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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 bird watching and is best used from March until November.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 485 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

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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.

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Amanda Berkes
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Super cool walk. Not easy - hiking on sand for a lot of it. My 8 & 11 year olds did well. Super cool to explore. Highly recommend. Bring lots of water. Honked in late June and it was very warm.

Eric Ledgerwood
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Beautiful views of Mono Lake and environs, especially from the top of Black Point itself. Long pants and hiking boots highly recommended. Very thorny Sagebrush will rip fabric. Thick sand feels like walking along a beach for a significant portion. At sunset we encountered a snake while returning to our vehicle but it was already too dark to identify it properly. There isn't an actual trail to follow so basically just keep walking uphill in the general direction shown on the map and you will get there. Take plenty of water, especially during the warm season.

Vera Urbanovich
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Amazing to explore! Need hiking shoes though.

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Serena Irby
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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.

Allison Stein
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Bear S.
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Chas Haworth
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Wendy Nishikawa
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Wendy Nishikawa
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Kate T
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Michael White
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Marcia Dettloff
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Pangpang Jiaolian
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Shacoby J.
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Steve Y
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Anthony salcido
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Jing Zhang
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Joseph Mathes
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Michael White
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Alan Kreisa
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