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Nightmare Gulch Overlook Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Nightmare Gulch Overlook Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cantil, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and off road driving and is best used from August until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,056 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips

ohv / off road driving




There is a birds of prey nesting closure prohibiting all access from February 1st to July 1st every year.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Says here that this trail is accessible year round; however, today when we went there there were large rocks on the ground that were blocking the entrance to vehicle traffic.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Don't go Feb to July. They have it blocked off for Bird Nesting

Sunday, December 28, 2014

This is a good hiking trail also. Damage from vehicles is unnoticable. It's a very nice canyon hike with lots of interesting rock formations. Mostly flat and a lot of soft sand to walk on.

off road driving
Monday, September 30, 2013

Nighmare if you don't like to side hill!

off road driving
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Omg. 5 miles of big rocks winding through tight canyon walls. Very difficult. 4x4 with lockers a must. 35" tires help

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Five-mile loop trail in Red Rock Canyon State Park off Hwy. 14 north of Mojave, CA. is a fun, easy hike with rock-climbing or bouldering included. Winter time is optimum season to hike since there is no shade and it can get hot in the summer months. Wonderful rock formations, ravins and geological variations provide great photography opportunities.

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