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Best trails in Ridgecrest

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Looking for a great trail near Ridgecrest, California? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views 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 Hagen Canyon Nature Preserve or Stauffer Park. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Ridgecrest ranging from 1.9 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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Map of trails in Ridgecrest
Top trails (10)
#1 - Lone Ridge
Ridgecrest, California
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#2 - Ridgecrest to Death Valley Road
Death Valley National Park
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Length: 165.9 mi
#3 - Last Chance Canyon to Mesquite Canyon Road OHV Route
Red Rock Canyon State Park
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Length: 11.6 mi
UPDATE (May 1, 2020): This park is temporarily closed to vehicular access, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although this park is open to local residents, they must abide by the following guidelines: Stay Local: Walk or bike into the park. Do not drive to the park. Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails. Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors are being asked to leave if there are too many people at the park or on trails to allow for the required physical distance. Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash. Statewide, many parks and beaches are temporarily closed or have very limited access to ensure Californians are abiding and practicing physical distancing. The goals are to make sure people are safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. To view the list of closures and what they mean to the public, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.Show more
#4 - Mikes 8
Ridgecrest, California
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
#5 - Fish Rocks OHV Trail
Ridgecrest, California
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Length: 23.1 mi
A day ride to find the famous Fish Rocks in the Mojave desert.Show more
#6 - College Boulevard Loop
Ridgecrest, California
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#7 - Sheep Spring Trail
Ridgecrest, California
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#8 - Sky Point Hike
Ridgecrest, California
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#9 - El Paso Mountains Jeep Trail
El Paso Mountains Wilderness
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
#10 - B Mountain Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Ridgecrest, California
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
This trail in on the U.S. Navy property and is not open to the public. Employees of Naval Air Weapons Station may have access to the trail but there are restrictions for the public.Show more