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Poleta Canyon

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A rad singletrack (mostly) descent out of the White Mountains.


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9.7

Miles

15.6

KM

Singletrack

8,810' 2,685 m

High

4,129' 1,258 m

Low

62' 19 m

Up

4,729' 1,441 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

After climbing up out of Black Canyon, you are treated with a long descent that starts out fun, and quickly turns into some of the best riding around as you fly down a wash. Further down, the trail is not quite as fantastic, but still offers good fun all the way to the Owens Valley.

Heading north, the doubletrack soon fades away into a trail. It sidecuts along the ridge for a while, before dropping into a wash for the best part of the trail which features fast, slightly banked turns and small, dry waterfalls for some technical challenge.

Too soon, you come out into a meadow, where you could make a right for Poleta Ridge. Instead, continue down for a bit more fun canyon riding.

Just after, you'll make a short climb out of the wash and descend a loose trail. It carves around to a short push out of another wash and around to a traverse of some talus that can be challenging.

You'll come out at a mine and descend some doubletrack down a ridge. This takes you into the Poleta OHV area. If you can follow the track or find a good route on your own, you can go most of the way through it on fun, but loose, singletrack.

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Shared By:

Rick Ianniello

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Riding down Poleta Canyon
May 11, 2018 near Bishop, CA
A long singletrack descent offers riders a view of the Sierra.
Nov 28, 2016 near Dixon L…, CA

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