Hiking Project Logo

White Chief Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.7 mile 6.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,225' 678 m
Descent: -22' -7 m
High: 10,045' 3,062 m
Low: 7,842' 2,390 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 70% (35°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Matt Hooper

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

Matt Hooper

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.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Aug 25, 2017
Dave Spencer
Sep 3, 2016
Matt Hooper
7h 00m
Aug 4, 2013
david weaver

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#8

in Mineral King

#6252

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#8

in Mineral King

#627

in California

#6,252

Overall
10 Views Last Month
512 Since Feb 22, 2017
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
67%
0%
33%
0%

Photos

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

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking