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

Attention to all overlanders! The Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association (MDHCA) and the California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) are excited to present a special chance for you to enrich your understanding of the eastern Mojave Desert. Whether you’re an experienced desert dweller or a newcomer to the terrain, mark your calendars for the East Mojave Trek taking place from April 18-21, 2024, in Goffs, California.

What is it?

Workshops focusing on overland planning and safety techniques presented by Bob Wohlers, published author and Owner of Off-Road Safety Academy, and by MDHCA experts on the history of the eastern Mojave, and the flora, fauna, and geology of the Mojave Desert.

Docent-led tours of the MDHCA Outdoor Museum include the Exhibit Hall, Goffs Schoolhouse, Operating Stamp Mills, the Mojave phone booth, the Mojave Cross, and many other items of interest to young and old Desert Rats.

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.

When: April 18-21, 2024 (Thursday-Sunday)

Where: Basecamp will be the Goffs School House - 37198 Lanfair Road # G-15 Essex, CA 92332-9786 – Located on historic US Route-66, about two hours east of Barstow, CA and 30 minutes west of Needles, CA.

What’s Included with Registration?

  • Dry campsite (three nights) with access to toilets, showers and potable water
  • Dinners Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights
  • Breakfasts Friday, Saturday, Sunday mornings
  • All educational events, exhibits, and trail rides
  • Friday evening Star Party
  • Saturday evening Raffle
  • Event T-Shirt (for each paid registrant)
  • Trail Rides Schedule TBA

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

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


For more information on Event and Trail Ride, Schedules, Workshops, Tours of the Mojave Desert Cultural Association, and Vehicle Safety Information visit:

About California Four Wheel Association:

Since 1959, California Four Wheel Association, a non-profit organization has actively promoted the advancement of vehicle-oriented outdoor recreation. Cal4Wheel is the largest organization of this type in California and represent owners of all makes and models of 4WD vehicles, as well as non-owners who support responsible vehicle-oriented recreation.

About Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association:

The Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation formed in 1993 to ensure the effort and resources focused on the Goffs Schoolhouse property and surrounding Cultural Center will exist in perpetuity.