Explore the most popular off road driving trails near Death Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
8 days ago

Your passenger car (or Subaru) will NOT make it through here. Your stock SUV may not make it through here. There is one legit rock wall to climb over that you need a lot of ground clearance and good tires to provide traction.

Amazing views. A high clearance vehicle should do this without issues.

hiking
9 months ago

I hiked from Shorty’s Well, just east of West of westside road, up the Jeep trail to the west for five miles. It was nice in early February.

off road driving
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Its a fun tail only one area that 4wd maybe needed. Once you get there spend some time in the ghost town. Be sure to go to the rim of the canyon great view.

Friday, September 02, 2016

The ending is a cute waterfall where you hang from a tree. Does get pretty dirty though. Amazing to see water stream like that in the middle of the desert

off road driving
Friday, June 03, 2016

This was a fun 4x4 drive to take my Jeep on. The road is not easy to spot from the main paved road, hence it is not well traveled and if you do encounter anyone else along the way, they are likely doing the same thing you are. Plenty of solitude with cool rock formations to look at along the way. The road is a bit rocky in a few spots but not anything extreme or crazy. Exploring the Inyo Mine ghost town way out there was pretty cool too. Fun drive :)

off road driving
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fairly easy. One tough section for a bit of crawling. Made it up and over in our Tacoma.

hiking
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Easy trail. Some steepness in beginning. 4ft tall foliage blocks trail and is impassable even if you climb over the rocks. Some cool mine ruins. Loved the fact that no one else was on the trail.

hiking
Monday, April 08, 2013

4 wheel drive only accessible. Difficult to drive.

Large boulders, loose gravel, gully wash and no real discernible trail make for difficult hike. Turned back after 3/4 mile. Views on drive in and out were beautiful.

off road driving
Monday, April 08, 2013

Eye of the Needle and Inyo Mine well worth the 4 wheel drive.

hiking
Thursday, January 10, 2013

4WD necessary for deep sand in parking area and leading up to it.

Otherwise, hike is great and has immediate payoff-- grottos and short (8-15'), fun dry falls after less than half a mile. Some technical equipment may be required. Canyon continues after the 4 mile mark, but the narrows section ends. We only saw one other group during the entire hike, which is pretty normal for Grotto Canyon.

hiking
5 months ago

off road driving
Saturday, February 13, 2016