Old Dale Road: Pinto Basin Road to Route 62

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Joshua Tree National Park

Old Dale Road: Pinto Basin Road to Route 62 is a 25.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Coolidge Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving.

Length25.8 miElevation gain830 ftRoute typePoint to point
OHV/Off-road drivingViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyFee
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Joshua Tree National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Please check with the park website for current rates.

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Collin Marchese
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Great high speed roads and mine exploration with mild rock crawling.

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Kit Miyamoto
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Clay Senechal
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OHV/Off-road driving

Sick.

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James Gerrard
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OHV/Off-road drivingNo shadeRocky

Great drive. Heading over the mountains from Old Dale and turning into Gold Crown gets a little rough. Sharp rocks, narrow road, and some chunky spots but it was a good time. I did it alone, which I would not do again. I was in a stock Wrangler U with Rubicon wheels and tires so had a bit more height and much better rubber than a stratigraphy stock Jeep. Wouldn’t do this road with a base model Jeep, you need at least big tires or you will not make it! Good thing is if you have a lifted vehicle there are lots of play spots to off-road once you get to Gold Crown RD. Could spend all day out there just rumbling around. Bring lots of water and a spare tire.

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Alexander Casassovici
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OHV/Off-road drivingFeeNo shadeRockyScramble
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Arlene Wohlgemuth
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OHV/Off-road driving

Coming from the Joshua Tree side, the first 12 miles are washboard road easy and monotonous, but the next 2.5 miles were fun and appropriately rated as moderate. The old mine was easy to see and get to. It had a really deep mine shaft that you couldn’t safely get close enough to see the bottom. From 14.0 miles, it turns into the Gold Crown Road which would take you back to Hwy 62. If you look at our recording, you’ll see that at 19.7 miles, we took another trail that became a bit treacherous. It was all sharp, shale rocks with a few big ones - a narrow road with nowhere (underlined and in caps) to turn around. There were several places where water had washed across the road. They were all passable, but just barely. Would not recommend doing alone. It was not technical but was nail-biting. The last couple of miles were easy and took you back to Hwy 62.

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Darel Shelton
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Wow! Scary but fun! Be careful. I wouldn’t do this one alone. We did. But I wouldn’t again. Sheesh. Big holes to watch out for. Drove it with a standard TRD 4Runner.

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J.D. Black
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OHV/Off-road drivingRocky
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Paulo Teixeira
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Danny T
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Lily Do
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Lily Do
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Mark Sanders
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