Silver Canyon Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#64 of 118 trails in

Silver Canyon Trail is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bishop, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

hiking

off road driving

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail, amazing views from the top area. If traveling down from White Mountain you will want to lock in low gear and use breaks lightly, which is hard to do with the steep grade, loose rock, and shelf road. I recommend taking a break at one of the large turns to give them a rest.

Spotted 32 Big Horn Sheep in the mouth of the Canyon. If you don't see them, shut your car off and listen, you can hear them causing rocks to fall as they walk around.

There are six or more water crossings, all which are pretty low, about 2 inches deep if that. The last one (or first if you are traveling up) is the deepest, roughly 5-6inches deep.

off road driving
2 months ago

This trail crosses a creek at least six times, went in July with 105+ degree heat so stopping a couple of times to soak your feet and wet a towel makes this an added plus.
The trail starts out with a very subtle incline until about the 6 mile mark when it begins to climb fairly steep with many switchbacks. rock formations and views are fantastic!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Easy but steep 4wd track.
Terrific views from the switchbacks.
Take the alternate route near the top for a more challenging finish.