Hastings Pass and Eightmile Spring

Total Miles
17.3

Elevation

1,771.25 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Hastings Pass cuts east and west through the north end of the Cedar Mountain range. The roads in this area are well-maintained graded dirt generally wide enough for safe passing. Hastings Pass is narrow and winding, so drive carefully and yield to uphill travelers. The roads in this region are accessible year-round, but there is no snow maintenance in the winter. Hastings Pass itself may be dangerous to drive after heavy snow. The roads may be muddy and rutted in the spring, and sandy in the summer and fall.

Photos of Hastings Pass and Eightmile Spring

Hastings Pass and Eightmile Spring
Hastings Pass and Eightmile Spring
Hastings Pass and Eightmile Spring

Difficulty

Roads are unmaintained in the winter. Snowmelt and rain in the spring may result in rutted roads and thick mud. The roads often have sandy washes in the summer. Generally these roads are easily passible and are wide enough for two vehicles in most places.

History

This route is a part of the Hastings Cutoff of the California Trail. California-bound pioneers faced an 80-mile waterless crossing of the Great Salt Lake Desert upon leaving Hastings Pass.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Katie M
May 18, 2024
Dirt Bike
Open
Dusty
Arden Ott
Mar 19, 2024
2023 Subaru Outback
Open
Normal
Dusty
Dan Byrne
Mar 17, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
We rode from Eightmile Spring Road, then Cedar Mtn Road, and through Hastings Pass. It’s not a loop, so if you are not in a highway vehicle, you’ll turn around and see the views from the other direction. Only a few muddy spots in the road, but the rest was all dusty desert road. Fun ride overall!
Chris Ayala
Dec 27, 2023
2012 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Normal
Mostly wide and easy trail to ride. There’s a few natural springs along the route.

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