8 miles
Distance
313 ft
Climb
-2,252 ft
Descent
01:00:36
Avg time
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Lower Rock Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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.

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
    01:00:36
  • Avg reverse time
    01:17:38
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Status:
on May 27, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (7 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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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Closed

  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Lower Rock Creek Trail Reports

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      May 27, 2019 @ 11:03pm
      May 27, 2019
      Nice flow - lower third rips with some scrabble and hike-a-bikes.
      May 14, 2019 @ 10:32pm
      May 14, 2019
      Bit overgrown on the lower half. Fantastic otherwise
      May 4, 2019 @ 4:26pm
      May 4, 2019
      Tom's Place to sections 1 & 2 and back
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 4:41pm
      Apr 29, 2019
      Some muddy puddles, full wet part on third section, but otherwise dry
      Apr 3, 2019 @ 10:58pm
      Apr 3, 2019
      No snow after first road crossing for rest of downhill. Top section mostly rideable, but a few long snow patches remain. One downed sapling in the...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 77 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 161 rides
      •  

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      Oct 29, 2017 @ 6:14pm
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      Jul 22, 2014 @ 7:52am
      Jul 22, 2014

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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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      • + 0
      flag mdnadon112 (Jul 7, 2019 at 20:16)
       Super flowy up top with a choppy bottom half. Super fun you can be on the pedals almost the entire way and pick up speed. Super challenging to see if you can maintain speed while going down some of the most technical Trail. This Trail is about as fast as you want to pedal.
      [Reply]

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