Near Kingman, Arizona
Moss Wash Ohv Trail does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
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.