Off-Road to McIver's Cabin

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3 hours round trip from the 14. Only technical in a couple spots. Historic destination (McIvers Cabin). Close to LA, so a great day trip.

A little over 2 hours north of LA on Highway 14, there is an abrupt turnoff for Horse Canyon Road, which is also SC65. Just a few hundred meters off the 14 there is a large map which you continue straight by and follow SC65 for about 7 miles, along relatively flat dirt roads. The trail does become too intense for non 4x4 cars, so do not attempt without a proper vehicle.

Once you see the signs marking Sequoia National Forest, you will begin to the next 12 miles with a climb up through the mountains and continue along the only road until you see the next Dead End sign for McIver's Cabin at a large camping site. There is additional dispersed camping throughout the trail.

The trail winds through the woods, and finally passes the Pacific Crest Trail near the cabin. A great option is to camp and day hike along the PCT for a couple days. Be weary of storms though, the road is beginning to wash out so if there is a heavy rain, you may have trouble getting out.

McIver's Cabin Coordinates: 35.621848, -118.073236

Pack List

  • 4x4 Vehicle
  • GPS
  • Lunch
  • Camera
  • No permits required
  • Pen to sign the Cabin Logbook
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Features:

Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area

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