McCain Valley Road

Total Miles
13.7

Elevation

1,376.48 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Scenic high desert drive with two overlooks of Carrizo Canyon. Corrizo Overlook, with picnic tables, makes great lunch spot. Take binoculars. Fun hiking trails. Overnight camping at Lark Canyon Recreation Site, fee area. Street-legal vehicles only on McCain Valley Road. Lark Canyon OHV Area is for vehicles less than 40 inches wide.

Photos of McCain Valley Road

McCain Valley Road
McCain Valley Road
McCain Valley Road

Difficulty

Easy: Passenger cars can reach the overlooks. High clearance best after Carrizo Overlook.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Brian Keener
May 13, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Jun Reyes
Feb 18, 2023
2019 Honda Ridgeline
Open

Access Description

Get off Interstate 8 at Highway 94, exit 65. Drive south 0.5 miles and turn left on Old Highway 80. Go east 1.8 miles and turn left on McCain Valley Road. Go north 2.4 miles to fork where pavement ends.

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