Scenic Canyon - Red Rock State Park - California

5/5 (8 reviews)
Cantil, California (Kern County)
Last Updated: 12/07/2018
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Highlights

With only a 2-hour drive north of Los Angeles, spectacular canyons can be observed in the El Paso Mountains. Black Rock Canyon in the Red Rock State Park is one such canyon. Previously home to the Kawaiisu Indians, the El Paso Mountains contain much of their heritage to this day. Later on, mining became the mainstay. Many mining camps of different minerals are spread across this mountain range. The Dutch Cleanser Mines, Bickel Camp, Cudahy Camp, Burro Schmidt Tunnel, Holland Camp, and Holly Ash Mine are just a few of the attractions. This is a perfect trail if you love history, scenery, and are new to offroading.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A nice fairly easy trail. It’s really beautiful back there. When you come across the cliff face I was almost bummed as i thought it was the entrance off highway 14 but is a different cliff face and nice and secluded. I definitely enjoyed this small section of trail.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Beautiful trial and good for beginners.
Trail Review: Scenic Canyon - Red Rock State Park - California - Sotheanit Sarn
Trail Review: Scenic Canyon - Red Rock State Park - California - Sotheanit Sarn
Joe
5300
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/20/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice little easy trail with some great views! Perfect way to start your day in Red Rock Canyon if you plan on being on dirt the whole day! This trail gives you good access to all the other trails in the area! Take it slow and enjoy the view, it's really nice out here!
Trail Review: Scenic Canyon - Red Rock State Park - California - Joe
Trail Review: Scenic Canyon - Red Rock State Park - California - Joe
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Status: Open
Visited: 11/28/2020

Great trail to get away from the crowds a little bit. Easy to do, but that just lets you enjoy the scenery that much more.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/03/2020

Red Rock State Park is awesome! It was of course very hot when we went, but the goal was to ride trails during the day and then set up camp at Ricardo Campground when it started to cool off. Didn't see a single person on the trails with us! I usually prefer dispersed camping, but Ricardo Campground is one of the coolest developed campgrounds that I have been to.

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