Summit Flats Road - Orocopia Mountains

full-limited Icon
5/5 (2 reviews)
Blythe, California (Riverside County)
Last Updated: 01/11/2023

Trail Information


Out in the middle of the desert are roads rarely traveled, a place forgotten by time. In the deserts of Southern California is a place in the Orocopia Mountains that reside near one of the few abandoned railroad tracks that pass through southern California's deserts. The road, Summit Flats, is easy with incredible desert scenery around it making this a worthwhile trip. Thus the next time you are near Red Canyon, swing on through Summit Flat and check out the abandoned railroad crossing.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

5/5 (2)
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/11/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Just ran the trail as part of a 2-day overland trip. The trail was pretty smooth and was able to get through it pretty easily.
User Avatar
Visited: 01/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I was here yesterday and I think they might've removed the railroad tracks. Didn't see anything there. Read a recent review here about the Eagle Mountain Railroad Bridge on the Bradshaw Trail where the rails were recently removed as well, so I guess they took care of this spot too.

From the Community

Start a free trial and get this level of detail on every trail guide
Start Free Trial