A casual offtrail hike around the perimeter of a massive rock monolith.
Park at a pullout on the west side of Hwy 93 at lat 34.344022 lon -113.157890. Depending on road conditions and your vehicle, you may be able to shorten your roundtrip hike by 2 miles. Road was in decent shape for a high clearance 2wd vehicle. You can practically drive right up to the monolith. Others will have to walk the road.
Once you start following the dirt road west, you can't miss this prominent feature. Hike the perimeter, explore the area, or plot yourself a route to the top (if there is one).
Very dry part of the state. The Santa Maria River runs just north of here. The washes around the Monolith are likely dry except during times of heavy rainfall.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.