Inyokern, California (Kern County)

Last Updated: 03/09/2019
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.72 miles
Highest Elevation: 4238 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Inyokern
Nearest Town w/ Services: Inyokern
Official Road Name: SC99
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management/California State Parks
District: Ridgecrest California Field Office


Highlight: SC99
SC99 is a fun little connector trail that can be run in either direction between SC175 and SC103-Dove Canyon. The more you gain in elevation, SC99 becomes more photogenic. The campsite at mile 3.6 is at about 4200' and is a very scenic trailside camp in the Mojave Desert.

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts at the Intersection of SC99 and SC175 heading northwest.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Mojave

To run SC99 from east to west, follow the waypoints from trail SC175 to waypoint #9 then turn west. To run SC99 from west to east, follow the waypoints from trail SC103-Dove Canyon to waypoint #14 and turn east.



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Writer Information

Chuck Nielsen

Mapping Crew - California

Chuck just flat-out loves off-roading. He caught the bug at the age of 15 when his family moved to the Antelope Valley (located in the Mojave Desert) from Long Beach, California. In grade school, he was fascinated of learning about the 20-Mule Teams that would haul Borax from the mines in the Mojave Desert. He was so excited to actually move to a place that bore so much pioneering history. When he received his license to drive, exploring became a daily pastime. Then, he was exposed to the pitfalls of wheeling in the desert. Not having access to 4-wheel drive, he was forced to respect traction and gravity. Now that he’s had experience with just about every kind of vehicle in the desert, he relates well with anyone wanting to experience the Great Outdoors. Ultimately, he loves to see the smile these experiences will put on your face.
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