East Kern County, Grass Valley, Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon, Dove Springs OHV, Jawbone-butterbredt Area, Copper Mountain, Last Chance Canyon, El Paso Mountains, Mcivers Cabin Trail, Trail 36e52, Scodie Mountains, Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Valley Ranger District
There are many staging and camping opportunities at various points along the main access road, but bring a tire repair kit and be sure your vehicle has a spare. Nails and glass are plentiful in the staging areas and turnarounds. (We had two flats in two days!) Bring your own shade and water.
From: California City, CA
1) Take SR-14 north about 22 miles
2) Turn left (west) on SC-94 turnoff (about 100 yards after the BLM sign for Dove Springs)
3) Continue on dirt road. Stage anywhere.* (bowls to the left, plains and eventually canyons to the right).
*Note: There are a lot of nails and glass in the larger staging areas and turnarounds. Choose wisely.
TYPE OF AREA
BLM, National Forest
McIver's Cabin is located in the Sequoia National Forest.
free, miles of open trails
no shade, no services, lots of nails and glass
1-2 Days Spring/Fall
Miles Of Trail
3050 to 6500 ft.
Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
(hazards not marked) nails, debris, high ditch dropoffs