“A rugged desert mountain loop through unique terrain with Sierra views.
— Star Fangled Nut
This trail may be impassible in winter due to snow. There is no water available on this route.
This is a very remote route without water around Andrews Mountain, down to Papoose Flats, and out east to The Narrows.
Need to Know
There is no water on this loop and it is quite remote, prepare accordingly.
This loop begins at the turnoff from the Big Pine-Death Valley Road. Begin by heading south (right) on Hines Road (09S15)
. At 4.9 miles, you reach the high point after a series of switchbacks. Descend to Papoose Flats on Hines Road (09S15)
at 10.4 miles.
Head east on 36E404
until 16.5 miles where you can either continue north and short cut up and over the hill on 36E404
, or continue east on to a cabin and The Narrows on 36E405
. Continue back to the starting point on 36E404
This is a beautiful and remote 4X4 route leading from Death Valley Road to the hoodoo granite formations and arches at Papoose Flat in the Inyo Mountains.
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History & Background
Old cabins at The Narrows and many old mine claims in the area.