Kayla's Mountain

Salton City, California (Imperial County)

Last Updated: 03/28/2019
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.84 miles
Highest Elevation: 199 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Salton City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Salton City
Official Road Name: BLM
Management Agency: BLM


Highlight: Kayla's Mountain
Kayla Mountain is a fun connector trail that offers the off-road enthusiasts a more challenging way to get from the SR22/Borrego Salton Sea Way to Truckhaven Trail. The name for this trail comes from Kayla Finley who claimed this mountain in 2009. With the annually changing terrain in these canyons, it puts this trail on the list to check out each time you visit. The peaks, ridges, and small crevices change year after year. Along with the interesting visual sights, you will not be shorted when it comes to putting your rig to the task. There are boulders of every size, berms and hills climbs that make for some fun wheeling.


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1. SR-22 Turn Off (0 mi)
The turn off for Kayla's Mountain can be easily missed because it is not clearly marked with a sign or placard. The only real identifying marker is a wooden 4x4 post that marks the telephone companies underground lines. The road from here to Kayla's Mountain is a series of worn dirt roads that leads to the mouth of the trailhead. Make your way down one of the roads in a North Western direction to the trailhead.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Palm Springs, CA

Directions to the trailhead of Kayla's Mountan from the Coachella Valley, Head on the I-10 East you will see exit 145 to CA-86 South toward Brawley continue on Highway 86 South for 35 miles. Take a right onto South Marina Drive this will become SR-22/ Borrego Salton Sea Way follow this for 1.9 miles. The turn out is on the passenger side marked with a wooded telephone company post. Follow the trail to Kayla's Mountain trailhead.



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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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