Rainbow Basin Scenic Drive

EASY 21 reviews

Rainbow Basin Scenic Drive is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hinkley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is the service loop road on the west side of Owl Canyon Campground.

1 month ago

beautiful place to lose yourself.

3 months ago

Very easy dirt road for any high clearance vehicle. A very Scenic Trail worth the drive.

off road driving
3 months ago

This is the easiest trail I’ve come across you can get away with 2wd on this trail. There are a lot of beautiful views when you drive thru the canyon. make sure you bring plenty of water and some sort of shade if you plan on stopping to explore

scenic driving
4 months ago

So pretty. Will be back soon!

off road driving
5 months ago

Good scenery should have stopped to look around a lil

off road driving
5 months ago

Beautiful scenic drive. Very easy, most vehicles can drive through without issue. No 4x4 necessary.

hiking
7 months ago

Rainbow Basin is stunning. Adventurers can park and wander through tall canyons. Bring lots of water!

off road driving
8 months ago

This is a great place to visit with awesome great scenery and views. If you stay on the main road you don’t need a 4x4 vehicle and any vehicle will do fine. Please don’t liter and help keep these trails clean for everyone’s enjoyment.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Needed a place to camp while driving through and was very impressed with the views and beauty surrounding this area! Saw a desert fox in the early morning.. wouldn't suggest this place if your car is low to the ground, it's a mighty dirt road. Also if your scared of bees.. a lot of them buzzing around... wonderful place!

Monday, December 26, 2016

great area we go there alot with the kids and hike all over very big camp ground with lots to see

hiking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Okay

hiking
Monday, December 15, 2014

I have hiked this area up and down making a geologic map with my class mates. Very fun area to pull over the car and explore on foot.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

off road driving
5 months ago

off road driving
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Tuesday, June 07, 2016