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Trona Pinnacles

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Bureau of Land Management

Dispersed camping is allowed on for a period not to exceed 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period. The 28 day period begins when a camper initially occupies a specific location on public lands. The 14 day limit may be reached either through a number of separate visits or through 14 days of…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


12 Reviews of Trona Pinnacles

Ratings Breakdown

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SJ D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2022

Stunning at golden hour

Recommend entering into your GPS because there are a lot of side roads before hitting the parking lot/outhouse. Pack out pack in area.

Beautiful place to play, make sure to bring lots of water

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Month of VisitNovember
Arturo C.
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2022

Beautiful even when it rains

We went right after Christmas 2021 since the roads up to Tahoe were closed. Due to the weather we were the only ones there for the first night and then saw a few cars roll in. We camped at the northern group of Tufas and recommend a 4x4 vehicle due to the road not being as smooth as the initial…

  • heading to the northern group of Tufas to find an area to camp
  • some fun in the mud
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Sitenorthern group
Month of VisitJanuary
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2021

Feels like you’re in another planet!

Heard about this place from someone I met on the road and decided to check it out. I made it there with my honda civic. Rough but definitely doable! But for driving the loop and anything beyond, I wouldn’t recommend. As some reviews on Google mentions it, this place can get WINDY! I thought about…

Month of VisitJanuary


Trona Pinnacles is located in California

Detail location of campground


The Trona Pinnacles are located approximately 20.0 miles east of Ridgecrest. Access to the site is from a BLM dirt road (RM143) that leaves SR 178, about 7.7 miles east of the intersection of SR 178 and the Trona-Red Mountain Road. The 5.0-mile long dirt road from SR 178 to the Pinnacles is usually accessible to 2-wheel drive vehicles, however, the road may be closed during the winter months after a heavy rain.


35.61464249655228 N
117.37411459751114 W

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