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

Fun to drive through.

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

Awesome hike! Go on a clear sunny day for amazing views. You can even see a herd of cows if you get up high enough.

off road driving
20 hours ago

Fun trail with lots of side trails to explore. Best suited for high clearance 4x4s due to a couple steep sections with large, loose rocks. Cant wait to explore more next season!

hiking
21 hours ago

Had a great hike today. The trail is covered in a few inches of soft snow almost the entire way. It was easily doable with regular boots and poles, but definitely slowed us down. Took us almost four hours from the radio towers to the peak (and usually a hike like this would take us 2.5-3). Got back down to our car in 2.5 hours. The views from the peak were amazing- probably my favorite 14er views to date!

Of note, the road to the radio towers is rough with deep ruts in spots. There was very minimal snow on the road. My 2WD high clearance Ford Escape did fine, but this is probably at the limits of what my car can handle. For comparison, my car had no issues on the Grays and Torrey’s road or the road to Sherman.

off road driving
22 hours ago

Fun drive and great scenery with plenty of places to stop and take pictures. Trail was easy terrain and never needed 4wd, but was in a lifted Jeep. Trail does get very rocky from 3N02 to the end. The end of the trail leads to a highway and does not require you to double back for exit.

Nice easy morning hike. Tons of people on the trail, the more the merrier!

off road driving
1 day ago

Amazing trail with an even better view at the top! Wouldn’t recommend for a first timer, but would highly recommend for everyone. Not many side trails but still an awesome trail!

The trail is blocked off at Lake Hughes Road, so you have to park on the road and hike in. The road goes steadily upward toward the intersection. I took the first trail on the right, which required climbing over a mound that seems like it was put there to prevent motorized traffice. The trail beyond was overgrown and washed out in parts, but entirely navigable, remote, and beautiful. It was a gorgeous Saturday and I saw one other person the entire 3.5 hours of hiking.

Challenging and likely to leave “badges of honor” marks on your ride.

off road driving
1 day ago

Took my stock jeep on this trail.

off road driving
1 day ago

Stock Wrangler JLU up and down with ease in 4wd High at the end of summer. Fun trail with great rewards; more to explore in Jeep and on foot. Nonmotorized use allowed year round according to gate’s sign in the AllTrails photos, Sean D, but it also says no parking at the gate.

off road driving
1 day ago

Harder than expected - mostly due to time of year. North face had a good amount of slush and snow this weekend 10/20. I run a 18 T4R OR with sliders and full skids. I used the skids a lot! I wouldn’t run the trail again until I get a lift. This was prob my last run of the season and it didn’t disappoint. Just beware if you don’t have good clearance!

Had an amazing time exploring road was tough but we made it with 4X4.

made it through in stock 2013 suburban with some scarping. very challenging. had a great time.

off road driving
1 day ago

Nice and easy trail for the most part. only one area it get a bit tricky. Nice views as well. I would do it again. Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4.

off road driving
1 day ago

We took the Rubicon from the 86 Bee Line Hwy to FR27 to start this trail. We passed through the gate which is allowed however please remember close it behind you. This trail has seen some weather and it appears as though it is not travel by vehicles very often as the plants are beginning to crowd the trail. With the sway bar disconnected and both lockers on, this was a good challenge and the Jeep didn't miss a beat! 4 wheel drive is required beginning this trail at FR27. Enjoy it!

off road driving
1 day ago

Went to Berdoo with stock Jeep Grand Cherokee and Subaru Outback with BF KO2 tires. (No lift on both cars). We took the trails towards south which made obstacles much easier for our rides. 2 inch lift would make this trail very easy. Our only problem was the ground clearance. Pretty much any SUV can make this trail towards south. If you are planing to start from Palms Springs and finish at Joshua Tree, make sure that you have some better ground clearance than stock SUVs.

off road driving
1 day ago

Went to Berdoo with stock Jeep Grand Cherokee and Subaru Outback with BF KO2 tires. (No lift on both cars). We took the trails towards south which made obstacles much easier for our rides. 2 inch lift would make this trail very easy. Our only problem was the ground clearance. Pretty much any SUV can make this trail towards south. If you are planing to start from Palms Springs and finish at Joshua Tree, make sure that you have some better ground clearance than stock SUVs.

Pretty straight forward, crowded however in summer with a lot of of bathers in the falls! Fun for kids.

We did a Wednesday 5:30 AM sunrise hike on our anniversary in Hawaii.

Pros:
Beautiful scenery
Well maintained paths
A variety of terrains: pathed, rocky, multiple stairs
Challenging

Cons:
Cost $1 per person or $5 per car
A huge number of tourist, try to beat the buses ( like we did by arriving a few minutes before they opened and walked up after being dropped off by our Lyft)

off road driving
1 day ago

Great little trail for a quick adventure. You can do the whole thing in 2 to 3 hours from the trail head. I saw reviews saying this could be done in a high clearance 2wd... that may be true but I would not recommend. While most of it is pretty tame, there are a couple of rocky sections that can be a little more technical. If you are unsure of your skills or vehicle, I would stay to the right at the top and then back track. The trail is an out and back with a "lolipop" at the top. If you go counter clockwise, the west part of the lolipop along the power line cut is pretty technical. Nothing major, but can be challenging due to steep grade and large rocks.

Pay attention to the map, the turn off from 24 is easy to miss. It is just past the 11 hundred well site, which you will see and notice by the cattle corral off to the right. Most of 24 up to the turn off is very easy and fast with a few rutted areas and washout areas but all in all very easy. Once you turn off of 24 the trail gets narrower and a little harder to follow. In particular, there is a twisty section through some cedars among a bunch of small rocks where you might question if you are even on the trail. Just keep going.

We went right or counter clockwise. At the top, you will have to get out to see the canyon. There are a ton of scrub bushes and small cedars blocking the view. I would recommend to keep going and watch for a turn out toward a power line pole. From here you can see great views of the Rio Grand and the canyon below. Once back on the trail you will go along the power line cut and this is probably the hardest part of the trail. If you are unsure, go back the way you just came.

We did the trail in a stock Land Cruiser with AT tires and had no problems. We did not see anyone other than some ranchers on horseback looking for their cows. We chose to drive back and picnic with the snow capped mountains in the back ground rather than the top. There was really no place to have a picnic at the top among the brush and trash.

I would recommend this trail if you have limited time. The canyon is worth the trip. Happy trails!

off road driving
1 day ago

Taco, 2.5” lift, 33s

This is not a difficult trail. I would rate it as a more standard “moderate” with few sections requiring much clearance. Most stock trucks and SUVs with moderate clearance should have no problem (Xterra, Taco, 4Runner, etc.), but it’s not built for your Subaru. Practically all features have an alternate path around. Air down or be prepared for a rough, bouncy ride as it’s a rocky trail. Expect some traffic on the trail.

*If you’re exploring the trail network and you are not driving a very capable vehicle, steer clear of Red Elephant. Super tricky trail.

Current conditions are snowy. From the top of the short descent to the lake itself, it’s almost entirely snow covered (4-8in). For this reason, bring a capable vehicle. You’ll need to climb a relatively steep pitch in snow on the way out. The lake itself is frozen right now, in case you’re looking for a view.

off road driving
2 days ago

Great little trail with some good little hills and rocks to climb

off road driving
2 days ago

Ophir Pass was a beautiful trail due to its easy going to moderate terrain. It allowed you to take in the sights - snow capped peaks and valleys. Definitely a must do, but can be challenging once it snows. I felt the sliding of the tires over the snow, and shot my adrenaline up with the steep edge so close most of the way. Would love to do it again in August-September!

Amazing route to pioneer saloon !

Great hike! Go on a clear day and you’ll get amazing views from the top. It took me about 1.5 hours to get to the summit. When driving there you’ll see that the directions on All Trails is a little off, but once you get close there are signs that direct you toward the trailhead.

Great trail!

hiking
2 days ago

Great, easy slot Canyon. Have to scramble a little to get down to the trail but it’s pretty easy.

After walking through the slot nice hole continues to a view of Fonts Point from the reverse and some miniature wind caves.

Good hike for summer as a lot of it is shaded.

off road driving
2 days ago

This was my first trip here. Keep the map in reach. Lots of trails to get off track on. Pretty rocky but no tricky obstacles. X3nation

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