Just a few miles west of where North Pass intersects with Death Valley/Waucoba Road, you can take Hines dirt road and connect to Papoose Flat of Squaw Flat dirt road and 4x4 trail. The Squaw Flat road and Papoose road offer great views and will take you up over 9,000 ft. so you have to ride this trail either before or after the snow gets deep in this area.
This is a great dual sport trail and some of the difficult sections will require advanced skills if on an adventure bike. I rode this for the first time last spring and it is now one of my favorite trails.
Papoose eventually connects with Mazourka Canyon Rd, which is a very well graded dirt road. It will take you to Independence and highway 395.
Once on 395, we headed for Lone Pine to gas up and then road to PSR for the night and some great pizza. Total miles for day 3 was about 230 miles.