Dark Canyon Road

Scout Route
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Dark Canyon Road is paved for the first 2.5 miles, but once you exit the last campground, it turns into a narrow shelf road, ultimately leading to a yellow post campsite. It does not go all the way through to Black Mountain Road; it is gated at 4.6 miles, making it an out-and-back trail. The paved part is not too exciting, but the dirt switchbacks and views from the top are great.

Stone Creek Campground, Fern Basin Campground, Marion Mountain Campground, and Dark Canyon Campground can all be found along this road. There are a couple of small offshoots for dispersed camping and a Yellow Post campsite. Just remember to have an Adventure Pass and Campfire Permit (even for gas stove use).