Lippincott Mine Road

MODERATE 3 reviews
#42 of 70 trails in

Lippincott Mine Road is a 6.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Independence, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping and off road driving and is accessible year-round.

6.8 miles
1,958 feet
Point to Point


off road driving


off road driving
9 months ago

Saline Valley Trail was closed, so I took "Saline Valley Road Drive" in, which is mile after mile of boring and monotonous washboard. Lippincott Mine Road was such a welcome change. Took the trail in a 2nd Gen Tacoma DCSB with 3" extended travel suspension, 32" BFGs and high clearance bumpers. Don't need a lot of clearance or anything extreme on this trail, but I wouldn't recommend anything that comes from the factory without a low-range t-case. Never used the locker, but the A-Trac did kick in a little in the front during some of the rockier sections. Gets pretty steep, off-camber and narrow with tight turns in the switch backs. Fun trail, with great views. The trail terminates at Homestake dry camp. If you pass through the camp and follow a rougher track you can find more private camping spots.

off road driving
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

An epic drive in the middle of an epic drive. To be clear, you cannot go 'off-road' but there is so little of a route here that you'll feel like you are driving up the side of a mountain. Devils Racetrack at one end, Saline Springs at the other.

off road driving
Sunday, March 27, 2016