Odessa Canyon

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4.8/5 (21 reviews)
Barstow, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 01/02/2024
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Odessa Canyon is the flagship of the off-road trails in the Calico area near Barstow, California. Comprised of many hard obstacles with no bypasses, this extreme 4x4 jeep trail makes you earn your trip to the top. Odessa also provides some of the best views in the area. But be ready. This trail has a 7-foot waterfall, an extremely narrow rollover spot that you just have to see to believe, and a super tight off-camber canyon in it. With all these challenges, don't be surprised if the trail wreaks havoc on your vehicle.

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Odessa Canyon is a trail for experienced drivers with built rigs. This rock crawling trail offers a nearly 7-foot waterfall, a narrow off-camber canyon just wider than your Jeep, and the scariest obstacle in the area, a washout over a small cliff.

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4.8/5 (21)
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139000
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/02/2024

Like always a great trail. The Aug rains moved some rocks around, but nothing major has changed. There were several large groups out there this weekend and a lot of stacking was going on. Still made for a fun time. But I always forget how beautiful this canyon is.
Trail Review: Odessa Canyon - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Odessa Canyon - Josh Noesser
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1050
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/30/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Great trail. Washed out if a few spots makes for use of sliders and skid plates necessary. Pucker Pass wall was deep, really washed out, was at least 8' deep. The uphill bypass is a little dug out and will require lots of clearance or a strap for the tight turn.
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5800
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/10/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Always a great time running the Odessa-Doran Loop! Weather was just right. Pucker Pass is getting narrower and narrower, haha, but still doable as of now.
Trail Review: Odessa Canyon - Joe
Trail Review: Odessa Canyon - Joe
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139000
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/22/2023

Love these trails, took some new photos, they might be showing up soon?
Trail Review: Odessa Canyon - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Odessa Canyon - Josh Noesser
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/22/2023

Pucker Pass... “20 feet off the canyon floor” 🤣 🤣

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