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Discover Ridgecrest

The town of Ridgecrest is located in the Indian Wells Valley of California, about two and a half hours northeast of Los Angeles and two hours east of Bakersfield. It has the unique distinction of being two hours from both the highest and lowest point in the Lower 48 states, Mount Whitney and Death Valley, respectively.

The outdoors is king in this beautiful area of California. An RV rental in Ridgecrest puts you within about an hour’s drive of the edge of the massive Sequoia National Park. Famous for its towering trees and set among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this park has something for everyone. When you rent an RV in Ridgecrest, come prepared for all manner of weather, from blistering heat to icy cold winds. Its location in the high desert makes it a town for extremes when it comes to climate.

The Great Outdoors

While there are plenty of places to enjoy nature during your vacation, Rademacher Hills should probably be your first stop if you’re not looking for anything too strenuous. The rolling hills on the southern edge of town are a great place for a leisurely hike, bike ride or picnic.

The largest national park in America, Death Valley, is just over an hour away in your Ridgecrest motorhome rental. While its famous for being the lowest point in the U.S. and one of the hottest during the summer, it’s also one of the most unique landscapes you’ll ever encounter populated by sand dunes, mosaic tiles of mud and salt, and soaring mountains nearby.

For some intense hiking, Sequoia National Forest and the high peaks of the Sierra Nevadas could be just the ticket. Mount Whitney is undoubtedly the most famous peak, with thousands of hikers making the 22-mile trip to its summit, 6,100 feet above the trailhead. Another great adventure is the Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway; an 11.5-mile trail through the area’s magnificent high desert landscapes.

There’s also the Coso Rock Art District just outside of town, on the U.S. Navy’s China Lake base. There are over 20,000 Native American petroglyphs there, and while getting onto the base can be difficult, it’s worth it to see this treasure trove of indigenous history. Visiting the Maturango Museum is one of the best ways to see the petroglyphs as a guide can get you on the base and will explain the meaning of the rock etchings.

RV Parks

There aren’t too many parks to camp in with your Ridgecrest luxury RV rental, but as the town is not a major tourist destination, you also won’t be competing for sites. Bertrand’s High Desert Mobile Home and RV Park is one of the closest options, being about ten minutes west of the downtown area. The sites here are full hookup, but otherwise, the amenities are limited. El Solana Mobile Home and RV Park in Inyokern is just a few miles down the road and also has full hookups and laundry facilities.

The China Lake/Sierra Vista RV Park is one of the larger parks in the area and has some great amenities including laundry facilities, a pet area, and a clubhouse for relaxing in. Unfortunately, it’s only open to military personnel, Department of Defense contractors, and others with access to the China Lake base where it’s located. The Desert Empire Fairgrounds on the south side of town also has some RV parking, but know that it will be a no-frills experience.

A final option is the Walmart off South China Lake Boulevard, where you can stay for a night or two if you don’t want to pay the fees at some of the other parks. There won’t be any amenities save for being in close proximity to a grocery store though. Make sure you get permission from the store manager before setting up your Ridgecrest camper rental for the night.

Exploring the Town of Ridgecrest

Being a military-centered town, Ridgecrest has a bit less to offer in the way of conventional attractions. The most interesting sights are located on the base and are not accessible without reservations. However, there are a few hidden gems to enjoy in this decidedly un-touristic town.

There’s the Ridgecrest Area Convention and Visitor’s Center, which has loads of information about the area that can help you plan your trip. About forty-five minutes to the east are the Trona Pinnacles, an otherworldly landscape that’s quite popular with photographers. The strange rock formations erupt from the valley floor like sets of fingers. Not too much further down the road is the John and Dennis Searles Wagon Routes Monument, which commemorates the mule teams that hauled borax from the nearby mines to Mojave. There’s not much to look at but it serves as an invitation to learn more about the fascinating history of the high desert that you’ll be exploring with your RV rental near Ridgecrest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Ridgecrest to Death Valley, CADeath Valley National Park, CA
  • Mikes 8, CARidgecrest, CA
  • B Mountain Trail [Private Property], CARidgecrest, CA
  • College Loop, CARidgecrest, CA
  • Sheep Spring Trail, CARidgecrest, CA
  • El Paso Mountains Jeep Trail, CARidgecrest, CA
  • Owens Peak Trail, CAIndian Wells, CA
  • Garlock/Trona Pinnacles, CARidgecrest, CA
  • Government Peak Trail, CARandsburg, CA
  • Last Chance Canyon, OKRed Rock Canyon State Park, OK