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Trona Pinnacles

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Trona Pinnacles

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off SR 178, Trona, CA 93555
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Steven P wrote a review Jan 2021
Pueblo, Colorado3,789 contributions331 helpful votes
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The Pinnacles are Tufa formations that formed at the bottom of an ancient lake. The road in is bumpy but no problem for 2wd vehicles with average clearance. Rail cars you may see belong to a working railroad and should not be climbed on. If you wish to spend more time here the area is open to dispersed camping and HOV trails abound.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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alisaj_12 wrote a review Jan 2021
Santa Clarita, California297 contributions79 helpful votes
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We made the stop at the Pinnacles en route to Death Valley. The 5 mile drive in from the main road is easy, even for a family sedan; My Mazda SUV did just fine on the road and climbing around the pinnacles. This is a fascinating area. Dispersed camping, and OHV riding are permitted. There is a bathroom facility. Nearby, the train tracks hold old train cars, available for the young and agile to climb on. I imagine sunrise and sunset is amazing here and the night sky must be unmatched. We were here mid-day, pictures were still pretty good. This is a filming location for Star Trek and probably many others...The town of Trona offers very little. We did fill our tank with gas and the small store had a very nice mineral display (pink Halite). Gas was fairly reasonable, certainly less than you will find in D.V. The road to D.V. from here hits some real elevation so be aware of weather conditions in winter, and enjoy the view...very beautiful!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Glenn Y wrote a review Dec 2020
Los Angeles, California158 contributions36 helpful votes
Located 3 miles of the highway. Road a little rough and dusty but manageable for any passenger car. Drive through attraction with hiking trails
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Date of experience: December 2020
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LegoAthos wrote a review Nov 2020
Nevada City, California107 contributions39 helpful votes
It was a long drive: 5 miles down a pretty bumpy dirt road. A lot of people were camping there, which got in the way of photography and, during CoVID, mades it hard to explore. The pinnacles themselves were quite neat. I’d like to go back when less people are there. With fewer people around, it’d be fun to explore, picnic, hike around the formations. It seemed to be a good place to ride OHVs.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Preston D wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions12 helpful votes
Worth the bone jarring drive off the pavement. These tufa pinnacles are other-worldly looking. Best to photograph just after sunrise or just before sunset.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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