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Lippincott Mine Road

HARD 9 reviews
#44 of 79 trails in

Lippincott Mine Road is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Keeler, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,958 feet Route Type: Point to Point

ohv / off road driving


wild flowers




washed out

no shade

This is a backcountry OHV trail in the desert.

off road driving
3 months ago

Lots of hair raising moments. Completed it by myself in June of 2019 in my 4Runner. Strongly recommend having Rock Sliders on your vehicle. They saved my beloved 4Runner from damage several times on this road. It is hard especially if you are alone and coming down hill from Racetrack to Saline Valley. It is worth it though. I loved it.

off road driving
4 months ago

A couple of *very* narrow spots. Hugging the wall, our Jeep JKUR fit through safely, but would hate to meet another driver going the opposite way. There is an amateur radio frequency you’re supposed to transmit on when heading either way - forgot what it is and can’t find the link now.

off road driving
10 months ago

Fun climb to pass from Saline Valley up to the Racetrack Playa. No shade, so plan on getting cooked in the warm months. As of Nov '18, would call it moderate to difficult. Any 4x4 with 31-33" AT/MT tires, decent clearance and halfway decent suspension should get up fine with a competent driver. Ran it in a Ford Excursion on 35s without too much challenge, aside from a few "clinching" moments where the trail gets narrow and leans in the scary direction.

off road driving
11 months ago

I would rate this "hard" in Oct '18. there are tricky spots along the way and it's 25 miles from a paved road. Not ideal for a Land Cruiser, but we made it. several narrow spots, no cell signal.

off road driving
Saturday, November 04, 2017

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.

5 months ago

off road driving
10 months ago

off road driving
Sunday, March 27, 2016

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