The unique topography and geology of Caliente make it a great place for outdoor and nature enthusiasts. Barnes Canyon offers a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy this wonderful landscape. The trails range from easy to very difficult the further up the canyon you go. From Barnes Canyon you can easily hop on over to the Kershaw-Ryan trails. Although primarily a mountain biking location, hiking is also allowed on the Barnes Canyon trails.
Boar's Head and Wake Up Call trails are one-way (south to north) and do not permit other activities outside of mountain biking.
Various amenities are available at the Barnes Canyon trailhead such as a restroom and several shaded picnic areas with firepits and barbeques!
Camping and more mountain biking trails available at Kershaw-Ryan State Park. Camping is also available at the Barnes Canyon Trailhead.
To sharpen up your mountain biking skills, hop on over to the mountain bike skills park!
For more visitor information on Caliente visit their website!
For current updates and information on the conditions of the Barnes canyon trails, visit the Caliente Mountain Biking Facebook page.
For additional information visit the BLM website or contact:
From downtown Caliente head north on HWY 93 and take a right onto Clover Canyon rd. This is a dirt road that will follow along the train tracks for approximately 4 miles. At the railroad crossing, head south onto Barnes Canyon rd. This will take you right to the trailhead. The trailhead is marked by a restroom, several picnic benches and a few firepits.
High clearance or 4WD vehicles are recommended but not required.
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