Ivanpah Valley High Voltage Line

Total Miles


1,330.25 ft



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Best Time

Winter, Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This section of the high voltage line was a paved road at some point, but most of it has long since been reclaimed by the desert. It would be easy for one to travel it a little faster than they should and find themselves hard on the breaks at one of the more deeply washed-out transitions. Slow and steady is the way! Along the route, you'll be enamored by these massive rows of powerlines that come from somewhere and most likely supply some part of Los Angeles with a little power. Don't forget to watch for desert wildlife and marvel at some of the giant Joshua trees lining the route. This trail takes you from Ivanpah Road in the east to Cima Road in the west. Be aware of the crossing of Morning Star Mine Road; it sneaks up on you. 1 bar LTE service.

Photos of Ivanpah Valley High Voltage Line

Ivanpah Valley High Voltage Line
Ivanpah Valley High Voltage Line
Ivanpah Valley High Voltage Line


Some partial pavement and some deeper washed-out sections and sandy washes to cross.

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Status Reports

Ian Flores Siaca
May 12, 2024
2024 Subaru Outback
Fun trail, we did it in a 24’ Outback Wilderness stock. It’s not technical, just need to take the washes with momentum and you’ll be good. When you’re in the last third of the trail there is more wildlife present so be careful as they lay down right in the middle of the trail. Lastly, the trail ends right at Cima Road, which is currently closed as they are repaving it. It should be open within the next months but an off-duty ranger did stop us to warn us that had she been on duty we would have been ticketed. You might want to continue onto the next offroad trail or turn around. Probably will be completed before the summer ends.

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