Scenic Canyon - Red Rock State Park - California

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With only a 2-hour drive north of Los Angeles, spectacular canyons can be observed in the El Paso Mountains. Black Rock Canyon in the Red Rock State Park is one such canyon. Previously home to the Kawaiisu Indians, the El Paso Mountains contain much of their heritage to this day. Later on, mining be... Read More
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Highlights of Scenic Canyon - Red Rock State Park - California

Desert Category Icon Desert
Mine Category Icon Mine
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
2664 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
Scenic Canyon
Nearest Town
Cantil
Nearest Services
Inyokern
Management Agency
California State Parks
District
Red Rock State Park

Overview

With only a 2-hour drive north of Los Angeles, spectacular canyons can be observed in the El Paso Mountains. Black Rock Canyon in the Red Rock State Park is one such canyon. Previously home to the Kawaiisu Indians, the El Paso Mountains contain much of their heritage to this day. Later on, mining became the mainstay. Many mining camps of different minerals are spread across this mountain range. The Dutch Cleanser Mines, Bickel Camp, Cudahy Camp, Burro Schmidt Tunnel, Holland Camp, and Holly Ash Mine are just a few of the attractions. This is a perfect trail if you love history, scenery, and are new to offroading.

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23 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
10 Community Reviews
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