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AC9624 is a quick, cool offshoot off Afton Canyon Road a few miles from Highway 15. It wraps up and around the hills following the power lines with vast views of the buttes of the Mojave National Preserve to the southeast and the remnants of West and East Cronese Lake as it wraps around Cave Mountain.

The trail is mostly graded gravely dirt, but descending from Cave Mountain, it becomes more natural gravel with slightly bigger pebbles and smaller rocks. The initial descent is relatively steep, with small ruts to navigate.

The trail's end comes to a fork, with AC9624 going to the left into a deep sand wash with bigger rocks to navigate and ends at a tunnel to go under the highway. You can access Pipeline Road or Arrowhead Trail on the other side or return to Afton Canyon Road. Unfortunately, you cannot enter the highway at this junction.

There were no campsites on this trail. Nearby, Afton Canyon Campground has fire pits, tables, and vault toilets.