Explore the most popular scenic driving trails in California with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Coming from Dillon, you’ll cross into the canyon where people love to shoot in that area.
Be careful you are fully out of that Canyon and past the gate before you stop.... just in case of bullets ricocheting down the canyon walls.
Beautiful easy trail with 3 to 4 little spots of rocks/ruts, and an occasional sandy hill to climb! Once you reach the rounded rocks, be careful of bees ( depending on time of year). Nice easy road after rocks.
Once road splits, go left to come out in Joshua Tree National Park. Will most likely pay fee coming out that side.
Beginners- this is a great trail for you!

1 day ago

Stunning! So much better than I thought it would be! Glad there weren't many people when I hiked it because some spaces get tight. Not sure why the description here says it's un maintained. It looked very well maintained when we hiked it.

Great road lots of views. Will do it again.

Great, Mellow ride with great views!

off road driving
2 days ago


off road driving
2 days ago

Very easy drive to great hiking. There were also several little Jeep trails off of the main trail to add a little off road excitement. We had a great time.

First dusting of snow.

Not a trail. Just a beautiful drive!

I originally planned on hiking the Gaviota Peak Trail but two cars were broken into when I got to the parking lot. Hide your valuables. I wasn’t let down when I decided to do Sweetwater Trail. I also did Vista Point and all the side trails. Sunset was incredible. This hike exceeded my expectations.

Crowded but beautiful with tide pools down by the beach.

Easy trail out and back via a 4WD in the loop portion. 2WD would be ok if higher clearance vehicle. Family sedan would be too low for some rocky portions. Nice to get away from the crowds!

This trail map should not include Point Bonita Trail. There's not a direct way to get from the Wolf Ridge-Lagoon Loop to Point Bonita without walking on the side of the road and through parking lots. Also, while the Miwok/Coastal/Lagoon trails are all dog-friendly, the Lighthouse Trail is definitely not. Just cut off the Lighthouse trail from this map and you've got a perfect day hike loop. A lot of confused people go into the park looking for the "Marin Headlands Loop trail" but won't find that. Just look for the Miwok or Lagoon trails to get started.

This trail was a nice drive and was fairly easy. There are some side trails where you definitely need 4WD, but fit the most part you don’t need it. Ran into a couple border patrol agents and they were cool and differ have any problems. Took about 90 minutes with couple stops along the way. The trail was dry, but once it rains it will be a good time and you probably will need the 4x4. Can’t wait!

off road driving
10 days ago

My first time! Loved it!

10 days ago

Like others have said, it's a nice relaxing walk, but not a trail - it's a mixed use sidewalk/path. It's gorgeous, though, and great for walking with a friend.

off road driving
11 days ago

Loved this one too- such interesting plants along the way! Even the rocks change from rounded and HUGE, to craggy and sharp, back to rounded... Started in Indio off Dillion Road and ended up at Pappy & Harriets! We did stop to eat lunch at a pull off near big rounded rocks- be careful of the bees! They were plentiful and very curious.

Went to go hike this today and access road to get there is closed.

more on the easy side. it only has two obstacles.

off road driving
15 days ago

Part of a 4 Jeep caravan, one of which was stock. Good run for everyone on the main road. Couple of us modified jeeps did some of the more challenging off shoots. 4 low should be good enough for many of the side shoots, but a couple are probably best done with lockers on too.

Fun ride, but bouncy for sure.

Great walk around the Reservoir. Got there at 7. Plenty of parking. Drive up 5 minutes for some great views of the Hollywood sigh from Lake Hollywood Park.

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