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Best trails in Olancha

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Looking for a great trail near Olancha, California? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Olancha ranging from 9.3 to 19.8 miles and from 7,490 to 8,976 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Olancha
Top trails (12)
#1 - Jordan Hot Springs Via Casa Vieja Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
Trail goes downhill for approximately 5.2 miles. The first 2 miles to Casa Vieja is an easy downhill while the remaining 3.2 miles is steep. Plan accordingly if you want to day hike it as uphill is hard and steep. Jordan Hot Springs makes a great overnight trip. The trip can be done in a day, but one may not be able to fully enjoy resting in the hot springs. Prior to the area becoming a wilderness, people would enjoy these springs. In fact according to the Inyo National Forest Mount Whitney Ranger District, Native Americans used this area for summer encampments for hundreds of years. The springs were named after John Jordan, who while building a trail from Visalia to Olancha drowned in the Kern River. Later miners, travelers, and recreationalists would use the springs during the summer. In the early 1900s there was a resort established. However, once Congress signed the Wilderness Act in 1978, the development around Jordan Hot Springs was slowly removed. Today visitors can see the old cabins, cow camps, and pillars in the springs were docks were built.Show more
#2 - Monache Meadows Jeep Road
Olancha, California
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Length: 19.5 mi
#3 - Redrock Meadows / Templeton Mountain Loop
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 38.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
#4 - Olancha Peak [CLOSED]
South Sierra Wilderness
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Length: 22 mi • Est. Multi-day
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#5 - Blackrock Trailhead to Casa Vieja Meadows [CLOSED]
Golden Trout Wilderness
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#6 - Red Rock Meadows [CLOSED]
Golden Trout Wilderness
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Length: 18.2 mi • Est. 9 h 9 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information. A very nice trip into the lesser used Golden Trout Wilderness in the Southern Sierras. The hike is relatively flat. The campsites along the way are lovely usually skirting the meadows but watch out for the livestock - cows, horses, mule deer and bear tracks are common.Show more
#7 - Monache OHV Trail [CLOSED]
Golden Trout Wilderness
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Length: 19.8 mi
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#8 - Smith Meadows [CLOSED]
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 16 mi • Est. 7 h 20 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#9 - Hooker Meadow Trail [CLOSED]
Sequoia National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
#10 - Kern Peak Trail [CLOSED]
Golden Trout Wilderness
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Length: 32.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.Show more
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