Lake Hughes Truck Trail

Total Miles
3.3

Elevation

1,243.19 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Trail Overview

This easy route begins just east of Lake Hughes in remote northern Los Angeles County, California, and connects the area to the Tule Divide trail. The drive is a mostly uneventful climb with pretty views of the Leona and Antelope Valleys. You may encounter ruts and loose rocks, but neither are challenging enough to require four-wheel drive.

Photos of Lake Hughes Truck Trail

Lake Hughes Truck Trail
Lake Hughes Truck Trail
Lake Hughes Truck Trail

Difficulty

Most sections are smooth, but a few sections are rutted with loose rocks.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Sean Cutter
Jun 01, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Ts Y
May 11, 2024
Open
Normal
Dusty
Tony Kim
Mar 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
The trail wasn’t that bad but there were few parts where recent heavy rain had caused mud and uneven trail with lots of bumps. There is one area where the road caved out and you have to stick to your right and drive in a steep angle to avoid your car falling over the edge. It was pretty intense…for like 30 seconds. There were lots of water and mud crossings. Then at the end….you’re treated with a beautiful lake scenery.
Garrett Weins
Feb 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

The trail is accessible via Elizabeth Lake Road, either coming east from Tejon Pass or west from Leona Valley/Palmdale/Lancaster. If using Apple or Google Maps to arrive at the trailhead, select "Trail N" in Lake Hughes as your destination. Once you arrive, you will see that Trail N is the first right past the small bridge. Make the SECOND right onto Lake Hughes Truck Trail and switch to onX Offroad.

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