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Opal Mountain & Inscription Canyon

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


UPDATE: FRIDAY 6:15PM – We are GO for Saturday morning, rain or shine, with no changes to the original plan (outlined below)

This will be an easy off-road run from near the town of Hinkley to Opal Mountain, “Little Inscription Canyon” and “Inscription Canyon” in the heart of Black Mountain Wilderness area.   We will make stops at Little Inscription Canyon and Inscription Canyon to see the ancient Native American petroglyphs – both require walking/a short hike to reach.

This is an easy run – just perfect for beginners, and no problem for any stock 4×4 vehicle. We will encounter sandy washes, a few hill-climbs and possible mud/water crossings.

A few notes about this run:

  • Check back here Saturday morning before you leave for any updates.
  • Check the weather for Hinkley, CA and be sure to dress appropriately.
  • Bring plenty of food, water, and snacks. It will be a long day.
  • Pets are welcome but for the safety of your animal and others, please maintain full control of your animal at all times.
  • Drinking on the trail is frowned upon and his very highly discouraged
  • There are NO BATHROOMS along this entire route. We will have to make due with bushes and rocks.


  • Any stock 4×4 Jeep or truck with a spare tire and recovery points
  • A full tank of fuel (Please fuel-up at the meetup location)
  • CB Radio (optional, but recommended)
  • A sense of fun and adventure!


We will meet at the Arco at 16251 D St, Victorville, CA at 9AM and will depart shortly after.
Be sure to arrive early enough to fuel-up, use the rest room, etc.

Click here for a map to the meetup spot:

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Scroll down to the RSVP button to sign up for this run. Please post any questions in the comment section at the bottom.


May 18, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Arco on D-Street, Victoville
16251 D Street
Victorville, CA 92394 United States
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15 thoughts on “Opal Mountain & Inscription Canyon

  1. Brandon Lineberger says:

    Hi Randy, we’d love to tag along but we would have to leave around 1:30pm. Is it easy to find a way out half way through?

    1. Randy says:

      I would say no. Where we’re going is miles from anything – you would probably have to turn around before we even get to the first stop.

    1. Randy says:

      Looks like only about 20 Jeeps so far.. Should be a nice, manageable-sized group!

      1. Chris says:

        Perfect! See you at Arco. No CB radio, but I’ll be there.

        1. Randy says:

          We do not discriminate! All of our runs are open to all 4×4 vehicles as long as they meed the requirements of the run..

          1. Ray says:

            Thank you for the quick response See you on Saturday morning

  2. Ramon says:

    Hello Randy:
    I don’t have CB but use HAM. Do you also use HAM Radio?
    Also, I see on the map that it’s about 25 miles to Opal Man from Hinkley. Will it take around 2 hours to get there or longer?

    1. Randy says:

      We us CB only..
      It’s only about 14 miles, straight line from the heart of Hinkely to Opal Mountain, but with a group of this size it will take 1-2 hours.

      1. Ramon says:

        Gotcha! I’ll just follow then.

        Do we take the same route heading back or is it going to be a loop?

        1. Randy says:

          This run is a loop – we may take a slightly different way out for the last mile or two, but we end up at the same place we started.

  3. Virgil says:

    Thank You Randy and Crew for another great day offloading. Really enjoy the atmosphere and camaraderie.


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