Beginner Offroad Trails Near Sequoia National Park

Movie Road, Alabama Hills

Total Miles
20
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Monache Meadows

Total Miles
8.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Saline Valley Road

Death Valley is famous for its barren valleys and soaring vistas, but few people wander into its more remote regions like Saline Valley. The road into this area is dirt, and often heavily corrugated and…
Total Miles
74.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Buttermilk Country

Climb along the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and explore side roads into the John Muir Wilderness. Buttermilk Road may have some traffic heading to a popular climbing area. Camping allowed on…
Total Miles
15.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Silver Canyon Road

Silver Canyon Road is a seasonal, one-lane road connecting Bishop, CA to the high alpine White Mountain Road and up to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. It is best run east to west in late…
Total Miles
10.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Jawbone to Lake Isabella

Total Miles
45.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi

Darwin Canyon

This trail is easy to complete in almost any vehicle. Along the way you'll encounter the Darwin Falls trailhead, various side trails, and some interesting abandoned structures. There are some spots with loose sand and…
Total Miles
11.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

McIver's Cabin Trail Head

30 miles North of Mojave, CA on the 14 Fwy, is the Dove Springs open riding area. This area is well maintained and well marked with trail signs. The main trail leading into Dove Springs…
Total Miles
18.7
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

3S151 Crowley Lake Trail

A scenic trail that winds it way from the North of Crowley Lake down towards the South-East section of the lake. This trail has side spurs to approach and park on the beaches of Crowley…
Total Miles
6.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

3S151 Side Spur Trail To Beach

A quick drive off the main trail to reach the beach and park on the shoreline. From there you can enjoy the beach and hike to see the beautiful Crowley Columns scattered throughout Crowley Lake…
Total Miles
0.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Jawbone OHV Area

Total Miles
25.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time

Hot Creek Geological Site

From Big Springs Campground, this is a fast and run route to an amazing natural hot creek! Complete with sizzling hot springs (careful, too hot to touch) that are a beautiful aqua color. Two-track roads…
Total Miles
20
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Su

Bonanza Gulch

Step back in time on a beautiful desert trip through BLM limited-use land. You'll pass by white caverns at the Holly Ash Cleanser Mine, the historic Bonanza Gulch Post Office, old miners' cabins, Bickel Camp,…
Total Miles
9.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi

Mammoth Lakes Overlook

This is an incredibly scenic trail that takes you high above the town of Mammoth Lakes. The trail starts near the New Shady Rest campground and soon climbs in elevation. The trail starts off as…
Total Miles
9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp

Iron Canyon EP21

Uneven and rutted dirt trail with loose rocks and sandy washes. Use caution, some washes are narrow. Potential for mud holes and water crossings less than a foot deep. There are trail obstacles of up…
Total Miles
14.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Abandoned Old Dutch Cleanser Mine Trail

The Dutch Cleanser Mine in Red Rock Canyon State Park is the perfect place to end your adventure or have lunch when exploring the area. The Mine is massive as you can walk in and…
Total Miles
0.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Deadman Pass

Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Cabin run via McAfee Road

This trail is based primarily on an old mine road. It ends at some old bunk houses and there are options to drive or hike to see the rest of the mine buildings. You can…
Total Miles
23.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Fish Lake Springs Rd.

This road gets vehicles from Fish Lake Hot Springs to the saloon in Dyer with minimal highway travel. The road is well traveled, graded and wide. Hot springs have open camping around the area with…
Total Miles
16.1
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Iron Canyon Scenic Trail

The Iron Canyon Scenic Trail is an easy-going dirt trail that winds its way around the Red Cliffs of Red Rock Canyon State Park. It's very easy-going as there are no major obstacles to worry…
Total Miles
3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa / Wi

Dobie Canyon Run

This is comprised of primarily fire roads with plenty of 2 trackside trails and even single-track if you are on two wheels. Fast-paced, easy-riding with GREAT views and a cool old "ghost" ranch house. Elevation…
Total Miles
34.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Chepo Saddle 6S13

This is a Sierra foothill road near Bass Lake, which is not visible on this trek. It is a clear dirt road with very little pinstriping. Some rutting but very manageable. There are several ways…
Total Miles
11.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Obsidian Dome

The Obsidian dome is one of the many places where one can experience the immensity and the history of the volcanic activity in the Mammoth Lakes area. The road starts out paved but quickly turns…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Milford Road Cutover

A mostly easy trail that cuts across the BLM land from Trona Road over to Highway. This easy trail, with mostly sand and washouts, leads to lots of dispersed camping and connects Trona Road to…
Total Miles
3.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Murano Trail Part 1

This is the Western section of the Murano trail as it enters the Spangler Hills OHV area and leads in from BLM land that borders the town of Ridgecrest. It continues past this part 1…
Total Miles
2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Rosebud Rocks to Wagon Wheel OHV

This trail begins or ends outside the town of Ridgecrest at a large, seemingly out-of-place rock formation painted in roses. Use caution when approaching as there are many nails in the dirt and broken glass…
Total Miles
4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Fun Boundary Rip

A fun run one to the boundary of the OHV area. The trail has lots of bermed corners and many sandy sections. There is a great camping area with a nice view and a high…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Su / Sp

Kiss The Boundary

This trail is a fun blast through the hills with bermed corners, some washes, and occasional deep whoops. This trail just kisses the boundary between the Spangler OHV Area and BLM land. The trail is…
Total Miles
3.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp

Chiatovitch Creek to Middle Creek

The lower trail is an easy grader with plenty of washboard and scattered rocks. It begins cutting through the neighborhood and while climbing offers amazing views of the valley below. Once you pass all the…
Total Miles
11.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Fa

Lower Murano Road

It's a generally sandy two-track trail with plenty of bermed corners and some deeper washouts. The trail progresses and crosses through some impressive large rocks. Watch for desert tortoises and military planes buzzing the deck…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Wi / Fa / Sp