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Bodie Ghost Town OHV Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

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 off road driving and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 30.9 miles Elevation Gain: 5,702 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

ohv / off road driving

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

historic site

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.

ohv/off road driving
snow
1 month ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Drove to Bodie State Park June 10th and had no snow issues. Paved road except for the last 2 miles that's dirt and rocks. We drove in a truck and did fine. Some sedans made the trip as seemed to do fine but you'll definitely have to go slow. Worth the trip to see the old historic town. Bring water and sunscreen!!!!

ohv/off road driving
snow
Sat Jan 26 2019

Made it about 3-miles in (some ways past the second cattle gate) from Sweetwater Road before the amount of snow was like NOPE.

ohv/off road driving
Tue Jan 01 2019

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

ohv/off road driving
Sun Nov 04 2018

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.

Tue Jun 19 2018

Loved Bodie! Awesome ghost town with lots to see!

Sat May 26 2018

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

ohv/off road driving
Sat Jul 22 2017

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!!!

Mon Jun 26 2017

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.

Sat Apr 29 2017

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!!!

scenic driving
Sat Jun 04 2016

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!

Sun Sep 27 2015

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

ohv/off road driving
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hiking
4 months ago

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