Coral Wash to Arch - Truckhaven

4.5/5 (5 reviews)
Salton City, California ( County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022

Trail Information


Coral Wash is your average desert wash. Not only is this entire wash below sea level; but as you get close to the end, you will find notches, mud caves, and an arch large enough a vehicle can pass through.

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Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (5)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice easy wash, very similar to most of the other washes in this area. You can move along at a pretty good clip in some spots, and others you want to slow it down to keep it all intact. Far drive to get there.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/06/2021

Sandy wash for the most part up to the arch. However, there are literally hundreds of little offshoots and obstacles to play around on on off to the sides on the way out and back. Great place to explore, play and flex the rig a little. The wash itself is a 2-3 star rating, but the side options are 5 star!
Official Crew
Visited: 11/19/2017

Visiting my wife's aunt again so she insisted we run Coral Wash again. Beyond the arch there is a great spot to watch some of the daring rock/hill climbing buggies. There are multiple spots to leave the wash for higher elevations so we enjoyed some minor hill climbing of our own, the views were outstanding. The California Trail Map shows 2 arches, the obvious arch on the west side, and another one to the east.
Official Crew
Visited: 10/01/2017

My wife's aunt lost her husband recently so we went to Desert Shores to pay her a visit. (She's 84) We had a great breakfast at the near-by Red Earth Casino and of course, Coral Wash is just a short drive further south from there. She, and of course my wife and I had a great time on this trail, which I aired down for so had no problem with the abundance of sand. I had to give the ladies a few pucker moments on some of the many exits out of the wash. The mud arch was cool.
Visited: 07/09/2016

While the wiser people escaped the heat, into either the mountains or the beach. I decided to go to the low desert. It wasn’t as hot as it was last week, but it did reach 112 degrees. Thankfully for my Expulsion Hood, my engine ran normal. Since I was alone, I had to place my camera on a tripod. Otherwise my videography would have been better. I ended up breaking my tri-pod, so I was not able to videotape all the obstacles.

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