California’s Great Beyond

Lower Rock Creek Trail (section 3)

Lower Rock Creek Canyon is divided into sections, and is popular with springtime mountain bikers who come in and out of the sections as they join up with Lower Rock Creek Road. The third section is technical and rocky, and ends in Paradise on Lower Rock Creek Road. Hiking allows a slower approach to stop and listen to the creek flowing by. Access the trail west of Highway 395 about 30 miles south of Mammoth and one mile south of Tom's Place (Gorge Road). Follow Lower Rock Creek Road. This trail is also open to horseback riding and fishing. It sits at a lower elevation than much of the Eastern Sierra, making it relatively snow-free most of the year.