“A mix of doubletrack dirt road and an amazing singletrack up the Owens Gorge.”
— Eric Hunter
This ride's highlight is the Owens Gorge Trail which is a mini Grand Canyon of the Owens Valley. You may see bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey or falcons if you are lucky.
Need to Know
Snow in the winter could restrict this trail from being ridden.
Park at Toms Place back parking area which is also a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner or a drink from the bar or store. Head north of Toms Place on a dirt road and follow it under a Tunnel (under HWY 395). Cross the street and follow the dirt trail through a meadow.
Ride through the neighborhood of Sunny Slopes and make a left on Juniper Dr
until it turns to dirt. Continue on the easement until you see the fire service road. You'll come to a tee - you'll come back on the right trail but make a left on the way out.
This trail is shared with motos, trail runners, and dog walkers so keep your wits although I haven't seen anybody else when riding this trail. It is easy to get lost out here so use the MTB Project mobile app
to navigate your way around the loop.
The Owens Gorge Trail is the highlight of the Owens Gorge Loop as you climb or descend this singletrack along the Owens Gorge and be sure to take note of the historic canyon walls. This is a mini Grand Canyon of the Owens Valley.