Mojave Forks River Dam Overlook Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Mojave Forks River Dam Overlook Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Hesperia, California that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
547 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

river

views

wild flowers

no shade

hiking
5 months ago

The hike is along a road which is mostly compacted dirt. The official viewpoint is 1.6 miles from the beginning and is marked by a block retaining wall, rails, and concrete viewing platform. The view overlooks the Mojave River Forks Dam and Hesperia. Also visible is the Pacific Crest Trail where it winds down from Deep Creek Hot Springs. The views are less admirable the closer you get to the end of the trail about 5 miles in. There is no water on this trail, I carried 3 liters and drank 2 carrying a 25 pound pack. I recommend an early start to avoid the heat. I used a hands free trekking umbrella and hiking sticks and recommend both for this outing. On a Sunday in January I left at 8:30 am and was first on trail, and saw no one until returning and saw 4 hikers and 3 mountain bikers.

walking
6 months ago

Long steady pace up, up, up. Take water, wear sunscreen.

hiking
9 months ago

very clean and quiet trail hike on a Sunday afternoon.

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pace yourself, many spots with soft sand like gravel. Wear plenty of sunsscreen.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

If you hike to deep creek from here take plenty of water and a filter. The creek runs along the trail the whole way but trying to get to it for water is another adventure...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I like the work out

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016