Silver Canyon Road

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5/5 (10 reviews)
Bishop, California (Inyo County)
Last Updated: 05/18/2018
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Just to the East of Bishop, CA in the Inyo National Forest lie the White Mountains and Silver Canyon Road will take you right to their heart. These mountains, which extend north into Nevada, are the home of desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mule deer and some of the oldest trees on the face of the earth. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to living trees exceeding 4000 years old in two separate groves, the Schulman Grove which has a visitors center open during the summer, and the Patriarch Grove which is home to the world's largest bristlecone pine tree. Both of these groves are easily accessible during the summer from the top of the White Mountains.

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5/5 (10)
Visited: 07/14/2023

Open per Inyo National Forest
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/23/2023

Closed due to storm damage / snowmelt flooding until September 30th, 2023.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/10/2023

Trail closed 6/10/23
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Visited: 06/14/2021

Well maintained trail with amazing views. Great way to escape the heat in Bishop. At the top/end of this route, there is signage to guide you to several bristlecone pine groves.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/09/2021

Beautiful loose rocky trail with lots of awesome high desert mountain scenery. The drive down thru White Mountain road is very scenic as well. As a newbie, I would rate this as borderline easy.
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