Canal Walk Dixon Ln.

North of town the N. Fork of Bishop Creek has a long and winding canal road that is also easy to access and delightful to walk, run, or bike ride. From downtown Bishop drive north on Main St. and follow the curve left onto N. Sierra Hwy (US-395 N.) to Brockman Dr just beyond the Wanaaha Casino. Turn right onto Brockman Dr. In one-mile turn right onto Dixon and in less than ½-mile, at the bridge over the canal, pull over into the clearing on the shoulder and park. Walk north through the pedestrian gate and follow the canal walk for a ½-mile to Riverside Dr. Cross over the road and pick your path on either side of the canal and continue your walk. This section of the canal trail is 2.1 miles and meets up with the Owens River in the wetland just below Chalk Bluff. You can choose out on one side of the canal and back on the other. There’s a bridge crossing where the river feeds into the canal. The views here are spectacular.

Be aware that these are multi-use tracks frequented by runners, mountain-bikers, anglers, and the occasional vehicle. Some of the adjacent fields are open range for small herds of cattle at times. Also look for deer in winter and many species of birds year-round.


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