Looking for a great trail near Ridgecrest, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, off road driving trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Red Rock Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Stauffer Park. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Ridgecrest ranging from 2.5 to 165.9 miles and from 2,286 to 4,324 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
3 months ago

didn't do much, stayed in the shade as

hiking
4 months ago

Well ,tried a different route and got off trail, bummer. Anyway, it was a heck of a nice morning .Happy 4th.( forgot to stop my recording by at least an hour, ugh )

hiking
4 months ago

Since I am just a beginner, it us a little tough up to the first mile ,but the picnic table at the top is awesome and a great place to take a breather and some pictures, after that it is pretty easy and "all down hill" from there!

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Very nice climb. Starts off slow but finishes strong. Beautiful views from the top of the ridge. Hope to camp on the ridge sometime this year.

hiking
4 months ago

easy hike and great views of R/C

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Great view of Ridgecrest!! Great for dogs!!

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

The trail is actually a road with a continuous but gentle elevation gain. It's good for exercise and takes me 70-90 minutes round trip. During the flower season, there were purple flowers for several weeks as well as other kinds. Different flowers can be found at various elevations. It's starting to be near the end of the season. There are cactus with pink flowers opening right now. Watch out for dune buggies, cars, and powered bikes. I've gone off this main trail a few times. Today I saw a 3 foot snake crossing the trail RC27. I've also seen coyotes and jackrabbits.

hiking
7 months ago

Perfect time to go, easy hike to the top of the mountain.

hiking
8 months ago

good quick trip in the evening after work

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Great hike, good workout, nice view of the valleys. there's several different paths you can take to make it your own. we made all the peaks but but cut out the last part of the loop it got pretty windy and cold.. boo! it's worth the time and energy..

8 months ago

great hike, several different trails and great views..

9 months ago

good workout.

ohv/off road driving
Wed Nov 07 2018

this is a Long Trail I only did the section between Ridgecrest and Panamint Valley and I did it on a KTM 1290r a first described the section between the Trona Pinnacles and Panamint Valley this was an extremely challenging section on a big motorcycle mainly because extremely steep hills both up and down and very loose and Rocky I would not recommend this unless you I very skilled and confident in your writing ability. the section between the Trona Pinnacles and Ridgecrest was full of deep sand a lot of dry washes whoops another difficult section on a big motorcycle unless you don't mind saying I got through okay but then again I've been riding for 40 years I don't mind the sand but as it got closer to Ridgecrest it turned into single track and was full whoops which I don't mind so much on a dirt bike but on a 500-pound bike it's just slow going and mostly annoying I finally bailed out the trail and took a shortcut in the Ridgecrest because it was getting dark, there was also one Hill in the middle of this section that was very Steep and loose and my bike High centered on the top so I don't think a lot of 4x4"s could get over it maybe a short wheel base with a lot of ground clearance if I couldn't have made it I would have had to turn back and found another way out, overall I think a good 4x4 rig could do all this with the exception of that one Hill but it would be pretty slow going way too much way too slow for my patients

The trail was hard to find and follow. Had to take a bumpy dirt road to get to the trailhead.

Going up and down the trail is a great cardio workout that takes me a little more than an hour. Working hard to get that time under an hour!

hiking
Sun Dec 31 2017

More of a road than a trail, but still a good hike.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Nov 04 2017

Went solo and only took this trail from Ridgecrest to the Pinnacles, where I jumped off to head to the Nadeau Trail. I've got a 2nd Gen Tacoma DCSB TRD Off-Road with high clearance bumpers, Icon suspension at 3", 32" BFGs and the rocker killing running boards still installed. Clearance was never an issue, never used the locker and only really used the low range for comfort up climbs, though some of the climbs may be a little hairy in 2wd. Could do this first stretch pretty easily in a stock truck if are smart about your line in a couple places, but the two canyons get pretty tight and my truck was a little too long in places to easily get on the right line. Feels just right for the wheel base and track of a stock two-door wrangler, so wouldn't venture into the canyons with a full-sized unless I had decent clearance and rock sliders. Like most desert trails your clear-coat won't come out unscathed. Looks like a great trail for a bike with lots of smaller trails. One of the best stretches I took on this Death Valley trip. Tons of camping at the OHV area where the trail meets Trona Rd.

backpacking
Mon Aug 14 2017

Great views of Ridgecrest and the Searles Valley. The first 1-2 miles are brutal, with steep, rocky climbs and descents (~45% grade). The remaining 1-2 miles are somewhat up-and-down, but are more manageable by choosing one of the many OHV trails to minimize altitude change (or maximize, if you're looking for a workout) - there isn't really one defined trail at this point. There are some interesting vertical mining sites along the way, and the mountain peak at the end offers a sprawling view of the Searles Valley that makes the trip worth it.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Jul 01 2017

Fun trail, took a stock DCSB 2016 Tacoma TRD off-road on it and took the truck to its limits. Plenty of high incline crawling, speedy washouts, and very deep mud in the lakebed. Took hits in the under body armor, and went quick enough in the washouts to bottom out the shocks. You can do the trail finding easier ways to get around though. All around fun trail, easy in a modified rig, much more technical in a stock rig like the one I used.

hiking
Wed Jan 18 2017

Road was in pretty good shape. We decided to hike in anyways since it was only a couple of miles. Beautiful scenery easy hike.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Dec 25 2016

Just a wash road, not difficult at all

backpacking
Thu Sep 08 2016

It was challenging and rewarding, but I prefer open trails rather than a path to follow.

hiking
Wed May 11 2016

Beautiful scenery, trail is a little rough/rocky and steep at times. Definitely worth a trip to check out. there are a couple different start points, i suggest the one furthest south and climb up the mountain first then take the lower half of the loop back. tons of forks in the trail so you dont have to do the whole thing if you dont feel up to it.

hiking
Wed Jan 27 2016

Saturday, 01/23/2016 I completed "B Mountain" inside Naval Air Weapon Station China Lake. The 5.0 mile RT hike was pretty mellow on a nice windy breezy cold morning. 0.83 miles is a long straight way that climbs in elevation (seems to not end) and then starts to curb and the hike continues to ascend uphill, flat and a few switchbacks. I was pleased to locate the official peak log, which I was happy to sign. At the peak, is a little radio-type hut and on that windy breezy morning, I heard radio communication which was kind of freaky but cool. To the west is a metal shaped pyramid post which is cool to take a picture with. Approximately 500 feet below the peak is a mini peak that has viewpoint old wooden structure facing the base. It was cool to take a picture.

An easy to drive to location. Park by the radio towers then follow the foot path to the peak. A small steep section on the first climb then once on the actual peak the views of the blooming flowers could be seen for miles.

El Paso Mtns Wilderness, no vehicles allowed, good hiking area, easy to get to by car, then hiking is all off trail, no marked hiking or foot trails, area is free of trash.

ohv/off road driving
Sat May 31 2014

Great area, look for the petroglyphs on the ridges once you reach Sheep's Spring, worth the trip!

hiking
10 days ago

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