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Sacatar Trail


Sacatar Trail Wilderness

The Sacatar Trail, an old wagon road, provides backcountry access into this wilderness. Vegetation is extremely diverse, with creosote bush, desert shrubs and Joshua trees on the lower slopes and cacti and scattered pinyon-juniper woodlands on the upper slopes. The Sacatar Trail Wilderness is located on the eastern side of the sierras, offering a more rugged and desert like climate.


  • BLM Land
  • 51,900 Acres
  • Many peaks over 7,900 feet

How to Get Here:

From Inyokern, go north on US 395, then west along dirt roads into Sacatar Canyon, Portuguese Canyon (four-wheel drive only), Lewis Canyon (SE93), and Tunawee Canyon.

What to Do:

Hiking, camping, hunting and backpacking.


No permit necessary.


Year Round

Local Tip:

Great bird watching. Keep your eyes peeled for golden eagles!