Bird Spring Canyon Road SC120

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Starting on the desert floor, Bird Spring Canyon Road passes through Bird Spring Pass, gradually rising and falling about 2,000 feet.   It skirts the southern edge of the Kiavah Wilderness between the tall peaks of the Scodie Mountains, and the Pacific Crest Trail crosses about five miles from the western end, where a watering station is set up for the hikers.

The road is wide and well maintained and an easy drive for new offroaders, but it still requires a high clearance 4x4 to manage the soft sand and occasionally exposed rocks. Descending on the western end follows a series of switchbacks, which may be intimidating, but these are wide enough for ascending vehicles to pull aside and allow passage.     

The eastern portion of the trail has a few primitive campsites set up by the BLM, which are easily identified by posted signs noting a 15-mile speed limit when campers are present. Camping there or at suitable dispersed sites can be enjoyed 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.