Quatal Canyon

EASY 5 reviews
#80 of 150 trails in

Quatal Canyon is a 14.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Frazier Park, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

off road driving

off road driving
6 months ago

A very peaceful and scenic drive through some high desert and badlands scenery. The combination of the colorful, eroded canyon walls and the pinyon/juniper desert woodland makes the scenery very different from both the higher mountain trails and the nearby Mojave desert. I started on the Pine Mountain Club side and ended near Maricopa. There's a quick descent down an easy switch back if you start on the high end; you begin in the pines, take a leisurely route through the canyon and eventually end near some vineyards down at the mouth of the canyon. I went in a stock 2wd Tacoma with no issues. Higher clearance was definitely helpful due to a few washouts, and I could see where in some conditions 4x4 might be necessary, but the road is wide and over all pretty easy.

off road driving
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun for beginners to learn a little bit or testing out your new 4x4, but nothing technical.

off road driving
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Simple fire road around Frazier Park. Accessible until snow comes.

off road driving
1 month ago

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017