Powerline Road

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Located just south of Joshua Tree National Park, Powerline Road is a 13-mile service road on desert land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and aimed down the center of a series of tower pairs heading towards the eastern end of the Orocopia Mountains. The road provides a leisurely drive through typical desert terrain and intersects several BLM marked trails that offer more exploration opportunities. The road is an easy drive but rough, consisting of a wide hardpacked rocky trail, and airing down will make the ride more comfortable. In contrast to the previous 13 miles, the last quarter mile suddenly begins a winding and steep climb to the edge of the Orocopia Mountain Range, where the road ends. Dispersed camping is available anywhere on the road, and several existing campsites are seen from the road.