Trona Pinnacles

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Unnamed Road
Trona, CA 93555
760-384-5400
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GPS: 35.619, -117.37

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 1759 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

16 people have reviewed this location.

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Binary Hermits
CA 24' Winnebago Era
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
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Binary Hermits would stay here again

“Desolate and Beautiful”

Reviewed Jan 13, 2019

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We were looking for a place to do a little rabbit hunting. This is not the place. ;-} But it is beautiful nonetheless! The drive out (~5mi according to the sign) is incredibly bumpy...with portions over (larger than I'd have liked) rock bed. More than once we almost turned back, given our Sprinter is not yet 4x4 enabled. But if... more

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ssxxaa
Venice, CA Ram Promaster 1500
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

ssxxaa would stay here again

“Beautiful unique desert landscape.”

Reviewed Jan 02, 2019

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We had a nice couple of nights here. It was winter so cold nights and strong wind sometimes. This site offers a beautiful unique desert landscape, with very few people around. The place is large with many alternative roads to explore and get away from the main parking area. Getting in takes about 5 mi from the freeway turnout on a ... more

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DoriandMena
QC, Canada 17' Casita Liberty Deluxe 2011 Dodge Ram
35 reviews

DoriandMena would stay here again

“Tourist free as far as the eye can see.”

Reviewed Apr 12, 2018

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The 10km dirt road in is pretty treacherous but if your rig can withstand it, it's definitely worth it. There were only about 4 campers there (we originally thought there was only one). There is a bathroom and tons of hiking. It takes a while to get in so bring all your supplies with you. Check out our full YouTube review: ht... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Garbow would stay here again

“Quiet, otherworldly, beautiful night sky!”

Reviewed Feb 17, 2018

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Feb. 2018. If you’re looking to get away from people and noise Trona is a great place to do it. We called our kids to tell them where we were going, we had heard that there was no cell service unless you had Verizon, we have Credo that buys Sprints extra bandwidth, so we thought we’d be incommunicado for our stay. Surprise! We had 4 b... more

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4000 Rivets
Pocatello, ID 30' Airstream International Signature Dodge Ram
12 reviews
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Days stayed: 3
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4000 Rivets would stay here again

“Felt a little like a lunar landing!”

Reviewed Dec 18, 2017

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We had read about the pinnacles here and other places and were excited to see it for ourselves. As the other reviewers have said, the dirt road in from the highway is long and rather bumpy but we didn't find it to be too awful, just slow going. But, during the drive you begin to see the pinnacles, which are so strange they really do ... more

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Aluminarium
Tonasket, WA Airstream Ford F-250
275 reviews
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Days stayed: 6

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Not for everyone, but we loved it.”

Reviewed Dec 08, 2017

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We had a lot of discussion about whether or not to give Trona Pinnacles 4 or 5 stars. To me it's 5 stars all the way. It is exactly what I want from a boondocking location. It's remote, it's private, it's gorgeous and there's (Verizon) cell service. While some may not like the long rutted dirt road in, really it just prevents this l... more

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Explorking
Calgary, AB, Canada 40' monaco windsor 2017 Jeep Wrangler
16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Nice stop over but not worth the drive if not on your way ”

Reviewed Dec 07, 2017

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We have a 40-foot class A, so decided to keep it parked elsewhere and make the 2-hour drive to visit the Pinnacles. When we arrived, looked like no one was there. We brought our 3 dogs, hiked around for 2 hours, and found a camp of about 15 people nestled in the middle of a grouping of Pinnacles. Trailers, 5th wheels, and a couple of t... more

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KenneysSeeAmerica
30' Airstream International 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
125 reviews
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Days stayed: 6
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“Teeth chattering roads way cool pinnacles”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2017

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I've been looking forward to visiting Trona Pinnacles for a couple of years. Read many blogs and watched several videos about the Pinnacles. The Pinnacles did not disappoint. However, the weather has done major damage to the dirt roads. Start with the 5 mile entry dirt road that is very torn up. Average speed was about 8 mph. H... more

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glasgows_onthego
28' Ford Four Winds Five Thousand 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
105 reviews
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Days stayed: 1
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glasgows_onthego would stay here again

“Pretty area, rough road getting there”

Reviewed Jan 09, 2017

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The Trona Pinnacles are worth going to see, it is a pretty area, we had a great sunset. This was a stop for us as we headed to Death Valley. There are a few hiking trails zigzagging thru the pinnacles, but you can really walk wherever you want. I wish we stayed a night or two longer here because the drive in was pretty rough and long. ... more

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SubaruVagabond
Subaru Outback
46 reviews
Days stayed: 2

SubaruVagabond would stay here again

“Pretty Cool National Natural Landmark”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2016

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After seeing pictures from other reviewers and noticing that it was right on my way, I wanted to check this spot out. I arrived at night, using the south road--this is the way that Google Maps took me, coming off of I-15. It can be a bit disorienting at night, and difficult to find some of the more clear, better campsites. I moved to a... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
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