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Bodie Ghost Town OHV Trail is a 30.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bridgeport, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 30.9 mi Elevation gain 5,702 ft Route type Point to Point
Dog friendly Ohv / off road driving Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky No shade Historic site
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Avoid tourist traffic with this fun backway into Bodie Ghost Town. Most tourists reach Bodie Ghost Town (Bodie State Historic Park) via paved Hwy. 270. The trip described here is a more interesting backcountry route starting north of Bridgeport. On the way you'll see great views, structures at the Chemung Mine and the historic site of Masonic. Any high clearance SUV can make it in dry weather.

For current conditions call the Bridgeport Ranger District at (760) 932-7070. For details on ghost town, go to www.bodie.com.

This is a state park and a small fee is charged to get in. This is a rare opportunity to see preserved original structures of an authentic western mining town. In 1879 Bodie had a population of over 10,000 people. A brochure is available that explains the history in detail.

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ron wood
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M K
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Off Road DrivingGreat!
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M K
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Off Road DrivingGreat!
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Ramsin Oshana
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K Phan
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Off Road DrivingGreat!No shadeOff trail

We enjoyed this trail, and I would rate it as easy. We started from Bodie Ghost Town and finished at Hwy 182. We didn't need 4wd, but I would recommend having something with some ground clearance. Saw a newer Toyota Sienna on the trail, but I really wouldn't recommend that.

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Kevin Bloomfield
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Off Road DrivingNo shade

Really cool trail, especially if you’re in history. Get to see some really cool historical areas that are not part of the body. Highly recommended. The road is easy we never went into 4 x 4.

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Gabby Rubalcava
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Christian Soriano
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Off Road DrivingSnow

Came through after some snow fell a couple days ago. Got about 8 miles in on a stock wrangler unlimited with KO2s until we had to turn around after getting stuck in deep snow on an incline. Got to see some awesome views of the snow capped mountains though! Will have to try again in the future when it’s dry.

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Shawn Granen
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Hiking

Nice trial with great views. The only note here is that this is more of a fire road/cattle access road then an off road trail. There are several places you can venture off into that this app doesn’t have marked on their map.

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Rob Lutz
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Off Road Driving

Not sure why this is rated Hard but it should be an easy. Stock Subaru’s take this everyday and I never once engaged 4wd. Lots to see and many off shoot trails to take. Keep in the mind the little trail that goes out to the NV border continues into NV and you can wrap back around to Bridgeport Reservoir or head to Hawthorne. Fun little trail with a few places to camp that are hidden.

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Kathy Dinisi
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bodie is so much fun! you do walk a lot but it's cool to see this old town.

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Raul Zero
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Off Road Driving

December 2018 - Lots of snow. We just drove half of the trail.

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Stuart Wilson
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Off Road Driving

Not sure why this is moderate. This trail is an extremely easy trail to drive on with any 4x4. I used my Toyota Tacoma off-road and had no issues. With that being said it was one of my favorite trips, amazing views, lots of wildlife, and flora.

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Kathy Dinisi
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Loved Bodie! Awesome ghost town with lots to see!

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Mark Dawson Sr
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I have been on this trail numerous times and it never gets old. So much to see!!

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Alex V
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Off Road Driving

Amazing off road drive at 9200' elevation. Just drive out of Bodie through the back exit. The dirt road starts to climb immediately but it’s no problem for any average four wheel drive vehicle. No one around but you and your friends and family. We did not see a single soul for 2 hours. Beautiful untouched scenery. It's an easy 4x4 drive. Only a couple small creeks that were not very deep to cross. No snow on the trail but there was some up a little higher in elevation. Totally worth the drive!!!

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Chris Pimentel
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Super fun trail definitely recommend not crazy at all we're a few detours I had to take due to heavy snow still on trail but there are detours.

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Tonya H
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So unique and awesome! No service and a long drive on a dirt road getting in, but really cool. Restrooms, water and small gift shop at site. Gotta check it out!!!

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Remmington Powell
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Scenic driving

Easy trail.. Cool ending at the ghost town. This was fun for a fall run because there were tons of puddles.. Camped at twin lakes!

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Manny Rivers
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First to Review

Great scenic route, awesome old structures....we decided to use the short way up Masonic Mountain, do not attempt this in a 2wd...Thanks for the heads up

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Casandra Elliott
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Leah Farkas
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Konrad Knell
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Claudine Sipili
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Jeff Bezos
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Leszek Bialy
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Shawn Marshall
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Phillip Marco
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