Secret Pass is a 12 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Laughlin, Nevada that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,059 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running

views

rocky

off road driving
2 months ago

For off road driving, it starts off easy, and gets a lot harder as you go in. I did it in a stock 2017 Tacoma TRD Sport with off road tires. 4 low was a must at some points, and the skid plate saw a little love. I’d recommend a high clearance vehicle to do this.

Shooting out there is a lot of fun and you can really get some range. Just be sure to contact the Kingman BLM office and make sure fire restrictions permit it, and learn the rules.

There are a lot of cool old mines out there to explore (at your own risk). The scenery is breathtaking, especially the sunrise/sunset. With minimal light pollution, the night sky are also beautiful. Oatman is a must for the end of your journey, especially if it is overnight. The food at the main restaurant there is amazing, and the AC is real cold.

Rattlesnakes are VERY common so watch your step. Wild burros are also very common out there. Both will leave you alone as long as you leave them alone.

I’d highly recommend carrying firearms out there. I ran in to some strange people out there who were also armed. You are responsible for your own safety out there, as no one is coming to save you in any sort of timely matter. A shotgun would also be helpful for rattlesnake emergencies, although killing them is an absolute last resort and also illegal. (every time I saw one, I just avoided that area)

Cell service is okay in some parts, but don’t rely on it. You need physical maps or a GPS, as the roads aren’t marked and near the end. It is VERY unclear what is a “road” and what it a wash that leads to a dead end. The app “viewranger” is very helpful to use as a guide on the go as to what’s a trial and what’s not.

All in all I’d HIGHLY recommend this route especially to be stretched out into a 2 day journey so you can experience the night sky, the amazing sunrises/sunsets and park your vehicle to wander the hills.

off road driving
10 months ago

One of my favorite destinations in the Bullhead City area, have been there many times and it never disappoints. Agree with others who posted that it's not easy to find - from either the Golden Valley side or the Bullhead side. Getting there is part of the adventure!

off road driving
11 months ago

I'd rate this more difficult than moderate for 4x4. Good trail, and I agree with the Ken C and Laura H reviews - the correct trail was not marked well, so the AllTrails app was invaluable. I purchased a subscription based on that alone.

off road driving
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Great

off road driving
Monday, February 13, 2017

We took this trail today. Had a great time. Beautiful views everywhere you look. Some easy and some challenging 4 wheelen. All in all a great day.

off road driving
Monday, January 02, 2017

Amazing views great fun difficult areas would do again

off road driving
Friday, November 23, 2012

This trail is great. You will have a hard time finding the correct path so pay close attention.
Great area to explore, old mines and random springs make for an exciting trip.
At the end of the trail it has a nice area of hardcore wheeling enjoy

And always remember to pack out what you bring in.

off road driving
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Unless you are an avid hiker, or four-wheeler, this hard to access "secret pass" is a challenge. WELL WORTH IT! It's stark beauty, unexpected watering hole and rustic wild west feel should give you a taste of this part of the world a century or more ago. Pack a lunch (and pack out your trash!) and take this trip in the winter or spring, when the water is trickling through. Take the time to wander, looking at the awesome rock formations and animal footprints. ENJOY!

off road driving
10 months ago