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 Hwy.395, take Hwy.178 East. 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 turn off. While speeding along the drab desertscape,
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 rainy seasons.
Bizarre Trona Pinnacles is a great day trip from the rustic Mojave mining town of Randsburg CA