Lippincott Mine Road

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Lippincott Mine Road is a 6.9 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.9 miles
1952 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash


off road driving


off road driving
1 month 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
8 months ago

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