Historic road starts east of the California/Nevada state line.
This portion of the trip starts east of the California/Nevada state line. At first, it’s not well marked and takes some patience to stay on the trail. You’ll take a fun side trip to historic Fort Piute once you reach the boundary to the Mojave National Preserve. At this point, only street-legal vehicles are allowed to proceed. Dispersed camping is allowed along route unless posted otherwise. Pack out everything.
Most of this route is easy, but several spots are steep, rocky and rutted. OK for aggressive stock 4x4 SUVs. Soft sand and muddy at times. Don’t go alone. Carry plenty of water and gas. Flash floods possible. Route-finding is challenging. Follow cairns, which are always on the right. Free GPS waypoints can be downloaded from our website at www.funtreks.com.
3/4/2018 Submitted by Matt Peterson
Start of the trail is challenging to navigate. Most of the routes still end up joining the major trail at some point. We found a lot of petroglyphs just before Fort Piute at N35° 06.747′ W114° 58.287′. The school bus at Waypoint 10 has been removed.
Gary Button says
Well covered in your guide, however we didn't notice the rough section described at mile 7.5 of the Central portion...See More
Esther Vargas says
Awesome trail! Your guide was great and kept us on track and gave awesome side locations to visit! We started...See More
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