Rockhouse OHV Trail [CLOSED]

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Santa Rosa Wilderness

Rockhouse OHV Trail is a 24.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Borrego Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 24.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,778 feet Route Type: Out & Back

ohv / off road driving

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355

ohv/off road driving
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Very rocky. Could do most of this trail in 2WD if you had enough sidewall. Didn’t go all the way up the mountain, just into Butler Canyon before turning around. Great views of flowers though!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
washed out
4 months ago

ohv/off road driving
4 months ago

This trail will constantly change depending on rain. The first half is easy but the center if the track has a lot of sand build up that would make it hard for a car. The last quarter mile will require a high profile vehicle and 4x4, again if it has rained recently expect the trail to have changed, the end of the trail becomes a river moving small boulders. Great canyon hiking at the end.

no shade
rocky
washed out
Sun May 26 2019

ohv/off road driving
rocky
Fri Apr 19 2019

It was really easy ride with my stock 2019 Wrangler JL Moab edition until you get to the end of the trail. Some parts are very narrow with large rocks on both sides. We had to move some rocks around to get through. Got some dings and scratches on the bottom and the bumpers try to go through without relocating some rocks. Well, we made it somewhat easier for others to pass through. Haha... it was fun nonetheless!

ohv/off road driving
no shade
rocky
Sun Mar 17 2019

It’s okay. Nothing super technical but it does get tight and rocky at the apex.

off trail
Sat Feb 09 2019

ohv/off road driving
Sat Nov 24 2018

it was fun, but a bit of a bumpy ride getting in.

Sat Nov 25 2017

Very little shade, wear sunscreen. Harder walking to rock house due to soft sand. Very cool to see and the history is interesting.

Thu Jan 19 2017

it's remote and peaceful and must do.

ohv/off road driving
Mon Mar 21 2016

Great easy jeep trail. Abundance of plant and animal life.

hiking
Sat Apr 20 2019

ohv/off road driving
Sat Jun 11 2016