7S32 - Voyager Rock

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5/5 (9 reviews)
Shaver Lake, California (Fresno County)
Last Updated: 11/01/2023
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Voyager Rock Campground, also known as Courtwright Campground is a great place to escape when looking for the ultimate camping destination. With plenty of dispersed camping and an improved campground, there is no doubt why many people seek out this trail for a weekend to relax on. Along the route, you will have some of the best views in Southern California including towering granite mountains, lush forest, and expansive lakes. Outside the camping, this is also the gateway to one of the hardest trails in America, The Dusy-Ershim. If you plan on visiting the Voyager Rock area, please be prepared for lots of hiking, off-roading, fishing, and memories.

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5/5 (9)
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Seasonal Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/01/2023

It is that time of year again, and the trail is closing for the winter, till next year.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/13/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

This trail is much harder than the rated 3-4. It is a minimum of 5. This is a very narrow trail, and there are no obstacles that you can "bypass." There is moderate off camber, There are rocks 12" or greater in height. There is the potential for body damage through some tight spots. This is a short wheelbase vehicle trail and you'd be nuts to try to take a full sized rig on this trail. Did the trail in a stock 2021 Rubicon and bottomed out a couple of times. Thank God for lockers and sway bar disconnect. I wouldn't say a lift is mandatory, but I can certainly see how a lift would have helped on this trail. I also wish that Trails Offroad would address the advisability of towing a trailer. I took a highly capable Turtleback to Voyager Rock and had an enjoyable two days camping and fishing on the lake. Had I know the true condition of this trail, I would have never considered taking an expedition trailer to Voyager Rock. I have been on many TO "Moderate" trails, and have never felt uncomfortable towing a trailer. I made it, but it was stressful. BTW, the video to this route is very misleading, and leaves out the substantial challenges and obstacles to this trail.
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/24/2023

Trail just opened to the campground. The trail is very wet and expected to stay that way for at least 3 weeks . But you can get to the campground. Dusy is expected to open no faster then mid September if it opens.
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Temporary Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/12/2023

Lots of snow in the area still and if you are planning on using this area you might want to have alternate plans. Photos taken from U.S. Forest Service - Sierra National Forest page on date of post
Trail Review: 7S32 - Voyager Rock - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: 7S32 - Voyager Rock - Josh Noesser
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Seasonal Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/01/2021

Closed for the winter. Snow has already set in and is sticking.

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