Bodie Ghost Town

Total Miles
23.5

Elevation

2,821.66 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

This is an alternative, fun, backroad route to Bodie State Historic Park that starts north of Bridgeport. History buffs will enjoy remains of the Chemung Mine and the site of Masonic, as well as great views along the way. The north end of the route enters national forest with plenty of spur roads for green-sticker vehicles.

Photos of Bodie Ghost Town

Bodie Ghost Town
Bodie Ghost Town
Bodie Ghost Town

Difficulty

Easy: Starts as wide gravel road but soon narrows with ruts and embedded rock. Side trip to Masonic Mountain is narrow and rough, but still easy. Suitable for most stock SUVs with 4-wheel drive and moderate clearance.

History

In 1880, Bodie had a population of 10,000. Only 5% of the town remains but what is left is very impressive. All the remaining structures are original with only minor modifications to help preserve what is left. A small fee is charged and is used to preserve the town.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Paumil Patel
Feb 16, 2024
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Impassable on stock 4Runner even with snow tires. Got stuck many a times as the snow was higher than my front bumper
Dan Koehler
Nov 14, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Washboard
Bfr - Parker
Nov 13, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Kenneth K
Oct 25, 2023
2021 Toyota Tacoma
Open

Access Description

From Bridgeport, head north on Hwy.182 starting at Hwy. 395. Go 3.8 miles and turn right on Masonic Road (Not marked as such. Once you start in, it's marked as 32046.)

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