Berdoo Canyon

MODERATE 118 reviews
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Berdoo Canyon is a 24.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Twentynine Palms, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 24.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,348 feet Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

ohv / off road driving

views

rocky

fee

no dogs

This is an easy to moderate desert trail connecting Indio Hills to the backside of Joshua Tree National Park and it is mainly used for off road driving. Couple of narrow/switchback sections that would be tough for a truck. It comes out onto a shooting range road, so proceed with caution once you start seeing the broken asphalt road becoming Dillon Road. Entering Joshua Tree National Park requires a pass ($20), which is to be paid at the park entrance.

ohv/off road driving
7 days ago

Stock Wrangler sport did fine heading south, despite a bit of scraping in the rocky narrow bit. Everything else was easy, though as noted below be careful as the washed out Dillon road emerges, it ends abruptly which could wipe the smile off someone’s face who is not paying attention.

hiking
off trail
rocky
9 days ago

Completed this trail Thanksgiving morning in a stock 2016 4Runner limited. No problem navigating this trail but as an inexperienced off-roader there were two spots that got my heart thumping and one spot I had to get out and arrange some boulders to keep my truck from scraping. My biggest fear was risk of flash floods as you drive through the canyon and navigate the wash. Fun times!

ohv/off road driving
9 days ago

Fun, easy trail with 1 rocky pass. Good trip in and out of Joshua Tree

ohv/off road driving
13 days ago

Lots of fun on the trail! The first half was on dirt/sand and very easy. Then it got a little technical with rocks and 2 or 3 tight spots - I aired down for this to about 18psi Technical area was lots of fun and challenging for beginners like myself. The group enjoyed this trail and I would do it again!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

Started at Dillon Rd and finished at Park Blvd. Starting off you go through what seems to be a shooting range. After that the road is washed out completely and has some pretty good drop offs. Nice scenic route/views.

ohv/off road driving
no shade
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

Mostly trail with moderately obstacle rocky area while you are driving through mountain range. I enjoyed the serene nature until you reached to gun shooting range. It was trashy with graffiti and loud shooting noise. Too bad this type of destructive activity is allowed so close the NP. Such an opposite perception of human harmoniously living together with mother nature in NPs and destroyed and abused by our own human race.

ohv/off road driving
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

First time off roading in a Jeep JLU. On 33’s with no lift it was easy. I aired down to 25 psi once I hit dirt road on geology trail (There’s a harbor freight close by that sells a good 70$ compressor if you need one). On the trail some spots are rocky/bumpy but simple. Bring water and food it’s really hot right now. Once you hit the broken up paved road it’s a public land shooting range.

ohv/off road driving
5 months ago

Easy and fun trail with a couple of nice opportunities to use 4x4. Once I passed the gate and was mostly out of the canyon I decided to stay left of the trail and got into a bit of “rocky” situation but nothing a modified FJ couldn’t handle.

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago

Bone stock 4runner made it through. Had a few tight fits and a few parts required 4low, probably because of the stock tires. All in all, fun drive. Worth it.

hiking
off trail
7 months ago

ohv/off road driving
rocky
7 months ago

Epic trail, needed 4-low about four or five time is 2000 Z71 Offroad 1500 4x4 on 35” all terrains. Bit rough and close in those spots, but four wheel low and Big red crawled right through. Comes out onto a shooting range road, so proceed with caution once you start seeing the broken asphalt road becoming Dillon Road.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
7 months ago

Great Drive! Was worried that I wouldn't be able to make it through on a bone stock (except tires) JKU, but I made it in about an hour and 15! I scraped a little but it wasn't too bad! Fun Drive! Take Comms :)

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

Great on a BMW GS 1200 Adventure! No single track in the wash but take your time and it all heads to the right place!

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

Drove south from Geology Tour Road towards I10 yesterday and both gates were open. Road very good condition considering all the storms this spring. Only a couple spots with extra clearance needed, stock Tacoma in front of me had no problems. Superbloom once you drop down into the Colorado desert was an added bonus. Take this road as a nice option to avoid the tourist packed paved roads.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
washed out
8 months ago

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

The trail was super fun. Both gates were closed but you can bypass them from both sides. The gate from the Joshua tree if very easy to go around. If you head from north to south four wheel drive isn’t needed. But if the gate is closed on the other side you will need to climb a small but steep hill and will need 4wd. From south to north 4wd will be needed there are some pretty tight spaces with some off camber parts. I drove with my Tacoma double cab long bed with 4x4 and it was a breeze. Overall trail was so fun and highly recommended!

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

We drive a 1996 Landcruiser with stock suspension, but big tires and full time four wheel drive. This was a beautiful way to get from one side to the other into Joshua Tree. NOTE: when you get back on the highway in Joshua Tree and approach the entrance, you will need to pay the day fee ($30) if you don't have an annual pass. There were some incredible flowers as a result of the rains, and the road was mostly drive-able in 4 wheel drive. The terrain ranges from rocky to sandy with some hard pack areas. We went with some Jeep friends and stopped occasionally to view the flowers and views. We would do this trail again and would recommend it to others.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
9 months ago

Stock Sahara JL with street tires fully able, 4wheel drive not required but nice to have. Rate this a 5.5 on a “rock climbing” rating scale. Began at Dillion rd up to J Tree, late winter trip. Dillion rd does have quite a few Second amendment folks staying well skilled, very friendly and knowledgeable. Just be aware of the scene. Many blooming flowers, touch of snow near end of trail. Only saw a few jack rabbits, too chilly for others. Took about 5hrs with a couple of stops for pictures and snacks. A nice day, leave time to appreciate the journey... not really a 4x4 challenge, it’s a nice trail.

ohv/off road driving
10 months ago

Went into JT from the South in an FJ Cruiser January 12th, a Saturday. Wow. So many locals exercising their 2nd amendment rights! Nice folks though, one group had a three piece guitar serenade going (albeit with ear protection) Turned around at the gate, open. Easy going this section.

ohv/off road driving
11 months ago

We did this trail from Dillon road all the way into Joshua Tree. A couple moderate spots that help break up the trail. It is long as sometimes seems like it never ends.

11 months ago

Took my 2017 gmc 4x4 and did just fine. Used a spotter for the tight spots just for less chance of damage. Most of the trail can be done in 2wd. Didn’t have too much time so only went in about 40min then turned around.

11 months ago

Just did it in a stock Wrangler. Great trail. Does have a couple of challenging parts but nothing to be deterred from going. We did it from JT Park towards Dillon Road so we went downhill.

ohv/off road driving
11 months ago

Nice senic trail. Started in JT national park.

ohv/off road driving
11 months ago

Easy trail, ran a rubicon never ingaged 4x4. Over all fun

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