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Californian Overland Trails / Off-Road Trails

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The overland trails featured here will hopefully inspire you to go explore the amazing outdoors and backcountry of the deserts and mountains of California. The Adventure Portal has personally over landed each trail and our write ups are photographic accounts of each of our trips. We utilize and test all of our camping gear, tents, electronics, and rigs to give you our experiences and opinions of best usage. All of these are here to inspire you to get outside and have your own off-road and Vehicle Supported Adventures.

When tackling a new Vehicle supported adventure trail, we highly encourage you to check the trail conditions first. 
TAP Note: Trails change with weather conditions so be prepared for an ever-changing environment.

Click on any BLUE TEXT LINK below to take you to a detailed overland trail report and potential off-roading areas to explore.

Desert: CA

Mountains: CA

Sierra: Inyo National Forest

Death Valley National Park

overland trails

Joshua Tree National Park

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

The Mojave Road

Most of the overland trails listed here are easy to moderate and many can be done by stock high-clearance SUVs or pick-ups with 4×4.

  • Please be aware when traveling overland in the desert, you should be prepared for pin-striping.
  • Some vehicle supported adventure trails described here definitely require good off-road tires with 4-low gearing and lockers.
  • Be safe, be prepared, drive slowly and don’t be afraid to back off a trail that intimidates you. Remember adventure does not have an ego.
  • Above all:  TAP reminds you to TREAD LIGHTLY. We go out in nature to explore, have fun and create memories…we do not go out to destroy the beauty given to us or to injure ourselves or others.