Senator Wash/Cistern Road

Total Miles


142.36 ft


0.75 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an excellent cut-across trail between Senator Wash and Cistern Rd. It is a rocky trail with fun, deep wash transitions and some nice flexy sections to test your suspension. Also, watch for sharp, sneaky rocks at the trail's edge waiting to destroy a sidewall. A visually intriguing aspect of this area is the contrast of the smooth trail cutting through the lava fields. It is a sight to see. The valley below has lovely views as it works its way across the hillsides. The Colorado River can be spotted here and there along this route. In springtime, keep your eyes peeled for bright red flowering Ocatillo plants. This is the desert, so be sure to bring lots of water while traveling in this area. There are a few bars of Verizon LTE cell reception in the area.


This is a rocky trail with steep transitions into washes. The lava rocks in this area are sharp, and take caution to prevent tire sidewall punctures. Airing down tires is recommended and aids in traction through the sandy sections.

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