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Bishop, CA: Slims Peak

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Distance: 1.2 miles


This 3-mile off-trail route leads to Slims Peak, a 7,000-foot summit with 360-degree views of the Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada.
  • Ballarat Cemetary
  • Radcliffe Tramway
  • Slims Peak
  • Claire Camp
  • Slims Peak Summit View
  • World Beater Mine
  • Four-Wheel Drive Required
  • Mining Equipment
  • Mining Gear
  • Claire Camp Cabin
  • From the Parking Area
  • Slims Peak Summit View 1
  • Seldom Seen Slims Grave
  • Greenery
  • Desert Flowers

This adventure really starts with the drive up Pleasant Canyon, which was home to two of the area’s largest mines--now, ghost towns. Park your car to begin an off-trail scramble to Slims Peak. Start by hiking south up the ridgeline past low-lying vegetation and sporadic Joshua Trees. In 1.1 miles, veer west and continue ascending, keeping close to the ridgeline to avoid the steep scree fields below. Reach Slim Peak Summit (7,265 ft.) and enjoy long sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada and Mojave Desert. Return the way you came.

Mapped by Justin Ennis

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