Odessa Doran Scenic Loop Lower

Barstow, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 11/04/2020
4.8 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 2400 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Barstow
Nearest Town w/ Services: Barstow
Official Road Name: Doran Scenic Route
Management Agency: BLM
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Odessa Doran Scenic Loop Lower
This popular hangout area is a great place to camp and have fun. Nestled in the hills of Calico, the lower part of Odessa and Doran Scenic Loop is perfect for taking the family out camping, doing some exploring, and shooting. The area is friendly to RV's and 5th-Wheels, making it a great place to camp off the grid while being close to town. In the area are lots of natural wonders including natural arches, red rock canyons, and slot canyons. The area also hosts lots of off-road trails that have everything from an overland adventure to the most extreme 4x4 rock crawling in America.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail begins north of the road, heading into the hills of Calico. This is a popular area for people to camp outside of the ghost town. It is also popular for people to shoot in this area when not exploring or off-roading.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Yermo, CA

From Calico Ghost Town, head west on Ghost Town Road roughly 1/4 mile. The trail is on the left.



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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.