Moss Wash OHV Trail

Moss Wash OHV Trail is a moderately challenging 10-mile trail that meanders through scenic high mountain forest and Mohave Desert vegetation. In the higher elevations is a forest of ponderosa pine, gambel oak, New Mexico locust, and various grasses and forbs. In the lower elevations is a chaparral plant community consisting of Sonoran scrub oak, manzanita, desert ceanothus, silktassel, and scattered pinon pine. The trail travels along Moss Wash underneath the tall pines or within a riparian area of Arizona black walnut and species of willows. The trail passes several areas of historic mining activities, including Gold King Mansion.

The trailheads are 4,420 and 6,080 feet in elevation and the trail has a peak elevation of 6,485 feet. Recommended vehicles are four wheel drives, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), universal terrain vehicles (UTVs) and motorcycles. Due to the condition of the southeast part of the trail within a mile of Gold King Mansion, motor vehicles are limited to non-stock four wheel drives, four wheel drives with short wheel base, ATVs, and UTVs.

Weather conditions are most comfortable in the spring, summer (mornings), and fall seasons. There is no drinking water available along the trail. The open mine shafts and tunnels are dangerous and should be avoided.

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Geographic Coordinates

35.026124, -113.814094


Upper Trailhead: From Kingman, head south 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 trailhead (35.064169, -113.86728).

Lower Trailhead: From Kingman, head east on Interstate 40 for approximately 15 miles to exit 66 for Blake Ranch Road. Turn right onto Blake Ranch Road and drive south approximately 11.3 miles. Turn right to the trailhead (35.026124, -113.814094).