BISHOP - PLANT FOUR

RIDE OVERVIEW
Plant Four is an awesome ride in the Bishop area that meanders through this cool open canyon in the Bishop foothills to an SCE hydro-electric plant that is also a housing community for the SCE workers. 

The ride info is going to show you two options:

Short Version = you stop at the top of the housing community 
Full Version = you ride the extra one mile hill climb above the housing community

We think both rides are excellent but do keep in mind that the extra mile hill climb is a one lane road and the descent is definitely heads up with rocks/gravel on the pavement - still worth it!

RIDE STATS (short version)
Distance = 11.5 miles
Elevation Gain = 836 feet
Road Quality = generally good
Bike Lane / Shoulder Size = not really, usually enough shoulder
Amount of Traffic = main roads are light, Plant Four is very empty
Ride with GPS Link = ride info >>

RIDE STATS (full version)
Distance = 13 miles
Elevation Gain = 1,202 feet
Road Quality = generally good, the last mile climb can be not so great
Bike Lane / Shoulder Size = not really, usually enough shoulder, last mile is one lane
Amount of Traffic = main roads are light, Plant Four is very empty
Ride with GPS Link = ride info >>

RIDE ESSENTIALS
Start Location = Millpond Recreation Area
Turn-Around Point = Plant Four
End Location = Millpond Recreation Area
Parking = plentiful
Bathrooms = at start location
Water = no, you could stop by Manor Market if needed

LINK-UPS + NEARBY RIDES
This is a great ride to link into other Bishop ride options. One of our favorite options is to do Chipmunk Canyon and then Plant Four for a climbing focused ride.