7.7 miles
Distance
30 ft
Climb
-1,934 ft
Descent
01:09:44
Avg time
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Lower Rock Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bishop
    , California
  • Ref Number
    #3008
  • AKA
    Rock Creek
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15751 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57104 in Trail Running
    • #30197 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

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.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Lower Rock Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,904 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,976 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,893 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,880 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,977 ft
  • Grade
    -4.7%
  • Grade max
    -28.6%
  • Grade min
    10.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,194 ft
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,424 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:44
  • Avg reverse time
    01:23:09
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on Aug 21, 2023
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      Lower Rock Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 21, 2023 @ 5:57pm
      Aug 21, 2023
      Jul 7, 2023 @ 10:40am
      Jul 7, 2023
      A little wet at the bottom but totally rippable. I'm just really not sure why they sanitized the whole trail accept one technical section. It's...
      Jun 10, 2023 @ 12:12pm
      Jun 10, 2023
      First segment trailhead is rutted out. Look for a bypass path 50 yards or so down the road next to a “Stop ahead” sign. Second segment in...
      Jun 3, 2023 @ 12:44pm
      Jun 3, 2023
      Top is amazing. Bottom 1-2 miles or so significant flooding from creek on trail
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 11:36am
      Mar 14, 2022
      Top part: snow still on trail in the shaded areas throughout. Lower part (after road crossing): A very small amount of snow on the side of the trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 701 rides
      • Last: May 18, 2024

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      Oct 24, 2020 @ 7:57pm
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