Trail 86B - Red Rock Canyon State Park - California

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5/5 (2 reviews)
Cantil, California (Kern County)
Last Updated: 03/08/2019
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With only a 2-hour drive north of Los Angeles, spectacular canyons can be observed in the El Paso Mountains. 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. Trail 86B is part of the State Motorized Trail System Route #6 and ends at Cudahy Camp. Cudahy Camp is an interesting mining camp in that it has a door in the side of the mountain that leads to a single room, and nonindigenous pine trees can be found near the building foundations. So, whether you're overlanding, or just taking your 4X4 out for quick access to the many trails within the Red Rock State Park system, Trail 86B is a great choice.

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5/5 (2)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I took a portion of this trail, from last chance canyon, to black rock canyon. Pretty easy trail, but there are some good views along the way.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/17/2018

Exceptionally cool for this time of year. It was a beautiful day.

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