Fissure Mountain Trail

4.9/5 (19 reviews)
Possibly the only real intermediate trail in Johnson Valley, California, Fissure Mountain Trail is a great offroad trail for everyone from stock 4x4s to built buggies. This classic off-road trail is a unique scenic drive as it skirts along the famous Hammer Trails and has epic views allowing you to... Read More
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Highlights of Fissure Mountain Trail

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Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
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Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
4078 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
Fissure Mountain Trail
Nearest Town
Landers
Nearest Services
Landers
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Barstow Field Office

Overview

Possibly the only real intermediate trail in Johnson Valley, California, Fissure Mountain Trail is a great offroad trail for everyone from stock 4x4s to built buggies. This classic off-road trail is a unique scenic drive as it skirts along the famous Hammer Trails and has epic views allowing you to see miles in almost any direction. The trail got its name after a fissure opened up during the Landers quake in 1992. Since most of the trails in the area are either easy or insanely hard, this is a welcome addition to the area as it makes for a great Jeep Trail to drive for people that are learning to offroad or the people that just want an enjoyable way to take a break from the hard trails. And this one isn't just another rock crawling trail; it has some overland features to it as well, with unique camping opportunities. So if you are in Johnson Valley, and want to do something different, check out Fissure Mountain, and make it a memorable adventure in the deserts of Southern California.

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4 Trail Concerns
19 Community Reviews
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