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Little Pine-McMurry Loop

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 3.0 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun loop on dirt roads above Big Pine.


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9.5

Miles

15.3

KM

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Singletrack

6,053' 1,845 m

High

4,573' 1,394 m

Low

1,522' 464 m

Up

1,537' 468 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This is a fun loop on dirt roads above Big Pine that climbs up Little Pine Creek (9S102) to 10S101 and descends with views of the Owens Valley and dramatic Crater Mountain along McMurry Meadows Road.

Description

Park on McMurry Meadows Road (unpaved) using one of the pull-offs just off of Glacier Lodge Road.

From there, head up Little Pine Creek (9S102), a rough 4WD road for three miles at which point you'll stay left on the main road and climb into the hills to the south. At 3.9 miles, stay left again on 10S101 until mile five where you'll intersect with the main McMurry Meadows Road which will return you to your car.

This loop can also be reversed for a very fun descent along Little Pine Creek. You can also extend the route by taking 33E306 to McMurry Meadows Road further south of 10S101.

See the Sage to Summit description for more info.

Contacts

Shared By:

Star Fangled Nut with improvements by Joel Schilling

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  3.0 from 4 votes

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Granite outcropping near Crater Mountain on McMurry Meadows Road.
Jan 2, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Climbing along Little Pine Creek affords gorgeous views of the snowy Sierra.
Dec 18, 2016 near Big Pine, CA

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May 15, 2020
Jacob Landers
Rode it backwards, up dbl track, down jeep trail. Some baby heads down, fast in some spots. 10.3mi — 1h 30m
Mar 7, 2020
Joel Schilling
We ran the loop. It was beautiful. Great run, doesn't seem like it would be a fun bike ride. 9.2mi — 1h 43m
Oct 8, 2018
Don Mathew