Split Finger - Cougar Buttes

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Cougar Buttes, in the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, is home to a number of rock crawling trails. Split Finger is one of the few that stand out. This tight, steep, off-camber, rocky trail is short but will push you and your rig to your limits. Split Finger is a serious 4x4 trail that is likely... Read More
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Highlights of Split Finger - Cougar Buttes

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Iconic Category Icon Iconic
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
3630 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
Split Finger
Nearest Town
Lucerne Valley
Nearest Services
Lucerne Valley
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Barstow Field Office

Overview

Cougar Buttes, in the Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area, is home to a number of rock crawling trails. Split Finger is one of the few that stand out. This tight, steep, off-camber, rocky trail is short but will push you and your rig to your limits. Split Finger is a serious 4x4 trail that is likely to bend, break, dent, and possibly roll your rig. From start to finish, the rock obstacles here are continuous and BIG. Boulder, after boulder, after hard rock notch, this trail will keep you in low range, with your head out the window watching your tire placement.

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44 Trail Photos
6 Trail Concerns
3 Community Reviews
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