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Trona Pinnacles

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off SR 178, Trona, CA 93555
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Viewed at sunset....

VERY Pretty.....rough rough dirt road from the highway..but that's why you have a rental, right... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles K

What a wonderful place! Driving on the washboard road, one thinks it's closer than it is to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“star trek” (6 reviews)
“dirt road” (8 reviews)
“death valley” (10 reviews)
off SR 178, Trona, CA 93555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

VERY Pretty.....rough rough dirt road from the highway..but that's why you have a rental, right ? Supposedly the TV show West World has some scenes shot here

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place! Driving on the washboard road, one thinks it's closer than it is to the tufa spires. Quiet and full of surprises. Just plain cool.

Thank T L
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Other worldly and special. Star Trek and other films have been here. Ubiquitous in car commercials. Just a unique place. Out of the way. Worth the journey.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Read the other reviews for great information (remoteness, road condition, geology). My addition: bring your tent or small RV and plan to camp here for a really unique experience. And it's free! Thanks, Bureau of Land Management :-)

1  Thank VespagirL55
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were treated to a visit to this unusual natural phenomenon during a visit with a family member who lives in the area. I was so grateful for all the interpretive signs explaining how these were formed and the history of the area. Fun to...More

Thank Etoile_of_NE_Ohio
Reviewed 20 October 2017

About a 5 mile dirt road to get to the pinnacles. They are beautiful and worth the drive to see them. On the way there are abandoned freight cars where you can also get some good pictures. We went here around 5pm whcih was perfect...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We planned to visit this "lunar" area following the suggestion of another tripadvisor user and we thank him for the very good suggestion. We visited this place in the sunset time and it has been a right choice beacause the place during the day could...More

Thank Tarcisio P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Just before you get to Death Valley, there are these rock formations. California is such a beautiful state,

Thank KieranJO
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

While staying at the Navy base in Ridgecrest on our way north on 395 we ventured to the Pinnacles and it is well worth the trip. FYI, it's 5 miles one way off of 178 on a dirt road which can be affected by weather....More

Thank cdenoi
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Trona Pinnacles are a geologic formation called Tufas, very similar to those in Mona Lake without the lake. The nearby town of Trona is a sparsely populated mining town. The Pinnacles themselves are accessed by a bumpy dirt road. In winter and early spring...More

1  Thank SOCGAC
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Steven P
16 June 2017|
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We did not have Sprint coverage out there.