Pinyon Ridge Truck Trail

Total Miles
4.0

Elevation

1,993.03 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a mellow trail along Pinyon Ridge, which is just west of Vincent Gap and Blue Ridge. The trail itself is mellow and surrounded by - you guessed it - single-leaf/needle Pinyon pine trees, which are the namesake of the ridge and native to only the Western United States. There are no less than three pullout areas for dispersed camping. Once you reach the end of the road, enjoy the view of the Antelope Valley and the mountain ranges that flank it, such as the San Gabriels, the Sierra Pelonas, and the Tehachapis.

Difficulty

This trail itself is mellow and the terrain isn't challenging, but the trails that connect to it certainly are. Adventurers should only approach the area trails in a 4x4.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Andy X
Dec 20, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

This trail can be reached via Fenner Saddle Road, also known as 4N12, from the north (Big Pines Highway near Jackson Lake) or the south (CA Highway 2 at Vincent Gap). Do not attempt to reach this trail without a 4x4 vehicle. There are not many opportunities to turn around.

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