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Goler Wash and Mengal Pass Route

HARD 1 reviews
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Goler Wash and Mengal Pass Route is a 61.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and off road driving.

Distance: 61.6 miles Elevation Gain: 4,990 feet Route Type: Out & Back

nature trips

ohv / off road driving


off road driving
no shade
6 months ago

Did this in a stock 02' Tacoma TRD 4x4 on 31" rubber, and we continued on all the way through to Badwater Rd (rather than do it as an out & back. Goler Wash has a "waterfall" obstacle early on. It was a bit slippery since there was still water trickling down, but with my rear diff locker I walked right up. There's another tricky obstacle a short while later, and you can either climb up the rock ledge on the right or take the high off-camber line on the left. After that it's just the actual pass itself that is difficult. It's a rocky twisty descent and I did tap a skid plate once, but it was due to poor brake control on my part. Obviously bring lots of water and probably don't drive it alone unless you're experienced and ready for anything. Beautiful drive though.

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