Trout Canyon Road

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2.5/5 (2 reviews)
Pahrump, Nevada (Nye County)
Last Updated: 12/21/2019
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This easy well-maintained gravel road accesses several BLM and US Forest Service roads in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. There are private residences at the upper end of Trout Canyon beyond the end of the trail and is well marked with "Keep Out" and "Private Property" signs.

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2.5/5 (2)
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Rated 2/5
Visited: 03/06/2021

I went up Trout Canyon looking for a place to camp while attending Front Sight. This is basically a 2WD dirt road that goes from 160 to terminating at private properties at the top. THere was no camping and frankly not worth anyone looking for interesting overland/offroad route. The saving grace is that Lovell canyon is interesting and some really nice camping spots. I would consider Trout Canyon a connector route. I stopped on the road getting my bearings and a local stopped and asked if everything was OK. He was nice and lived in the "neighborhood" at the top of the road. I think he was the one with the sense of humor with the COVD sign (see pic). I would not want to camp anywhere just off this road due to the dust and traffic.
Trail Review: Trout Canyon Road - Tj Sleboda
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 12/21/2019

This is an easy gravel road the entire route. We were in the Las Vegas area for a few weeks hitting as many trails as we could. We've found some interesting things along the trails but never an rolled and abandoned Jeep. We found a Renegade on it's side on one of the side trails. It looked to be stolen and ditched on a dead end trail. Just in case, we reported the location to authorities. This was our first time out in our recently acquired Jeep TJ. We just wanted an easy route to check for rattles and squeaks. The trail was perfect and we never needed 4x4. There was a little bit of snow and ice on the trail at the higher elevations but wasn't an issue. We connected this with Lovell Summit and out Trout Canyon for an easy scenic two hour drive.
Trail Review: Trout Canyon Road - Bobby Nelson
Trail Review: Trout Canyon Road - Bobby Nelson
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