Bradshaw OHV Trail is a 69.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Palo Verde, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 69.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,545 feet Route Type: Point to Point

ohv / off road driving

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wildlife

rocky

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no dogs

The United States Navy is initiating an environmental investigation along the Bradshaw Trail and adjacent area. This notice is to inform Bradshaw Trail users of the planned schedule for temporary closure of sections of the Bradshaw Trail during field work and sources for real-time trail closure updates. If you have questions or comments concerning this field event, please contact the Navy Project Manager, Natalie Rothell, at natalie.rothell@navy.mil or 619-532-3860. Potential Closure Dates:  09/16/2019 – 09/27/2019: Airborne geophysics survey.  10/21/2019 – 11/26/2019: Surface/ geophysical survey. ** Although no trail closure is planned, if an item is found, temporary trail closure will be conducted in the area until the item is properly contained.  01/06/2020 – 02/07/2020: Intrusive subsurface investigation and soil sampling. The planned investigation activities will pose no danger to the public for open areas of the Bradshaw Trail, and will have no lasting negative impact on the quality/condition of the Bradshaw Trail.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
3 months ago

ohv/off road driving
no shade
3 months ago

We entered thru summit road and went to the railroad in like 3 hours on our way back we took amys trail very fun and easy and we took our stock 2017 4runner and a 2011 jeep wrangler and most of the trail we were in two wheel drive but once you enter the dried up river bed we had to put our 4 wheel drive but it was off and on fun easy trail amys wash is definitely fun on the way back to summit road

off trail
Sun May 19 2019

Pretty easy but fun trail . Especially with kids so you can show them the old railroad. Half of it is now gone and you can drive on it starting at Summit Rd off the 10. Good day trip

Wed Jan 02 2019

It appears to be rated as difficult and is not at all. Do be aware of the signs that warn to keep out of the areas that have bombs from the past. If there are no car treads- this is not the place to veer :)

Sat Nov 17 2018

Its a great trail very fun and scenic with lots to explore. I will definitely do this one again and simply put I just enjoyed the Freedom. Thank you to those who make it possible.

Tue Aug 28 2018

Had a great time although we did miss out on a part of the trail but picked it up from a side trail.

ohv/off road driving
Sun May 27 2018

ohv/off road driving
Sun Feb 11 2018

Easy dusty road filled with fun things to stop and see. Beautiful views of nature and stars at night are simply incredible!

ohv/off road driving
Wed Feb 07 2018

A nice ride that feels more remote than it is. Mostly pretty easy though watch out for some short sandy sections and approach them appropriately. The historical nature gives it a nice edge. There are some trails into the missile range but that's very well posted. Best part is the third on the Salton Sea side.

Tue May 16 2017

Fun trail if you want to go fast for a long time. Ez to do in a sxs. I camped near the salton sea closest to the canal road that leads to the entrance. Fueled up in Blythe and hauled ass back. I should have recorded my way back not there. Made way better time. Saw some deer. Iguanas. And jack rabbit.

ohv/off road driving
Mon Dec 31 2012

I can't believe no one has reviewed this! If you love off roading, this is a great trail to spend the day on. There are many turn offs and trails that you can investigate and can easily spend a weekend out just roaming the desert. We stayed on the main trail only because this was a part of a longer road trip. If you research online, you can find that there are a lot of hidden gems out along the trail (mining areas, cabins, weird lost and found). Be VERY CAREFUL though because the trail runs along the military base boundary lines. There are plenty of signs warning people to stay out but just be aware and careful not to take the wrong turn. Other than that the trail is beautiful, quiet, and a great place to camp out. We camped on a what I assumed was a lava bed (pictures above). Just be smart and careful and you will have a great time :)

hiking
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ohv/off road driving
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ohv/off road driving
Fri Dec 28 2018

ohv/off road driving
Sat Oct 06 2018

hiking
Sun May 06 2018