Old Dale Road

MODERATE 11 reviews
#23 of 78 trails in

Old Dale Road is a 25.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Desert Center, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is accessible year-round.

25.7 miles
925 feet
Point to Point

off road driving

scenic driving



5 days ago

Great trail. It was the maiden voyage for my wrangler pretty hairy at spots but tons of fun!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Challenging in parts where you drive along the edge of the mountains. 4x4 a must. Abandoned mines to explore along the way.

off road driving
2 months ago

Moderate my ass. You definitely need 4wd for this if you don't wanna get stuck.

off road driving
2 months ago

Cool trail for off-roading. Did it in my 2wd tacoma, so 4wd is not needed, but high clearance is.

3 months ago

Some really good mine roads if you want something challenging! May take some exploring but if you have the time, you can find some good spots.

off road driving
4 months ago

Best one

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

off road driving
Friday, September 09, 2016

We did this trail starting in 29 palms and then drove south instead of how the trail suggests. There is mostly long stretches of smooth sand where you can travel very quickly. Once you get into the mountains, it becomes a bit more tricky but still quite doable. There is only one true moderate portion and that would be near the beginning (if you are driving north), once you are beyond that most of it is a cake walk. There are several mines (that we missed) before you exit the park that I would suggest going to. Plenty of scenic views as well. You do need a 4x4 and relatively high clearance for this trail. There appears to be remnants of flash flooding and river beds that you drive through so keep in mind if you go during the rain season. This was completed in a Dodge powerwagon.

off road driving
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wednesday, June 01, 2016