With the trailhead a short distance from Highway 395, EM4694 rounds around the eastern edge of the Red Buttes before extending west and deep into this Mojave Desert basin. The trail closely follows the fenced border of Edwards AFB, where it crosses several other trails inviting exploration. Located in the BLMs El Mirage Subregion, EM4694 is in a Limited Use Area requiring vehicles to stay on the trails.
Most of the passing desert terrain is flat and sandy, providing several good camping opportunities 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 Campire Restrictions.
EM4694 offers a variety of terrain to drive over, from soft sand to rough rocky stretches that can be handled with a high clearance two-wheel drive vehicle using all-terrain tires.
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