Scodie Mountains SC69

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This straight-through narrow trail rises 1300 feet following a narrow canyon to reach the 6000-foot overlook at Wyleys Knob. Once there, you will be treated to impressive mountains and desert floor views.  In the canyon, water collected from the surrounding hills supports dense groves of joshua trees. A striking feature found about one mile into the trail is a massive boulder stack precariously balanced, looking much like a mousetrap needing only the slightest nudge to fall on the trail. 

SC69 is almost entirely a soft, sandy, easy trail, with the northern end being the most challenging, requiring a 0.2 mile-long climb on deep soft sand exceeding a 20-degree incline. This trail is designated by BLM as “Difficult,” requiring an experienced driver in a high clearance 4WD vehicle with 4-low and a running start to make it up the last steep section of the soft sandy trail.

The only suitable dispersed camping location on this narrow canyon road is near the mousetrap boulder stack. Dispersed camping is allowed when meeting the BLM Camping Guidelines. During high fire danger, campfires may be restricted, and if planning to camp here, one should review the current BLM Campfire Restrictions and have a Campfire Permit.