4.4 miles
Distance
409 ft
Climb
-2,415 ft
Descent
00:41:39
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Poleta Canyon Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Poleta Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bishop
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Mar-Jan
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #59144 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #32542 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Inyo National Forest

Poleta Canyon is a fun single track descent out of the white mountains, that twists through washes, drops over dry falls through a fun canyon section, and offers awesome views of the Sierra throughout.

Access Info

Climb out of Black Canyon on one of two roads, and cross north across Poleta Flat. That road turns into single track after dropping through some moon dust ruts.

More Stats for Poleta Canyon mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,006 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,752 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,776 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,776 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,770 ft
  • Grade
    -8.567%
  • Grade max
    -39.353%
  • Grade min
    41.891%
  • Distance climb
    3,970 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    950 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:39
  • Avg reverse time
    01:43:36
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Status:
on May 1, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Poleta Canyon Trail Reports

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      May 1, 2020 @ 5:51pm
      May 1, 2020
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 8:12am
      Apr 23, 2020
      Snow's gone
      Jan 25, 2020 @ 10:21am
      Jan 25, 2020
      Fun! Snow is packed down by a few bikes and a moto. Hard to keep the line in a few places.
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 8:45pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      Good. Didn't get washed out over the summer.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 31 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Poleta Canyon Shuttle
      13 miles
      Silver to Poleta
      32 miles

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      Poleta Mtn Bike Trail
      5:40 | 520 | Jul 17, 2018 , Bishop
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