The Dirt: Mt. Moriah Trail System



The Mt Moriah trail system provides opportunities for solitude, access to wilderness areas and sweeping views of the Great Basin National Park to the south. The trail system is comprised of a North and South loop with numerous interconnecting options. The trail climbs from Spring Valley with Black Greasewood to high elevation conifer forest and Aspen stands.

Note: Snowy trail conditions are possible in winter seasons.

Trails are natural surface and accessed via Marble Wash road to the East. Trails are well maintained with a variety of terrain and numerous vistas. Dispersed camping exists on Moriah table. All trails are greater than 50 cm and can fit a full size four-wheel drive vehicle.


Mount Moriah Wilderness Area is located north of Great Basin National Park in the Snake Range, approximately 60 miles east of Ely, NV. Take Highway 50 east for approximately 45 miles, turn left at County Road 37 and head north. Access to the wilderness can be gained from the 4-Mile and 8-Mile roads respectively.

You can stage at the range gate with cattle enclosure in Salt Flat. The Marble Wash Access road is rough but shows evidence of trailer access. There are no amenities at staging area!

Rules of the Road

Land Manager: US Forest Service

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Enjoy the Mt. Moriah Trail System by staying on existing trails and admiring resources without touching them. Take out everything you brought with you. Be considerate of all other trail users. Always wear protective safety gear, and never operate an OHV under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Outdoor Ethics / Leave No Trace

Travel Responsibly when you visit Public Lands.

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

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