DISTANCE
27.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

off road driving

scenic driving

views

wild flowers

rocky

no shade

off road driving
1 month ago

Ran this trail from Johnson Valley up to Burns Canyon in a completely stock 2017 Tacoma TRD4x4OR and mostly stock 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71. Although I'd say a 4x4 vehicle is absolutely necessary, the trail was pretty easy for the first 10 miles with mostly loose sand and moguls. Some tight turns might scratch up the side of a full size truck, but well worth the drive with all the beautiful canyon views! At about the 10 mile mark from the Old Woman Springs turnoff is where the trail has it's first true "moderate" obstacle that required some good spotting to get our stock trucks through it, but we made it without hassle. Definitely looked like this obstacle took its toll on some vehicles with scattered plastic, cuts in the rocks, and oil spots visible. Another mile up the trail was another "moderate" obstacle that involved a tight turn for our trucks while rock crawling over some large and loose rocks. Other than those 2 obstacles though this trail was probably an easy rating but those certainly made it a moderate. Check out the video for a detailed report of the run from start to finish! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da4JDmFjpcA