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Owens Gorge Loop

Intermediate

Trail

10.9 mile 17.5 kilometer loop
20% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 892' 272 m
Descent: -894' -272 m
High: 7,197' 2,194 m
Low: 6,654' 2,028 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Eric Hunter

A mix of doubletrack dirt road and an amazing singletrack up the Owens Gorge.

Eric Hunter

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Overview

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.

Description

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.

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Nov 16, 2018
sarcasm
Very good. 3” tires really helped 10.9mi
Apr 24, 2018
Amanda J
Pretty Sandy at parts - fun on the downhill, a little challenging on the uphill. The singletrack is a little over-grown. Quite a bit of navigation… 10.9mi
May 13, 2017
Chad Lawver
The Good: Beautiful views and no crowds The Bad: A lot of sand and a lot of navigation
Sep 17, 2016
Enrique Oceguera
10h 00m
Jul 22, 2016
Fred Gibson
11.9mi
Oct 31, 2015
Martin Dix
Very sandy like sugar. I didn't have a fat bike so it was a workout.

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 6 votes

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in Toms Place

#3373

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#1

in Toms Place

#442

in California

#3,373

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Photos

Overlooking Owens Gorge
Jul 31, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Beautiful vistas of the Sierras.
Aug 10, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
The tunnel under HWY 395
Aug 1, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Starting the ride from Toms Place Diner Bar and store.
Jul 31, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Getting stoked by the beauty.
Jul 31, 2015 near Mammoth…, CA
Riding along the gorge.
Aug 19, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA

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