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Trona Pinnacles

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Address: off SR 178, Trona, CA 93555
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Unique formations off the beaten path

If you love geologic oddities, the Trona Pinnacles are for you. If you're a person of a certain age, they'll look oddly familiar -- maybe an old episode of "Lost in Space"? You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love geologic oddities, the Trona Pinnacles are for you. If you're a person of a certain age, they'll look oddly familiar -- maybe an old episode of "Lost in Space"? You can take a fun walk through and around them. Bring plenty of water. Sometimes you'll find desert wildflowers. Bring good shoes. The only negative is that this... More 

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Lomita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pinnacles is well worth the 9 miles of dirt road to get out to them. The road may be closed after a heavy rain though. There are some sigh boards along the way out to the Pinnacles explaining how they were created and the history of them. We did a loop drive around the pinnacles that was very interesting.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The place is fascinating, especially when you start locating where various movies and TV shows were filmed - like Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Battlestar Galactica, and Planet of the Apes. The drive is about 5 miles over a road that anyone can make if you don't try and hot rod it. Once there, there are lots of Pinnacles... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We drove by this signpost so many times, and finally we went. After a few days of rain the 5.5 mile dirt road was rutted and full of puddles, but we were able to take our Honda Civic all the way. As you get closer the landscape completely changes as these "pinnacles" come into view. There are explanatory signs and... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Out of the ordinary and interesting landscapes. Could spend from a few minutes to hours looking around and climbing in area. Only drawback is the 5 miles of dirt ( or should I say rock!) road into area. OK in our truck but probably quite difficult in a regular car. Otherwise would have given it an excellent.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Just ten minutes drive off Trona Rd. brings you to one of the film locations for the TV shows Star Trek, Lost In Space and movies like Planet of the Apes. Best way to see it is by mountain bike from October through the end of May. Bring your own food and water and stay on the road. If you... More 

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Pleasant Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Wing Commander flew in for the road trip to Death Valley. Trona Road, the Pinnacles and hello for a burg in town ... all good bye. We loved the drive.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We drove our RV (24') pulling our Jeep. The road is a tough one (either from the south or north) for about 5 miles. We were happy to have the Jeep for exploration. Yes, it's a special place, alien in many ways. The sunset was amazing. We stayed one night. It's also isolated, dry, rutted and washboard roads, and tons... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I know many films were located here. The Pinnacles have been a great resource for photographers, as I've take some of my best rain-storm & Lightning photographs here. It is other-worldly and seems you are on the moon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Situated five miles off the highway, the drive to the pinnacles is on a gravel road which most cars should cope with unless they are too sporty and perhaps have some clearance issues. Plenty of visitor boards and even a toilet at the pinnacles! Really good access and opportunity to walk around the whole site. Inspiring place and well worth... More 

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