4 miles
Distance
409 ft
Climb
-2,415 ft
Descent
00:37:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Poleta Canyon Trail

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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Mar-Jan
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9238 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Poleta Canyon mountain bike 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
    00:37:35
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Status:
on Jan 25, 2020
Snow Packed
Avg: 5 (1 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Poleta Canyon Trail Reports

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      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

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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 8 rides
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