Briggs Camp

Challenging route with two first-come, first-serve cabins.

Total Miles

5

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Elevation
4,081'
Duration
2 Hours
Technical Rating
7 / 10
Best Time
Fall/ Winter/ Spring

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Trail Overview
Briggs Camp
Near Death Valley National Park, experienced riders will enjoy this challenging route. There are two first-come, first-serve cabins open to the public. Green-sticker ATVs and dirtbikes can explore above camp on a narrow bridge to Thorndike Bridge. Stop at the national park boundary.
History
All we know about Harry Briggs is that he lived here in the 1930s and was in charge of surrounding mining operations. A picture of him hangs in Briggs Cabin. Purportedly, the cabins are in better shape today then when he lived there. The cabins are maintained by volunteers of “Friends of Briggs Camp.” Please follow posted rules. Maximum stay 4 days. Read and follow hantavirus advisories posted at cabins.
Getting There
From Trona: Head north on Highway 178 about 22 miles to Ballarat Road. Turn right heading east and go another 3.6 miles to the ghost town of Ballarat. Turn right on Wingate Road and head south 4 miles to start of trail on left.
Contact for Current Conditions
BLM, Ridgecrest Field Office
(760) 384-5400