Trona Pinnacles

BLM

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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.
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14 people have reviewed this location.

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DoriandMena
QC, Canada
17 Casita Liberty Deluxe
2011 Dodge Ram
26 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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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


1 review
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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4bars
Sprint 3G

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4000 Rivets
Pocatello, ID
27 Airstream International Signature
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: no site number

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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3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
262 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
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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0bars
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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
101 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 0
“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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3bars
Verizon 4G

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glasgows_onthego

28 Ford Four Winds Five Thousand
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
84 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 0

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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4bars
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SubaruVagabond

Subaru Outback
48 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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3bars
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Linda and John

31 Keystone Laredo
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Linda and John would stay here again

Reviewed Mar 15, 2016

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What an amazing place! It's magical. The stars at night and the sunset were spectacular. A bit of a rough road getting in, but we took it slow. Traveling with a 31 foot fifthwheel and 21 foot truck. First night was windy, really windy.

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3bars
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RV to Freedom

30 Newmar Baystar
57 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

RV to Freedom would stay here again

“Interesting to see, windy for us”

Reviewed Mar 13, 2016

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The pinnacles are interesting to see. Unfortunately, we didn't get any spectacular sunrises or sunsets the other reviewers mentioned. We did get some crazy wind and spent one day with a slide pulled in because of it. If you have a smaller trailer like a cricket or tear drop or tent camp, you can get in between or behind the pinnacles t... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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