Way out in the middle of freakin nowhere. Seen one dry lake
bed, ya seen 'em all? Not quite. This bizarre lunar scape makes
you scratch your head "what on earth?" From Southern
California on the way to Death Valley, this is a perfect stopping
point for sightseeing.
From the North Mojave
desert meca of Ridgecrest US Hwy 395, take Hwy 178 Eastbound. After you
pass the right hand turn off for Johannesburg, continue straight
on Hwy.178 for an additional 7.5 more miles. Blink & you will
miss the Pinnacles turn off. While speeding along the drab desertscape, SLOW DOWN to look for the "Trona Pinnacles" sign & take a right
on the dirt road. Regular passenger cars can make it (slowly), but
watch out for the bumps & dips. This road is not advised in wet
weather. It can literally become lake (again) in heavy rain. Know the weather forecast before you decdie to sleep out here. Winds can get mighty strong and thunderstorms are possible.
Bizarre Trona Pinnacles is a great day trip from the rustic Mojave mining town of Randsburg CA