Outer Limits

Landers, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 12/10/2021
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: 05/11 - 10/14
Length: 0.89 miles
Highest Elevation: 3102 feet
Duration: About 5 hours
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Landers
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lucerne Valley
Official Road Name: N/A (Open Area)
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Outer Limits
If you want insanely hard, then the Hammer Trails are for you. A collection of large boulders, massive ledges, towering waterfalls, and spots you just have to drag through. This trail is going to make you work for it. This trail is only for the highly experienced with a well-built rig and strong roll cage. Do not attempt this trail alone and do not attempt this trail unless you have recovery gear, spare parts, and a group of at least 3 vehicles.


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1. Outer Limits (0 mi)
Be ready to destroy anything you take on this trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lucerne Valley

To get to this part of Johnson Valley from Lucerne Valley, take Old Woman Springs Road (Highway 247) east for 24.5 miles. Turn North (Left) at the Johnson Valley Sign (Boone Road). Follow this road roughly 4 miles to the dry lake bed (Means Dry Lake). From here, the two most common ways to access this trail is to either go around the mountain range on its north or south side. Either way, you need to be on the opposite side of the mountain range east of Means Dry Lake Bed. Be careful not to go too far east of the mountain range. The 29 Palms Marine Corps Base is adjacent to this Shared Use Area that they use for training purposes during select months. For the latest general and closure information, CLICK HERE



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Nicholas Nielsen

Mapping Crew - California

Nicholas became interested in off-road activities when he first went off-road with his dad. That interest grew to be a desire to explore areas that not too many people even know about. He started traveling smooth dirt roads in remote areas and gradually got more experience with off-road elements. He now enjoys “Rock Crawling” with friends and family and takes every opportunity he can find to hit the trails. He looks forward to meeting new people on off-road excursions. His primary hobbies are off-roading, r/c model aviation, virtual gaming, and photography.
For individual use only, not to be shared.