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Trona Pinnacles

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Beautiful, clear and quiet. Chilly to cold in the winter, deathly hot in the summer. I will go... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2019
Brian H
Apple Valley, California
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Stopped here on the way to Death Valley and wished we had more time. The pinnacles are unique as... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful, clear and quiet. Chilly to cold in the winter, deathly hot in the summer. I will go back every year.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Death Valley and wished we had more time. The pinnacles are unique as is, and the sunset adds an additional almost otherworldly element. Can see myself exploring here for hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

There are impressively large spires here, hundreds of them, and some tower over 100 feet (40 meters) high. The tufa formations were formed from upwelling of minerals when this area was submerged. For a "sister" location, see Mono Lake Tufas far to the north. Except...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank StevenOfCA
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Trona Pinnacles is a National Natural Landmark maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. I have seen the sign for this attraction on the 395 and have always wanted to visit. So I did! It is located east of Ridgecrest, down a 5-mile bumpy dirt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Found by complete accident as we drove through the near ghost town of Trona. Its about a 5 mile drive up a dusty road to these rock formations. Originally they were on the lake bed but now there is no lake. Lots of information about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

My wife and I were in town for a gemstone mining festival. One of the locals recommended we check out the Trona Pinnacles at sunset, and he was absolutely right! They are beautiful no matter what time of day you go, but when the sun...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank maxandheather
Reviewed October 3, 2018

If the other-worldly landscape of Trona Pinnacles seems strangely familiar to you that’s because it’s been the setting of many films, including Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Disney’s Dinosaur, The Gate II, Lost in Space, and Planet of the Apes and numerous...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank onthelooselive
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is simply wonderful! The silence of the desert really impressed me. You drive a 5 miles dirty road and you can walk in the middle of the pinnacles.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Monica001
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing spot. We are Boondocking around the western states and happened on this possible camping spot. The 5 mile road in was a bit questionable with the forecast of rain and a 28’ A class vehicle, but here we are and it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed April 22, 2018

On of the most interesting formations I have seen. Been here many times. Its off the highway on a 5 mile or so dirt road. But the road is good, even for sedans. Just follow the road, you can't get lost. There are informational signs...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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We did not have Sprint coverage out there.