Bull Frog

5/5 (7 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 08/10/2022
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Highlights

Many people know of Johnson Valley for the famous King Of Hammers and the Hammer Trails, but until recently many people were unaware of the western part of Johnson Valley. Cougar Buttes is a offroading paradise all packed into a small 4x4 area. One such off-road rock crawling trail in this small area is Bull Frog. The trail got its name due to several rocks that took on the look of a bull frog. The trail itself is a an epic difficult rock crawling trail full of severe and extreme obstacles that will put any Toyota and Jeep to the test. The question is can they make it without body damage? Well that is something to prove if possible. While out on this Jeep Trail expect several waterfalls, large rock obstacles, and narrow v-notches. This legendary trail really is everything in a small package. On top of some legendary offroading, the area is perfect from everything from RV camping, to overlanding, to tent camping. Thus you can make a day trip of it or weekend adventure. So pack the camera, and prepare yourself for one awesome time on the legendary Bull Frog trail near Lucerne Valley, California.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (7 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 12/15/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

It's really great here, we have 8 cars and completed the first 11 challenge points! We will come again next time!
Trail Review: Bull Frog - daniel wang
Trail Review: Bull Frog - daniel wang
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/31/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Had a blast on Bull Frog in Cougar Buttes today. There are some great obstacles along the way. It is hard to follow an obvious trail but that ok because it is a huge open play area. And if you don’t feel good with an obstacle there are ways around.
Trail Review: Bull Frog - Tony Gualtieri
Trail Review: Bull Frog - Tony Gualtieri
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/16/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Absolutely LOVE this trail! Such a great trail to get a little bit of everything rock crawling! Steep drop-offs, v notches, and massive waterfalls. It truly doesn’t get better than this because you can wheel practically anywhere and pick and choose which obstacles you want to try. I do recommend going with a good spotter as some spots even the most experienced and technical driver will want someone outside watching very careful tire placement. The rock is also close to slip rock you usually only get from Moab, which allows you to have more confidence and control which helped me get through some obstacles I didn’t think my Jeep was capable of doing with only LS in the rear. The views from the top are just as epic, so don’t forget to look past your line and get a quick look off into The Valley!
Trail Review: Bull Frog - Alysabeth Miller-Shihab
Trail Review: Bull Frog - Alysabeth Miller-Shihab
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Joe
5100
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/06/2021

Fun Fun Fun!!! If this is your style of off-roading then add it to your To-Do! Great day on the trails with some good scars to be proud off. Bring some lunch and spend a day or whole weekend out here.
Trail Review: Bull Frog - Joe
Trail Review: Bull Frog - Joe
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Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/13/2020

Just ran the full trail today... Never really noticed the legs until I heard the name.
Trail Review: Bull Frog - Josh Noesser

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