Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains

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4.2/5 (7 reviews)
Yucca, Arizona (Mohave County)
Last Updated: 05/15/2023
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Discover the beauty and adventure of 4359, a backcountry 4WD road offering fantastic views of the valley floor from the northeast foothills of the Mohave Mountain Range. Follow the road as it climbs from 4345 to the foothills of the Mohave Mountains before winding down towards the Stagecoach Trails subdivision, offering several overlooks with panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains. The northern side of the range is surprisingly cooler in the summer shoulder months, giving a slight reprieve from the heat. During late winter and early spring, it seems as though everything has a flower in bloom, with short green grass growing anywhere without a rock, all adding to the scenic beauty. 

Keep an eye out for prospectors on quads and UTVs searching for the next big gold strike in the active mining claims that run along the trail. Join a prospecting association or do your homework to get permission to hunt on their claims. The Havasu Gold Seekers is an active club with many claims in the area. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore this beautiful desert landscape with knowledgeable people who share a passion for prospecting and adventure. .


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4.2/5 (7)
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We found this to be an enjoyable trail. No high mountain passes and no deep sandy washes, simply an interesting ride across the local desert. At the corral, we saw a group of horse riders departing for the canyon south of the corral. Didn't see any horse shoe tracks in the road, so have to assume they truly cut across country to get there. They had one riderless horse on the trip ... attests to the danger of being stranded in that area. We took a side trip on "Blacksmith Canyon" trail ... a shame it's so short.
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Tom
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Tom
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/18/2022

The washouts and dropoffs mentioned in another review were knocked down and easily navigable today. The only road change is a slightly rougher approach into the wash at Waypoint 11. The gate at Waypoint 16 has stretched a little too. It's much easier to open and close now.
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Cory Wooldridge
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Cory Wooldridge
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Visited: 01/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Did this trail on New Years Day in my 2019 Ford Ranger. Some washouts from recent rains make this trail a little more difficult, some of the wash entrances and exists have 1.5' drop offs. Still a good trail with great views.
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39000
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 04/03/2021

Always a fun trail with great views. The gate at the end has been replaced and much easier to open and close than the previous gate.
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Cory Wooldridge
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Cory Wooldridge
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 02/17/2020

Great weather for this trip. The Ocotillo were blooming and not much else. We are looking forward to returning in a couple of weeks once the flowers start to bloom.
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Cory Wooldridge
Trail Review: Northern Foothills of the Mohave Mountains - Cory Wooldridge
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