Bradshaw Trail

Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Area, California

Elevation Gain1,205ft
Trailhead Elevation242ft
Elevation Min/Max241/899ft
Elevation Start/End242/242ft

Bradshaw Trail

Bradshaw Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Riverside County, California. It is within Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Area. It is 16.3 miles long and begins at 242 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 32.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,205 feet. This trail connects with the following: The Bradshaw Trail.

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Backcountry Adventures: Southern California (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"The Bradshaw Trail closely follows William Bradshaw’s historic route that connected the rich mines at La Paz, Arizona, to San Bernardino, California. It also served as a trade route to and from the Colorado River. This trail travels from Palo Verde, on the Colorado River, to the shores of the Salton Sea, a large inland body of water. The road is graded along its length, and in dry weather is normally suitable for high-clearance 2WD vehicles. However, some sections of loose sand, particularly in Salt Creek near the western end of the trail, are better tackled with a 4WD. Passenger vehicles should not attempt the route west of the inter- section with Milpitas Wash Road at Wiley Well Campground. Special Attractions: Long historic route of William Bradshaw’s Trail; Rockhounding in the Chuckwalla Mountains; Mule Mountains Long-Term Visitor Area; Salton Sea. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

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Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Area
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Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness Area
USGS Palo Verde, Thumb Peak, Roosevelt Mine, Wiley Well, Little Chuckwalla Mt., Chuckwalla Spring, Augustine Pass, Pilot Mt., Iris Pass, Red Cloud Canyon, East of Red Canyon, Red Canyon, Orocopia Canyon, Mortmar, Trigo Mts., Blythe, Salton Sea, Eagle Mts.
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