Phillips Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newberry Springs, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is best used from November until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
This small but challenging loop route traverses an area that reminds one of pictures on the surface of the moon. It's a very strange place with many interesting side roads to explore. Connect to other trails in the area including Doran/Odessa Canyons and Wall Street Canyon Overlook). To make the trip more interesting, try the shortcut to Kramer Arch and the roller-coaster-like Mule Canyon Cut-Across Road. While in the area, make sure you visit Calico Ghost Town (fee area). Steep rocky climbs. Stretches of badly eroded pavement. Stock SUVs need skid plates and high ground clearance.