Motino Wash (aka Mottino Wash)

Big Bear City, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 08/02/2019
4.9 / 5 ( 9 reviews )
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Highlight: Motino Wash (aka Mottino Wash)
If body damage and carnage are your things, then Motino Wash aka Mottino Wash is the off-road trail is for you. Situated almost directly between Holcomb Valley and Johnson Valley lies a secret of Big Bear that most are unaware of. The trail is a perfect cross of the Hammers and Holcomb Valley trails with plenty of hard lines that are required and even harder optional. Many of the extreme groups love this jeep trail because of the difficulty, location, and the fact is a low traffic trail. If you are very experienced, have a built rig, love some epic rock crawling, then this trail might be for you!


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1. Motino Wash (0 mi)
The entrance of Motino Wash (aka Mojito Wash) is 3/4 of the way up Rattlesnake Canyon. The trail is in one of the bends of the canyon and can be easily be missed. Make sure you have the GPS coordinates so you don't pass it.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lacurne Valley, CA

***From Johnson Valley Side*** Take RC3331 - Rattlesnake Canyon roughly 8 miles south from Old Women Springs Road in Johnson Valley. Motino wash will be on the left side of one of the bends in the wash. or ***From Big Bear Side*** From 2N02, take Viscera Road North (AKA RC3331 - Rattlesnake Canyon). Follow RC3331 - Rattlesnake Canyon north for roughly 3.6 miles and the trial will be on the right.



Trail Reviews (11)

Questions & Answers (4)

Q: can a 2wd tow rig go up rattlesnake cyn to mottino wash?
–steven (12/12/2018)
–Josh Noesser (12/12/2018)
Q: Is there a loop that can be taken on this trail so you don't have to double back to our tow rigs?
–steven (12/11/2018)
–Josh Noesser (12/12/2018)
Q: Does anyone have a track for garden of eden I hear it’s near motino
–Adam (08/28/2018)
–Josh Noesser (08/28/2018)
Q: Is it possible to roll over on this Mottino Wash Trail? Or is more just carnage and body damage?
–Tom Culver (02/10/2017)
–Josh Noesser (02/10/2017)

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.
For individual use only, not to be shared.