Odessa Canyon

4.8/5 (18 reviews)
Barstow, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/09/2023

Trail Information


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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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

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.

Flash floods are a major concern on this trail, never travel on this trail if rain is in the area or possible.

Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (18)
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Love these trails, took some new photos, they might be showing up soon?
Official Crew
Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/22/2023

Pucker Pass... “20 feet off the canyon floor” 🤣 🤣
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

So far, the super fun trail I ran with my JLU 3.5 lift on 37s, and it was challenging but not super hard Spot 4 was the hardest one I will be back with friends next time
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The group I was in wanted me to try this trail... at least the first half of it (starting from the bottom). My Goldie handled everything that the first half of the trail threw her way... but everyone said I would need lockers to go any further. Turning around mid trail was a lot of fun... lol.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I had forgotten how much fun this trail is. Nothing a capable well-built rig can't complete in a couple of hours.

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