Black Point Fissures Reviews
We went in late December with two kids - too small to walk but too heavy to carry from the east parking. Found a 4WD trail from the west, which ends with 2-slot parking about 500m away from the fissur... more »
In all of our decades visiting Mono Lake, we had no idea this was here! It was a little tricky to get to, but even if your car isn't up to the dirt road at the end you can walk the rest of the way. We... more »
Totally cool geological feature. 2nd time back here and still love it. Great place to take the kids. Uphill hike but short - all 5 kids from age 4 to 9 made it up. Had lunch at the high point with a view of the lake. Then went to check out the Black Point Fissures. Mouth of the main fissure is a little hard to spot. We ended up first exploring a smaller fissure and then made our way to the main fissure.
Known for its slot canyon-like fissures, Black Point is an incredible find tucked away at the end an 2WD accessible dirt road on the North side of Mono Lake. Finding the fissures is an adventure itself by following the blind footsteps of the hikers before you in the hard to travel black sand. The best recommendation is either to spiral around the south side until you are on the west side of the black point plateau where you will eventually run into the fissures. If you are directionally challenged head for the highest point and you should be able to see some of the fissures and explore from there. Give yourself at least three hours for the hike and know that some fissures are so much more impressive than others so make sure to find them all.
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