Black Point Fissures Trail

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Black Point Fissures Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

1.8 miles
485 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers



no dogs

This cross-country adventure explores a high-desert volcanic cone in search of bizarre box canyons in miniature. NOTE: There is no trail. This is a cross-country route over rock and sand and through thick sagebrush. Without a trail, this hike is an adventure. You are not likely to get seriously disoriented anywhere on Black Point, a hill surrounded by open country for miles around, but if you are inexperienced with cross-country travel, this hike may not be for you. A compass might help but isn't necessary if you are observant and have a basic sense of direction. Wear long pants for bushwhacking, and bring water and a hat.

1 month ago

It is not a difficult hike per say but not exactly young child friendly. I would say 8+. Wear thicker more durable long pants because the bushes are very thorny and will rip them. Saw a couple jack rabbits but for the most part pretty untouched and quiet area with very few hikers. The way to the parking lot is a long stretch of unpaved narrow dirt road — beware your car has likelihood of being scratched as the side of the road is full of bushes. Overall, the fissures were pretty cool and it was a good way to spend the day when in the area.