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Odessa Trail (CM7635)

Intermediate/Difficult

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4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,212' 674 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,516' 1,376 m
Low: 2,304' 702 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)

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Climb to the best view in all the Calico Mountains; see from Tiefort Mt. in Ft. Irwin all the way to the Mt. Baldy.

Alex Bridgeforth

Features Birding · Historical Significance · Views

Need to Know

You can park at the turn off to Doran Scenic Drive and follow the trail up a bit till it forks to the right. The closest restroom and water are pay-to-access Calico Ghost Town about a mile down the road.

Runner Notes

Most a desert double wide trail that goes from sand to rock and gravel. I would recommend a shoe with a rock plate to protect your feet on the way down. Also, poles will help on the way up.

Description

This trail goes through the easier Odessa Canyon; following a well used OHV trail up. The trail undulates several times as you go up and over several draws and canyon walls. The view at the top of Calico Peak is worth every drop of sweat to get to the top. The final portion of the trail has no turn offs and "dead-ends" at Calico Peak. However on the way back down there are several intersections to make the trail more interesting than a complete out and back.

Flora & Fauna

Turkey Vultures, and other Mojave Desert animals. Not much fauna to mention in the canyons.

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