El Mirage 4800

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Passing between the Shadow Mountains to the south and the twin towers of Red Buttes to the north, EM4800 progresses over this Mojave Desert basin, rising a bare 350 feet over its entire length. The trailhead is easily reached from Highway 395, and its southwesterly direction provides access to several trails that invite exploration. EM4800 is within the El Mirage Subregion, which is designated as a Limited Use Area requiring vehicles to stay on the trails.

The trail passes through a checkerboard of private and BLM land, providing solitude and access to dispersed camping anywhere along the trail when meeting the BLM dispersed camping requirements. During the summer fire season, campfires may be restricted, and if planning to camp, one should review the current BLM Camp Fire Restrictions.

EM4800 is an easy, generally flat sandy trail requiring only a high clearance two-wheel drive vehicle.