Skull Rock Of Johnson Valley

Lucerne, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 01/27/2019
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.17 miles
Highest Elevation: 3200 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Other Shapes
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Lucerne
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lucerne
Official Road Name: Wilshire Road / Skull Wash
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Field Office
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Highlight: Skull Rock Of Johnson Valley
Out in the middle of the desert of Johnson Valley, on the south side of Cougar Buttes, there is a secret that many don't know. On the side of a large rock is a detailed skull that fits the environment perfectly. If you are in the area and have a little free time, this side attraction is worth the short trip to see.



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Route Information

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1. Turn East on Wilshire (0 mi)
Turn east from Camp Rock Road, onto Wilshire Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.472661, -116.858035

Starting Point: Lucerne

From Lucerne, take Old Women Springs Road to Camp Rock Road and turn Left (North). Take Camp Rock Road 2 miles and turn right (East) on the dirt road named Wilshire Road. Take Wilshire Road 2 miles East towards the hills. Once close to the hills, take whatever path gets you to the coordinates just east of the end of the road.



Trail Reviews (5)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Fun little trail to a unique site. There is also a short sand wash and plenty of sand hills to play on in the area around the Skull.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Original photos have been moved here for archive.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
DJ B Nuts sitting in the eye of the storm...sort of. The Skull is a good place to visit but unfortunately some unscrupulous folks have littered the place and used it for a shooting range. Nevertheless, the surrounding sand dunes are a great place to zip around on and enjoy.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
Another night ride to the Skull Rock.

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
I snuck up on the Skull of JV last night - it was still there staring me down.

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Writer Information

G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California

G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.
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