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Trona Pinnacles

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Address: off SR 178, Trona, CA 93555
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Looking for the Jupiter 2

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
James J
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Freeport, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This free attraction is worth the time if in the area. Basically, interesting stacked mineral deposits from a 640'deep lake (now dry) from millenniums ago, up to 140' tall. Looks like you're on a different planet. A number of Hollywood films shot there. Very hot desert location, about 5 miles off the paved road. The gravel road is very bumpy... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was there a week ago on a hot sunny day. The pinnacles are accessed by a long dirt road which crosses the rail line to Trona, of 20-mule team Borax fame and the place where the Searle brothers made their fortune. The pinnacles themselves were formed thousands of years ago,from the bottom up, when the valley was a lake... More 

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Akron, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Was driving from Death Valley to Ridgecrest, and saw these and stopped. The road is a bit rough to get there, but it's worth it. There are many pinnacles, you can drive among and also climb. Particularly when the sun was low in the sky they become somewhat magical.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

You've seen it in movies, if you're in the vicinity it really is worth the trip off the highway. They were even filming a movie of some sort when we were there. Who knows, maybe they always are? Anyway, it is definitely other-worldly and should not be missed.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

After reading reviews about this place we just had to go take a look. It was so weird seeing these formations in the middle of the desert. The road was definitely rough but just drive slowly and enjoy the view. I am glad I went!

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