Trona Pinnacles Trail

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Trona Pinnacles Trail is a 39.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trona, CA that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

39.2 miles 1729 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

off road driving



1 year ago

You might recognize this otherworldly landscape from having seen it used as a backdrop in film and television, most notably the climax of Star Trek V. The "trail" tends to be rather informal; you basically wander around among the spires to your heart's content. For those who prefer not to get out of their cars, you can tour the pinnacles using the network of unpaved roads and tracks that crisscross the area (70% of these are not shown on the map). I was out here camping overnight on my way to Death Valley. (Primitive camping is allowed, pack-it-in, pack-it-out. There is a vault toilet in the main parking area, and fires are permitted in established fire rings - bring your own firewood). If you enjoy desert camping, or photographing weird landscapes, then this place is for you.