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Goler Canyon

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all rideable jeep trail/hardpack ascent up and over into death valley. goler canyon itself is the west side in the panamint valley. ascending up to the hideouts of charles manson and his gang!
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Trail Directions
from ridgecrest follow highway north past trona and into the vast panamint valley turn off after 20 miles to the right to the old ghost town of ballarat. turn right down the opencast mine road and follow it for 14 or 15 miles to the trailhead.
Trail Length
15-40 miles
Trail Level
Trail Type
Fire Roads

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Review Date
June 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Terry K. , from Ridgecrest, CA USA

Ignore the star ratings. It's just that I'm making a slight correction to his directions.

Recommended Route:
The Goler Canyon of which you write is located on the east side of Panamint Valley, east going toward Death Valley. If it were on the west side then you'd be headed toward Trona, your starting point. I've checked the topo maps of this entire area.

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Review Date
October 2, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: dave boulder , from yorkshire , england

awesome ascent for 2 hours. loads to see, plants, animals, old mine buildings and equipment. little water in march and it reached high 80's so a summer ascent would be suicide. the descent back down is fabulous. we'll be back

Recommended Route:
as described, we went to the summit and back down the same side but its quite feasable to do the full ride over into death valley, stay over and ride back the next day.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any of the side canyons in either the panamint valley or death valley. early sring was superb riding weather

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