Crooked Meadow Road is a rocky dirt road with a few sandy parts that runs through the Inyo National Forest. 4x4 is needed for a few sections of this trail. A good chunk of the northern end road is washed away, and 2WD does not offer the traction you’ll need to get through. There are also a couple of ditches that require 4x4.
The pine trees open up to great views of Crooked Meadow and other meadows along the trail. To the east side of the trail is Taylor Canyon, which is a cool drive down or up, depending on your direction of travel. The steep canyon offers great views of the White Mountains to the east and the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west.
Crooked Meadow Campground has lots of trees, and some of the sites have great views of the meadow. There are no facilities at this campground and also no fee; you can camp for 14 days before you have to move to a different site at least 10 miles away.
This is a great trail to combine with Bald Mountain Road or the other connecting trails in the area.
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