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Pleasant Canyon OHV Loop Trail is a 26.1 mile loop trail located near Trona, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 26.1 miles Elevation Gain: 6,092 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

scenic driving

ohv / off road driving



Challenging route to Briggs Mine Adopt-a-Cabin. A scenic, high elevation trail. Many mines and structures along the way, especially at Clair Camp. Briggs Cabin is, by far, the most elaborate and best stocked of all the Adopt-a-Cabins. Briggs and Stone cabin are maintained by volunteers (Friends of Briggs). The cabins are on private land owned by C.R. Briggs Corporation which graciously allows visitors to use the cabins for free. Street-legal vehicles only inside Death Valley National Park. Most of this trail is easy to moderate; however, the steepest, narrowest sections of both Pleasant Canyon and South Park Canyon are susceptible to water damage and rock movement, sometimes creating difficult conditions. When you drive the trail, stock SUVs will have difficulty negotiating these stretches. South Park Canyon is quite steep and is always difficult going up from west to east. A narrow wooden bridge above Briggs Cabin has a weight limit of 3 tons. Large vehicles loaded with gear can easily exceed this weight limit. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS THIS BRIDGE IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT YOUR LOADED VEHICLE WEIGHS MORE THAN 6,000 LBS. Some tight brush in places.

ohv/off road driving
over grown
5 months ago

Drove up Pleasant and down South Park, Oct. 2019. Log Pleasant canyon was as usual, but some heavy growth past Mormon Gulch will pinstripe your rig for sure. The trees have had plenty of water and the trail is very narrow. The decent into Middle Park is rough, steep and rutted, but passable. Chicken Rock can be a challenge for a full size rig unless you have plenty of suspension travel. Road from South Park Canyon to the main road is steep with many tight hairpins, but well graded. Took us about 10 hrs to complete the loop with some short stops for exploration. Thank you to whoever did the work and replaced the log bridge!

ohv/off road driving
Sat Jan 07 2017

Great please, love the cabin. Cool mines to explore.

recorded Pleasant Canyon Loop Trail

Sat Jun 16 2018

ohv/off road driving
Tue Apr 25 2017