The Black Pipe

The Black Pipe The Black Pipe, about 3 miles west of Jawbone Station on Jawbone Canyon Rd. is part of the original Los Angeles Aqueduct, built between 1908-1913. The riveted […]

Walker Pass

Walker Pass In 1830, Joseph Walker became the first Caucasian to travel through the pass. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) crosses the highway here, and just west of the […]

Trona Pinnacles National Natural Landmark

Trona Pinnacles National Natural Landmark One of the country’s outstanding examples of tufa deposits is located in Searles Valley near the town of Trona. This unique geological feature consists of more […]

Rand Mountain Management Area

Rand Mountain Management Area The Rand Mountain Management Area contains approximately 120 miles of OHV trails. Camping is allowed in designated primitive campsites only. Use caution, as there are open […]

Rand Mining District

Rand Mining District The Rand Mining District consists of the communities of Randsburg, Johannesburg, Atolia, and Red Mountain. The discovery of gold in 1895 at the site of the Yellow Aster […]

Los Angeles Aqueducts

Los Angeles Aqueducts Paralleling west of Highway 14 through the map area, the two covered aqueducts carry water from Mono Lake to Los Angeles, a distance of 226 miles. Completed […]

Holly Ash Mine / Calsilco Mine

Holly Ash Mine / Calsilco Mine During the late 1800s and early 1900s, miners discovered the pumice which was used in household cleaners like Holly Cleanser. The pumice was pulverized […]

Harts Place

Harts Place This property began its life as a product of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” as a trading post and meeting place for miners and travelers. Harts Place […]

Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area

Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTRNA) The Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area (DTRNA) is 39.5 square miles of prime, natural habitat set aside for the desert tortoise, the official California […]

Cyrus Canyon MX Park

Cyrus Canyon MX Park Located northeast of Lake Isabella, Cyrus Canyon OHV Park, operated by Sequoia National Forest, consists of a small, flat area (for beginner riders) and an advanced […]