Trona Pinnnacles

Bureau of Land Management

The Trona Pinnnacles consist of more than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) pinnacles rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin. These tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, were formed underwater 10,000 to 100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley.

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Activities

Camping

Camping

Camping is limited to 14 days. After 14 days, campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site.

Dogs

Dogs

Pets must be under your control at all times.

Equestrian

Equestrian

Horseback riding is permitted throughout the area.

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking is permitted throughout the area.

Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicles

Street legal vehicles are permitted on designated routes.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is permitted on designated routes shared with motor vehicles.

OHV

OHV

Off-road vehicles permitted on existing routes.
Green sticker: Year Round
Red sticker: Oct 1 - May 31

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Trona Pinnnacles

Trona Pinnnacles

Offices

BLM Field Office
300 S Richmond Rd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-384-5400

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