White Bark Vista

Shaver Lake, California (Fresno County)

Last Updated: 11/01/2021
5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 08/01 - 10/31
Length: 1.33 miles
Highest Elevation: 9551 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Shaver Lake
Nearest Town w/ Services: Fresno
Official Road Name: White Bark Vista / 7S32
Management Agency: Forest Service
District: Pacific Southwest Region


Highlight: White Bark Vista
White Bark Vista provides off-road enthusiasts a great 1/2 day trip up the mountain above Fresno. Upon reaching the White Bark Vista Overlook, you will be introduced to some amazing views of the High Sierra Mountains and valleys below.


Route Information

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1. White Bark Vista Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is off to the right. At the trailhead is a memorial for the dog sled team led by Jerry Dwyers that traversed the pass in 1920. Dogs' names are Whiskey, Babe, and Trim.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Shaver Lake, CA

From Shaver Lake CA, take Highway 168 North for 20.5 miles. Turn right onto Kaiser Pass Road just after the bridge. Continue on Kaiser Pass Road for 4.2 miles. The trail is off to the right when you crest the hill.



Land Use Issues

Trail is only open from Aug 1 to Oct 30. The likelihood of being allowed to burn a wood fire is extremely low. FOR MORE INFORMATION: High Sierra Ranger District, P.O. Box 559, Prather, CA 93651, 559-855-5355, (TDD) 559-855-5367,

Trail Reviews (4)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Is there only room for one camp at waypoint 5 Vista Overlook / End Of Trail ? If so does it get super windy or its a good place to camp for a night ?
–Eric M (08/07/2021)
–Josh Noesser (08/08/2021)
–Eric M (08/08/2021)
–Josh Noesser (08/08/2021)

Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
For individual use only, not to be shared.