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White Chief Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (3)

A nice trail starting from the Mineral King Area that is suitable for day use or overnights.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Point to Point

10,045' 3,062 m

High

7,842' 2,390 m

Low

2,225' 678 m

Up

22' 7 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

70%

Max Grade (35°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Cave · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

The White Chief Trail is a great, moderately strenuous trail that works its way through a rugged and beautiful landscape. It's equally good for day trips or overnight trips. The nighttime views from the canyon are amazing! The trail ends at a handful of abandoned mines that are tucked into the hill side and are fun to explore around. There are limited water sources until the end; bring a filter.

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Shared By:

Matt Hooper

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 3 votes

#5

in Mineral King

#6865

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Mineral King

#596

in California

#6,865

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White Chief Canyon - Almost end of the trail
Sep 8, 2016 near Three R…, CA
Trail flowers.
Sep 8, 2016 near Three R…, CA

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Aug 25, 2017
Dave Spencer
Sep 3, 2016
Matt Hooper
7h 00m
Aug 4, 2013
david weaver
May 24, 2003
Kelly Krug