacles. Heavy ruts are also found at various spots but can be bypassed with smart, cautious driving. It starts at just under 5,000 feet and rises over 1,000 feet. You are rewarded with stunning views of the Alabama Hills rock formations, the surrounding mountains, Lone Pine, and the Owen Valley and Lake below. Spring can also bring beautiful wildflowers. This trail is more challenging than the South Fork trail. High-clearance 4x4 is recommended.

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North Fork Lubken Creek Canyon
North Fork Lubken Creek Canyon
North Fork Lubken Creek Canyon

Difficulty

This is a primarily sandy trail with various rock sections. There are a least two heavily rutted sections and off-camber sections as you rise up the canyon.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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Access Description

This is easily accessed from the paved Horseshoe Meadows Road.

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