This is the novice-friendly sister to nearby Jawbone Canyon. The terrain here is consists of rolling hills with scrub brush, sandy washes and a popular “bowl” area.
Numerous surrounding trails offer access to different local attractions such as the Burro Schmidt Tunnel, McIver’s Cabin and the Jawbone Canyon Store, which has a restaurant and small general store.
There are many staging and camping opportunities at various points along the main access road, but bring a tire repair kit and be sure your vehicle has a spare. Nails and glass are plentiful in the staging areas and turnarounds. (We had two flats in two days!) Bring your own shade and water.
BLM – Ridgecrest Field Office
300 S. Richmond Rd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555