Mojave River / Wash

Barstow, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 01/09/2017
5/5 (1 review)
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 9.3 miles
Highest Elevation: 2300 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Barstow
Nearest Town w/ Services: Barstow
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: BLM
District: Barstow Field Office
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Highlights

Highlight: Mojave River / Wash

The Mojave River / Wash is a fun secret of the desert. Not far from Calico Ghost Town or Afton Canyon, this trail gives you the chance to shake off those 4 low jitters and really open it up and get some wind in that hair. While on the wash expect lots of soft sand, the ability to travel at extremely high speeds, lots of great views, a couple rock gardens, and plenty of unexpected drop offs.

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Waypoints

1. At Mojave River / Wash go North East

At Mojave River / Wash go North East. Don't forget to get waypoint for your return.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.974280, -116.540584

Starting Point: Newberry Springs, CA

Exit Highway 15 at Harvard in Newberry Springs (just passed Calico to the North East). Go to historic route 66 and head north east. Take Historic Route 66 to waypoints. 34.990824, -116.575668. This is where the bridge is closed. Exit the road and go under the bridge. Go East down Manix Wash to Mojave River / Wash and go North East. Enter Mojave Wash at 34.974280, -116.540584 Do not enter the Mojave Wash on Harvard, the area is closed about a mile up the wash. Take Manix Wash 2.3 miles South to Mojave Wash. Trail goes east.

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Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.

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Trail Reviews (2)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Ran the Mojave Wash this last weekend only to find it has changed a lot. What would guess is it looks like some serious flooding has happened out there. Some of the rock gardens are gone and their is a lot more bushes then normal. Also along the route was a lot more water and mud then normal. The path was more conducive to high speeds was able to hold 45mph pretty easily.

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Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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This is a nice trail to take if you really want to travel as much of the Mojave Road as possible. It mostly parallels the highway and most people, after traveling the first 140 miles through beautiful scenery, really are uninterested in these final 10 miles. But purists will insist this is the only way to do the Mojave Road.