Opal Trail - Red Rock Canyon State Park - California

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At the end of this trail are two famous opal mines, Nowak's Opal Mine and Barnett's Opals. The very light colored terrain in this canyon consists of volcanic ash. It has yielded many opals over the years. This area used to be BLM land. Back in the day, Barnett's Opals charged $2 a head for a day... Read More
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Highlights of Opal Trail - Red Rock Canyon 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
3204 ft
Shape of Trail
Out & Back
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
Opal Trail
Nearest Town
Cantil
Nearest Services
Inyokern
Management Agency
California State Parks
District
Red Rock State Park

Overview

At the end of this trail are two famous opal mines, Nowak's Opal Mine and Barnett's Opals. The very light colored terrain in this canyon consists of volcanic ash. It has yielded many opals over the years. This area used to be BLM land. Back in the day, Barnett's Opals charged $2 a head for a day pass to mine. Currently, rock collecting is not allowed here. Since it is now state property, please check with the State Parks Department before rock hounding within the park as the rules are often subject to change. This is a geologically sensitive area. Please keep your vehicle on the trails and enjoy your stay.

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14 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
1 Community Reviews
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