4.4 miles
Distance
409 ft
Climb
-2,415 ft
Descent
00:58:26
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Poleta Canyon Trail

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    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
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  • 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
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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
    00:58:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:43:36
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on Jun 19, 2023
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  • Ideal
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      Poleta Canyon Trail Reports

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      Jun 19, 2023 @ 2:57am
      Jun 19, 2023
      It was slightly overgrown, but overall in good shape.
      Nov 2, 2022 @ 10:02am
      Nov 2, 2022
      First uphill part is perfect, but after aprox 7,5 km the road dissapear and it becomes impossible to pedal for some time. After maybe 2 or 3 km it...
      Oct 30, 2022 @ 8:55am
      Oct 30, 2022
      We shuttled and hit black canyon road to poleta canyon to poleta canyon road. The top section is fun with the exception of the loose 1300 ft...
      May 1, 2020 @ 5:51pm
      May 1, 2020
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 8:12am
      Apr 23, 2020
      Snow's gone
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