Truckhaven Trail

Salton City, California (Imperial County)

Last Updated: 09/08/2015
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Highlight: Truckhaven Trail
As you venture down the Truckhaven Trail you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Salton Sea to the East, a look into Ocotillo Wells SVRA to the South, and Truckhaven Hills to the North. The best thing about Truckhaven Trail is that it offers routes into each of these areas. With just a short drive to the North you will end up in Truckhaven Hills, a favorite among familes and rock crawlers alike, or head South and hit the 4x4 park in Ocotillo Wells or venture out and discover all of the landmarks Ocotillo Wells offers. During the colder desert months and holiday weekends this area is crawling with off-road enthusiasts as it offers just about every level of difficulty you can ask for.

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1. Truckhaven Trail Trailhead (0 mi)
As you make your way up the grade on SR-22 you will come to a slight bend in the road and see an area on your passenger side you can pull into. This is the trailhead for Truckhaven Trail. The trailhead is marked with a large glossy map of the Truckhaven Hills area. There is a slight uphill climb at the base of the trail, this being the hardest part of the entire trail but still easy enough to do in a 2WD. The trail is clearly marked with fiberglass placards along the way.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Palm Springs, CA

Directions to the trailhead from the Coachella Valley, Head on the I-10 East you will see exit 145 to CA-86 South toward Brawley continue on Highway 86 for 35 miles. Take a right onto South Marina Drive this will become SR-22/ Borrego Salton Sea way follow this for 2.9 miles to the Truckhaven Trail turn out.



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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.
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