Coke Ovens 4x4 Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Coke Ovens 4x4 Trail is a 26.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Florence, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

26.8 miles
4,074 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving



wild flowers


private property

This is an easy SUV road and popular mountain bike route. See unique, beehive-shaped ovens near the Cochran Townsite. This area was closed for a time but is now open. Please help keep the area clean. The ovens were used in the early 1900s to make coke, a clean-burning fuel used in blast furnaces to produce iron ore. Coke was made by baking a mixture of different kinds of coal at high temperature without contact with air. This trail is rated difficult for ATVs. Open all year except a few weeks a year when military training exercises are in progress. Dates of closure are posted at the main entrance at Cottonwood Canyon Road and Mineral Mountain Road. The area is closed if red flags are flying. A State Trust Land permit is required to ride in this area. Call 602-364-2753 for details.

7 months ago

Take Price Road to trail...much easier an shorter than Cottonwood trail..

off road driving
9 months ago

Took up a full size bronco and a 05 f150. Great fun ride. Most obstacles weren’t too technically challenging but it is a close fit for such large vehicles in a handful of places. You definitely get uncomfortably close to the edge of some drop offs.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Coke Ovens are located on private property and the owner is aggressively protecting his ownership rights. Beware.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Great ride, good climbs

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016