Palm Wash - Truckhaven

Salton City, California ( County)

Last Updated: 02/14/2016
4 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 7.14 miles
Highest Elevation: 400 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Salton City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Salton City
Official Road Name: Palm Wash
Management Agency: BLM
District: El Centro Field Office
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Highlight: Palm Wash - Truckhaven
Palm Wash is a desert super highway. The wash allows you to travel at high rates of speed rather safely and provides plenty of scenery during your trip.



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Route Information

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1. Trailhead at Highway 86 (0 mi)
The trail starts out at Highway 86 and heads west towards the Calcite Mine and S22.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 33.305262, -115.984257

Starting Point: Salton City, CA

From downtown Salton City, take Highway 86 north to North Marina Drive and go west. Immediately turn right on the dirt access road and drop into Palm Wash.



Land Use Issues

Trail Reviews (4)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Wide open wash, full of sand and washboards. Point A to B route. Lots of obstacles and places to play off to the sides.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Great little route through the wash. We are originally from St. George Utah where the term “deep sand” Means very deep blow sand. During her time in Anza Borrego we have been amused by the descriptions of deep sand. This route is the one exception so far. Deep sand is an appropriate description for this route.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Wide open washes and an easy drive. Did see a couple of folks stuck in the sand in 2WD so I would advise not going alone in a 2WD. Many of the areas washes can have deep soft sand so just be aware. Area is stunning though and with 4 high engaged it's really easy going. Definitely nice for a leisurely cruise in the dirt

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Nice trail. Lots to see along the way. Easy ride you can use 2WD most of the time.

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Writer Information

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.
For individual use only, not to be shared.