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East Mojave Trek



David Hess

Russ Chung

Run Descriptions

We are offering several Trail Rides during the event that stage from the MDHCA. Runs include portions of the Mojave Road, the East Mojave Heritage Trail, and many other points of interest in the eastern Mojave Desert.

Trail Rides schedule TBA. Run selection will be done prior to the East Mojave Trek via email correspondence by event organizers.

East Mojave Trek: Education - Experience - Exploration

Attention all Desert Rats! The Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association (MDHCA) and the California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) announce a unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the eastern Mojave Desert. Whether you are an old sourdough or a novice tenderfoot, don’t miss the East Mojave Trek on April 18-21, 2024, in Goffs, California.

Join us for the FIRST annual East Mojave Trek!

    1. Three days of adventure, education, and exploration of the eastern Mojave Desert.

    2. Workshops focusing on overland planning and safety techniques, the history of the eastern Mojave, and the flora, fauna and geology of the Mojave. To help you become more comfortable when traveling Remote, Solo, and even International, East Mojave Trek and Off-Road Safety Academy is offering the following 2.5 Hour Training Clinics at this year’s event, presented by Bob Wohlers, published author and Owner of Off-Road Safety Academy,

    • The Total Approach to Getting Unstuck Off-Road - This is a Hands-On Skill Clinic.
    • In-Field Tire Repair - This is a Hands-On Skill Clinic.
    • Basic Survival for Vehicle-Supported Adventurers - Knowledge Clinic. (Bring Your Camp Chair!)

    3. Docent Led Tours of the MDHCA facilities and lectures on the history of the East Mojave to include the Goffs Schoolhouse, operating stamp mills, the Mojave phone booth, and many other items of interest to young and old Desert Rats. 

    4. Motorized Tours of the east Mojave to include portions of the Mojave Road, the East Mojave Heritage Trail, and many other points of interest in the eastern Mojave. SUVs and 4x4s with high clearance are recommended for the tours, see Vehicle Safety Requirements.

    Important Information:

    An integral part of this event is to provide experience in conducting proper trail assessments and generating reports to assist federal land managers in their trail preservation and area conservation activities.


    The event will be based at the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association in Goffs, California, located on historic US Route-66, about two hours east of Barstow, CA and one hour west of Needles, CA.

    37198 Lanfair Road # G-15
    Essex, CA 92332-9786

    Registration Includes:

    • Dry campsite for three nights (TH, FRI, SAT) with access to toilets, showers and potable water.
    • Dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights by Call the Caterer Las Vegas ( )
    • Breakfasts Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings by Call the Caterer Las Vegas ( )
    • All educational events, exhibits, and trail rides
    • Friday evening Star Party
    • Event T-Shirt -- For each paid registrant. Only for early registrations.

    Notice: After March 31, 2024 registration will NOT include an event T-shirt. Event T-shirts and other clothing items will be available for ordering on site at the event, but will include postage and handling fees.

    Event Pricing: 

    Registration for vehicle and driver - $300
    Cal4Wheel Members $25 discount - $275
    MDHCA Members $25 discount - $275
    Members of both organizations $50 discount - $250
    Additional adult - $150
    Additional child (7-16) - $75