Transmission Line Road

Scout Route
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Located on BLM land in the Johnson Valley OHV Area, Transmission Road offers a variety of desert terrain and offroad driving challenges. Beginning in deep soft sand, this trail winds its way up and over beautifully the rugged valleys of the Rodman Mountains. Eventually, it passes through a seemingly endless sea of ancient lava fields sourced by the Pisgah Volcano, located near the trail's end. Much of the trail is bordered on the southeast by the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Live Fire Training area with its infrequent signage warning of unexploded ordinance. Camping can be found along the trail following the Bureau of Land Management Barstow Field Office guidelines. Summer monsoons can create deep ruts across the trail, instantly changing the driving conditions. A four-wheel drive high clearance vehicle is needed for this 36-mile trail confidently.