Moss Wash Trail

Kingman, Arizona (Mohave County)

Last Updated: 05/08/2021
4.3 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 9.91 miles
Highest Elevation: 6481 feet
Duration: About 4 hours
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Kingman
Nearest Town w/ Services: Kingman
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Kingman Field Office

Highlights

Highlight: Moss Wash Trail
Situated one hour from Kingman, Arizona, the Moss Wash off-road trail offers just about everything anyone could want in a southwestern trail: waterfall obstacles, whoop dee doos, hill climbs, shelf roads, Mohave Desert landscape, a high mountain forest and American mining history. In addition to the Moss Wash trail, there are hundreds of miles of nearby trails that offer days of exploring and camping opportunities. The trail gets its name from the wash it follows, but it could easily be called the Gold King Mansion Trail. The Gold King Mansion is directly on the trail and is a historic, two-story concrete building that looks like it should be on South Beach in Miami. It was built in the late 1920’s by the Gold King Corporation which used the ornate structure to entertain wealthy investors and to house the mine foreman. Gold, silver, copper, and lead were all found in the area. The great stock market crash of 1929 was the demise of the mine and mansion, however, with an aggressive four-wheel drive vehicle you can explore its remnants.

Route Information

Technical Rating

( DIFFICULT - SEVERE )

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Waypoints

1. Lower Trailhead ( mi)
Turn west onto trail #7200. The initial portion of the route will follow a sandy road and is well marked. There were dispersed camping areas near the trailhead.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Kingman, Arizona

There are two ways to get to Moss Wash OHV Trail from Kingman, AZ. The lower trailhead, which is how this route is described, is accessed by driving east on Interstate 40 for approximately 15 miles to the Blake Ranch Road interchange. Drive south on Blake Ranch Road approximately 11.25 miles the turn right to access the Moss Wash OHV Trailhead. The upper trailhead, or the exit in the case of this guide, is accessed by driving 14 miles southeast of Kingman on the Hualapai Mountain Road to the Pine Lake community past the Hualapai Mountain County Park. Turn right on Flag Mine Road and travel south for 2.75 miles to the Wild Cow Springs Recreation Site turnoff. Turn left and follow the “Evacuation” signs for 0.4 mile. Turn right to the Moss Wash OHV Trailhead. The trailhead is located one-quarter mile south of Wild Cow Springs Recreation Site.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (6)

Questions & Answers (3)

Q: Anyone making this trip in an enduro style motorcycle?
–RJ (02/01/2018)
–Todd (02/04/2018)
Q: is this trail advisable with 2000 dodge durango with 31 in tires
–oliver alvarez (10/25/2017)
–Todd (10/25/2017)
Q: How hard would this trail be for a RZR 900/1000 Side by Side?
–Nasty Nic (02/04/2017)
–Terry Allen (05/17/2020)
–Sara (04/16/2018)
–Todd (02/04/2017)

Writer Information

Todd

Founder

Todd is an avid wheeler who loves to explore new trails whenever and wherever he can. They say necessity is the mother of all invention and that holds true for Todd. His want and desire to find passable trails and new nooks and crannies of the Great American West to explore were his reasons behind starting Trailsoffroad.com. On any given weekend you can find Todd on some obscure 4x4 trail or using his legs to hike to an alpine lake.
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