California Points of Interest

Test Hill

Test Hill is a popular tourist destination in the Salton Sea watershed of California. It is a steep mountain that was formed from sediment left behind by the Colorado River. The hill got its name because the military used to conduct bomb tests on it during World War II. Today, Test Hill is a popular spot for off-roading enthusiasts. Visitors can drive up the steep slope and enjoy the scenic views from the top. The area also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and camping. Visitors may spot various wildlife species, including bighorn sheep, coyotes, and owls.

In addition to its recreational opportunities, Test Hill offers a unique glimpse into California's history. The area was once part of the ancient Lake Cahuilla, which covered much of the Salton Basin. Today, visitors can see evidence of the past in the form of fossils and shells embedded in the hill's sedimentary layers. The area also has a rich cultural history, with evidence of human habitation dating back thousands of years. Visitors can see petroglyphs and other artifacts left behind by the region's indigenous peoples. Overall, Test Hill is a must-see destination for anyone interested in California's natural and cultural history. Get driving directions.

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A-7 Pass
A-7 Valley
Aerial Tramway Upper Terminal Mountain Station
Brawley Slide Hill #3
Buttercup Valley
Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook
Cahuilla Tewanet Vista Point
China Wall Hill #5
Coachella Valley Vista Point
Comp Hill
Competition Hill #1
Dunes Vista LTVA
Filers Hole
Glamis Beach Store
Grays Well
Indian Canyons
Li'l Buttercup
Lizard Hill #4
Mesquite Mine
Mex. Buttercup
Monkey Paw
Oldsmobile Hill #2
Osborne Overlook
Patton Valley
Plank Road
Tahquitz Canyon Visitor Center
Test Hill
The Ceiling Hill #7
The Wall Hill #6
Tube 1
Tube 2
Tumco Historic Site
Wash 10
Wash 12
Wash 14
Wash 16
Wash 18
Wash 2
Wash 20
Wash 4
Wash 6
Wash 8
Watchable Wildlife Site

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Ogilby Rd Dispersed Numerous 359 ft
Dunebuggy Flats OHV Numerous 158 ft
Midway  OHV Numerous 195 ft
Buttercup OHV Numerous 162 ft
Grays Well OHV Numerous 163 ft