THE MOJAVE ROAD


Long ago, Mohave Indians used a network of pathways to cross the Mojave Desert. In 1826, American trapper Jedediah Smith used their paths and became the first non-Indian to reach the California coast overland from mid-America. The paths were worked into a military wagon road in 1859. This “Mojave Road” remained a major link between Los Angeles and points east until a railway crossed the desert in 1885. 

Designation:
• State Historical Site (963)
Visited: 03/07/2015
Location
• Los Angeles: Map
• San Bernardino: Map
Website: N/A