Stoddard Valley, Helendale Mountains Trail

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The Helendale Mountains Trail is north of Victorville and intersects the famous Route 66. This unmarked Burea of Land Management (BLM) trail winds eight miles through the Helendale Mountains. Climbing the hills reveals beautiful views of the desert valley and distant mountain ranges. Surface conditions range wildly from soft, deep sand to rough rocky inclines. This trail is a straight-through road and eventually reaches Interstate 15 and, along the way, crosses several unnamed trails to explore.

While on the BLM portion of this trail, there are plentiful dispersed camping sites to overnight when meeting the BLM Camping Guidelines. Only the first and last one-mile segments are not on public land.

During high fire danger, campfires may be restricted, and if planning to camp, one should review the current BLM Campfire Restrictions and have a Campfire Permit.

Helendale Mountains Trail surface consists of deep, soft sand and steep rocky slopes requiring an experienced offroad driver in a high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle.