Backdoor

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5/5 (14 reviews)
Lucerne, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 02/27/2024
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Backdoor is probably the single hardest rock crawling obstacle that is possible without a winch. Only minutes from the famous King of the Hammers basecamp, this short trail can provide hours of entertainment for bystanders or years of bragging rights for drivers. For the drivers that think about trying this trail, most will turn around before even starting the trail while some will try and quickly fail. The majority of those who try it will rollover, but there are always the lucky few who will make it. ***Important Notice*** This trail is only for those with a very good/strong roll cage and a well-built vehicle.

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5/5 (14)
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Visited: 02/27/2024

Military training is over; the area has been reopened.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 02/15/2024

A majority of Johnson Valley is closed for military training from Feb 15 to 27th 2024. Please plan your trips around this time.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/27/2023

Back Door is 2-0 against me now. But at the same time I didn't give it a full attempt as it was early in the week and last thing I wanted to do is break. Overall it was filled in when we got there, but when I attempted it, the wall was over 7 feet tall and my CJ just couldn't crawl it. Overall, gave me a few scares but no one died.
Trail Review: Backdoor - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Backdoor - Josh Noesser
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Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/29/2022

Closed for military drills from april 29 to May 9th 2022

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