Racetrack Valley Road

MODERATE 11 reviews
#34 of 72 trails in

Racetrack Valley Road is a 28.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Teakettle Junction, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until April.

28.9 miles
2,627 feet
Point to Point

mountain biking

off road driving

scenic driving



wild flowers



washed out

no shade

no dogs

off road driving
2 months ago

Racetrack Valley Road is a long, remote gravel road that travels from Ubehebe Crater to the Racetrack Playa through a part of Death Valley that few get to see. You will drive through mountain passes, a Joshua Tree forest, and sweeping desert valleys.

off road driving
11 months ago

Off-road clearance recommended and not really fo cars.
note that the trail is often washboarded and that can really slow you down.
There are a couple of good trails you can explore further (and an alternative out) but those are for experienced off-road drivers only.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You can tell who's driving the rentals because they're flying down the road. It took awhile in my Tacoma and if you try this in a car(and we saw cars) be careful. But it's worth the trip.

off road driving
Monday, December 26, 2016

My Jeep Compass got shock oil leaked at the end of the road but managed to get back with careful driving. I've seen Mustang on the road as well. The south end of the lakebed has more interesting rocks. Amazing landscape.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Tough drive, well worth it with the right vehicle, very unique feature if you can make it there

off road driving
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Beautiful once you get to the racetrack. Roads are freshly grated so the drive is slow going

off road driving
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I started the drive out to the Racetrack around 4am to catch the sunrise, with little off-roading experiencing and in a rental mid-size SUV it was intimidating in the dark. But coming back during the day, while other cars were just beginning the drive out, was a thrill. The scenery is interesting with the grove of Joshua trees and desert plants.

off road driving
Monday, June 22, 2015

Amazing. Worth the long drive, especially since the surrounding scenery includes beautiful mountains and hills covered with Joshua trees. There was one other vehicle the day we went out; we had the lake bed to ourselves for quite a while.

off road driving
12 days ago

Saturday, December 24, 2016

off road driving
Sunday, March 27, 2016