Sage Canyon Road SC56

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Sage Canyon Road is an out-and-back trail guided by the smooth meandering of the shallow canyon walls, through a corridor into the Kiavah Wilderness, and eventually reaching into the Sequoia National Forest. Several springs feed a small creek that runs through the canyon center, and it's no surprise the canyon supports a medley of plant and animal life. A burgeoning joshua tree forest is taking hold here, along with the namesake Sage Bush, whose aroma fills the canyon.  Along its length are a few intersecting roads and several established hiking trails.   

This easy trail consists almost entirely of hard-packed sand that can be driven in a two-wheel drive high clearance vehicle.

A BLM-provided primitive campsite large enough for several vehicles is next to the start of the trail. Vehicles can travel up the Wilderness Corridor to the end, where dispersed camping is allowed along the road. To minimize impacts, previously used or predisturbed sites should be used. Vehicles must park on the shoulder of the road in previously used locations as well. The Wilderness boundary is 30 feet from the road's centerline, so no motorized vehicles can travel further from the road even if a disturbed area extends past this boundary line. Dispersed camping can be enjoyed when meeting 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.