Walnut Creek to Survivalist Camp Trail

Total Miles
16.9

Elevation

1,853.34 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This 17.1-mile point-to-point trail takes you along Walnut Creek (seasonal water flow) past Walnut Ranch and the Hualapai Survivalist Camp and connects to the Hualapai Mountain Trail. At 0.7 miles on the trail, right before the 3-track rail crossing, you will pass a memorial for three local off-roaders that were hit by a train while crossing. This is why all local off-roaders now pass under the bridge that is off to the left. At 8.3 miles you will pass Walnut Creek Ranch, this is private property, please follow the sign directions, stay on the main trail, and do not trespass. At 11.1 miles there are some petroglyphs high on the rocks that require some hiking/bouldering to see. At 12.7 miles you will enter the Hualapai Survivalist Camp, this is private property, stay on the main trail and do not trespass in the buildings. In the Spring and Fall water will be flowing in Walnut Creek, and multiple water crossings are possible.

Photos of Walnut Creek to Survivalist Camp Trail

Walnut Creek to Survivalist Camp Trail
Walnut Creek to Survivalist Camp Trail
Walnut Creek to Survivalist Camp Trail

Difficulty

Multiple possible water crossings up to 12" in depth.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Vincent La
Apr 06, 2024
2023 Ford Ranger
Open
Muddy/Wet
I can't speak for the rest of the trail, but I agree with the previous comment that the connection to taking the Hualapai Mountain trail is at least a 6/10. I immediately found myself off-camber on a narrow trail just inches away from the edge. There were points where I couldn't even step out of my truck to look because that's how close to the edge I was. Ended up just reversing out of the trail.
Bridget Kaiser
Mar 28, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
I saw it wasn’t an easy 3/10, we came from the Hualapai Mountain trail marked an easy 5/10, which is accurate. As we entered this trail from the mountain, we found this to be the most difficult, giving it the moderate 6/10 in a few spots the first few miles. This area has very steep grade and narrow road, with washed out ruts 2-3 ft deep. High clearance 4x4 absolutely required for this area. After dropping into the 4000 ft elevation just before Survivalist camp, we came across large rock beds, giving the rest of the trail an easy 4/10.
Brett N.
Oct 21, 2023
SxS
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Hank Hursky
May 16, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

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