Welcome to Gear Grinders 4 Wheel Drive Club!

Established in 1971 and located in Ridgecrest, California, we are a family oriented group of four-wheelers dedicated to promoting responsible off-road fun and protecting our natural resources.Our club takes pride in its support of Tread Lightly on Public lands. We are comprised of outgoing, fun loving, patriotic and responsible members who share the same love of off-roading and the outdoors. Guests are always welcome, so contact us if you will be in the area.  We’ll let you know where we are going and when.

This is an all-wheel-base run, however, it is recommended that stock vehicles have 31" tires and a limited slip diff. The route will climb and cross the alluvial fan and enter the canyon and explore the lower canyon area up to the Brigg's cabins. The trail is not terribly hard, but is rough with some sharp rocks and soft sand.