South Sierra Area Trails

Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

Blackrock (Non Quota) GT66


ICE and SNOW ALERT- Mountain elevations in this area traditionally have ice and snow until late June or early July.

Permit Availability

Entrance Description

Beginning on the southern border of the Golden Trout Wilderness, the Black Rock Trail provides access to Casa Vieja Meadow and Jordan Hot Spring as it passes through rugged, forested terrain to end at the Wild and Scenic section of the Kern River, near Soda Flat. Connecting trails circle around Kern Peak with many options for loop trips of various lengths.

Know Before You Go:


Blackrock Trail is non quota:

You do not need a reservation for trips starting at Blackrock unless you will end the trip at Mt Whitney. Contact Inyo National Forest for information about walk in permits for non quota trails.
Golden Trout Wilderness regulations apply.

For area information, contact Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest, 760-376-3781.

USFS Webpage for: Black Rock.


A: Available for online reservation (click to book entry date)
L: Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
W: Available at the Facility
R: Reserved
C: Closed
X: Not available
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