8 miles
Distance
313 ft
Climb
-2,252 ft
Descent
00:58:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Rock Creek Trail

Lower Rock Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Bishop
    Bishop, California
  • AKA
    Rock Creek
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #16286 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

One of the area's best singletrack trails with a few ride options from a longer out and back, shuttle, or a lap or two on the upper sections for a quick fix. The trail is in somewhat sandy substrate so running a lower tire pressure is nice but its super easy to pinch flat in the rocks. The lower "gorge" section is a "Intermediate/Difficult" rocky commitment so plan accordingly.

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More Stats for Lower Rock Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,938 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,943 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,882 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,882 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,943 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.387%
  • Grade min
    43.548%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,590 ft
  • Avg time
    00:58:33
  • Avg reverse time
    01:17:38
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Lower Rock Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 5:16pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      A bit overgrown in places but still rideable
      Jul 19, 2018 @ 7:06am
      Jul 19, 2018
      The trail is in good shape. A really fun trail with some very technical rock sections on the bottom third of the trail. All are easy to hike a...
      Apr 11, 2018 @ 8:42pm
      Apr 11, 2018
      Great fun trail. Nice workout going up. There are some hike over rock sections but that depends on your level. Easy trail to follow to the top....
      Oct 21, 2017 @ 6:38pm
      Oct 21, 2017
      Fast fun and dry
      Jul 3, 2017 @ 12:15pm
      Jul 3, 2017
      Some water where stream runs heavy
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      • 22 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 161 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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      flag DPoole166 (Jul 5, 2018 at 16:27)
       A tight technical trail that is a constant climb. There is a lot of loose rock and the trail is next to a creek with fast moving water. The water is ice cold so it makes for a good break to cool off in the water. Lots of weed over growth and lots of thorny plants. My legs were quite scratched up.
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