(EASY - MODERATE)
|Duration:||About 15 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Connector|
|Best Direction to Travel:||East|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Barstow|
|Official Road Name:|
|Management Agency:||BLM Barstow Field Office & San Bernardino National Forest|
Resting above the Bismark Mine in the heart of the Calico hills is a quick cutover trail that is suitable for all off-road enthusiasts. The Bismark's Hairpiece is an easy trail with only one mild, optional obstacle. This trail is perfect for all skill levels while having plenty of optional detours to take in the beautiful yet harsh desert atmosphere.
Quite rocky or deep ruts. Rocks to 12" and frequent. Water crossings may exceed hub depth with strong currents. Shelves to 6". Mud may require checking before proceeding. Moderate grades to 20 degrees. Sidehill may approach 30 degrees. 4WD necessary and second attempts may be required with stock vehicles. Caution may be required with wider vehicles.Read more about our rating system
Stay in the canyon to continue on the trail.
The only obstacle on the trail, this optional route has a small waterfall that is perfect for mild off-roaders. The waterfall itself is a small 3 foot ledge that is slightly off-camber.
The West Trailhead connects to two different trails: Vodkaberry which heads to the north and Bismarks Mullet which heads to the east and drops directly into Wall Street Canyon near the cliff. Please note, both of these trails are for the more extreme rock crawlers. The Bismarks Mullet is the hardest with a lot of rocks and a 7 foot waterfall that requires advanced driving skills while Vodkaberry has a double waterfall with the largest one being roughly 6 feet.
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.966852, -116.858881