View Map Lower Rock Creek Trail is a 7.7 mile point to point singletrack located on Lower Rock Creek Road just south of Tom's Place off Highway 395, north of Bishop. This is a great trail that can be a shuttle ride, an out and back, or a loop using Lower Rock Creek Road as a return to the trailhead. Climbing the road instead of the trail is much longer and you have a false summit to deal with. I have found it to get very hot on the road climb. I recommend climbing the trail even though the lower section has a lot of hike-a-bike technical in a few locations. Although specifically designated as a mountain bike trail, you will find hikers, fisherman, runners, and dog walkers on the trail. So make sure you have a bike bell and pay attention. My suggestion is to drive to the bottom and start at the lower trailhead in the town of Paradise and do an out and back. The lower trailhead is also on Lower Rock Creek Road. There you will find a nice paved parking lot, a very well built pergola, picnic benches under the pergola, and a sign board with some great information on the history of the area. Directly to the east are some private homes and just to the east of that is the lower trailhead. A split rail fence runs along the beginning of the trail. All of this is in a horseshoe turn (the green dot on the map) on Lower Rock Creek Road. It's a real class act. LRCT is broken down into 3 sections starting from the lower trailhead on Lower Rock Creek Road and ending just off of Highway 395. Each section starts and stops where it crosses Lower Rock Creek Road. Section 1 and section 3 are the longest sections. Section 1 is the super chunky (in places) section. Sections 2 and 3 are very smooth, fast, and flowy with only some very minor chunk. The entire trail hugs Lower Rock Creek and is very pretty. You are in a deep cut canyon so there are not any vista views, but there are some cool 6 to 8 foot wide wooden bridges with no railing that cross the creek several times. Setting up a shuttle at both ends will be timely if you are looking to make a single run but can be done. This is a great trail, but it is not a destination trail. But it is well worth a stop on the way or way back from Mammoth or Tahoe! Other great imtbtrails Ride Reports: http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rock-creek-2017.6168/ http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/lower-rock-creek-trail.4971/ http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rr-lower-rock-creek-trail.5105/ Lower Trailhead...nice! Trailhead is well marked. The lower section is the chunky section. It's the largest section of 3 that crosses the road. Get through this on the climb it gets easier. Also gives you a heads up on what you will encounter on the way back down. You can see the fast and flowy off in the distance.