Nestled into the southwestern region of the remarkable Mojave Desert of Southern California, the census-designated area of Mojave, California, can serve as a great middle ground for those looking to discover the wilds of Southern California. At the beginning of its history, Mojave, CA, served as a railroad construction camp and from there it developed into the community it is today. The area of land surrounding Mojave serves as testing and control grounds for the United States Air Force so there is a large military presence.
When you rent an RV in Mojave, you can leave the RV at the RV park and instead catch a ride aboard one of the buses operated by Kern Transit. You’ll have no problem getting from point A to point B as you cruise through this exciting desert landscape.
When you book an RV in Mojave, be sure to give yourself plenty to time to explore the surrounding deserts, forests, and valleys. You’ll be able to enjoy and experience so much of what makes Southern California the unique place it is, all within a couple of hours’ drive of sunny Mojave, CA.
The Great Outdoors
If you’re looking for a textbook desert hiking destination, then head to Red Rock Canyon State Park near Randsburg, CA just north of Mojave. You’ll be able to hike among some stunning geologic features such as beautifully stratified sandstone formations with bands of white, orange, pink, and red. You can hike among the El Paso Mountains and even go looking for ancient petroglyphs. Not only that, but thanks to its relatively dry climate, Red Rock Canyon is rarely impeded by cloud cover, making it an ideal location for stargazing.
Maybe you’re in search of a little desert oasis. If so, then take your Mojave RV rental by owner two and a half hours north to the Sequoia National Forest in Kernville, CA. With more than 30 groves of towering sequoias that dominate the landscape and some impressive granite formations, there is an otherworldly feeling that comes with hiking through this land of giants. With more than 800 miles worth of trails, you can lose yourself in this one-of-a-kind world.
When you secure an RV rental in Mojave, you need to spend some time at the nearby Mojave National Preserve near Baker, CA. Just about a two-hour drive east of the town of Mojave, the Mojave National Preserve is one of the largest national parks in the United States. You can hike through deserts, scrublands dotted with Joshua trees, and across volcanic formations. You can even explore a railroad ghost town and wonder what life would’ve been like in the Mojave in the early 1900s.
When you have a motorhome rental in Mojave, you’re going to need to find somewhere to stay the night so you can recharge. Luckily enough, there are several places around town that are worth considering.
On the north side of town is the Spaceport RV Park. Here, you can enjoy full hookups, restroom and shower facilities, and laundry facilities. You will be close to everything that Mojave has to offer in this central location.
Just a few miles north of town center is the Sierra Trails RV Park. At Sierra Trails, you'll find full hookups, Wi-Fi, restroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, and a pool to cool off from those hot desert days.
When you need to refuel for your journey with the Mojave motorhome rental, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of gas stations along the Sierra Highway that runs right through town.
Explore the City
When you secure an RV rental in Mojave, be sure to set aside some extra time to explore the local area. There is so much to see and do that you’ll enjoy your down days just as much as your out-and-about days.
To the northwest of Mojave is the Tehachapi Depot Museum. At the museum, you can see plenty of artifacts from the heyday of the Southern Californian railroad industry and even see a working train yard. Not only that, but the museum also hosts a variety of events that are worth checking out.
If you’d rather imagine what it is like up in the sky than down on the ground, then head southeast of Mojave is the Air Force Flight Test Museum. Here you can see more than 30 aircraft on display at any time, plus a variety of other objects such as flight information, blueprints, and even a wind tunnel. You can learn about the history of flying as you view the historic planes and learn about the possible planes of the future.
After a day spent marveling at human ingenuity, why not spend a day around some of nature’s more expert hunters? The Cat House, about a short drive south of Mojave, is home to some of the world’s most endangered cat species. Visitors can learn about these magnificent animals as well as what they can do to help protect the environments these animals live in.
When you spend time in the deserts of Southern California, be sure to indulge in some local Cali-Mex fusion food.
Mojave, CA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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