Claw Hammer

5/5 (16 reviews)
Lucerne, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

A true legend of the off-roading world, and often called the easier of the three Hammer Trails. Claw Hammer, located in Johnson Valley in Southern California, home of King of the Hammers, offers a difficult to severe-rated rock crawling trail in a short but exciting package. Be ready for lots of technical obstacles with cringe-worthy waterfalls, mountainous rocks, and boulders that just don't seem to offer a way around. The risk of doing body damage is high, along with vehicle failure. According to how experienced your group is, you can get through this trail in as short as 45 minutes. But the average group takes about 4 hours. Whether you are a Jeep person, Toyota junky, or a buggy driver, when looking for a truly epic offroad trail that makes most people's top 5 lists, check out Claw Hammer.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (17 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90950
Status: Open
Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90950
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/29/2022

Closed for military drills from april 29 to May 9th 2022
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran the trail with 4 rigs. All on 37s plus. Lockers front and rear. 3 JLU and a 99 4runner with a bronco front axle swap Fun trail!
Trail Review: Claw Hammer - George Karpouzis
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 12/01/2021
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/29/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun little trail, the ledges at the 2nd fall are getting bigger. Bumping up this rating.

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