Mommas Sand Hill

Yucca Valley, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 05/09/2022
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.34 miles
Highest Elevation: 3000 feet
Duration: About 5 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Yucca Valley
Nearest Town w/ Services: Yucca Valley
Official Road Name: N/A
Management Agency: Johnson Valley OHV / Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Mommas Sand Hill
Who doesn't love a good sand hill? Yo Momma's Sand Hill is conveniently located in the epicenter of extreme off-road culture in Johnson Valley. Only a very short distance from the legendary basecamp of "King of the Hammers" lies this sandy playground. Soft loose sand, steep grades, and plenty of area to persuade your friends to try harder and harder obstacles, this sand hill can be hours of fun and entertainment for all off-road skill levels. Just don't get stuck, last thing you want to do is call your momma to come rescue you in her 86 Olds Cutlass Supreme.


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1. Base Of Mommas Sand Hill (0 mi)
At the base of the large sand hill are two route options. You can go straight which is the easiest line or you can go around to the right to the steep section. Both lines will be fun and make for great entertainment. The easier route is about 15-25 degrees incline while the steep section is about 55 degrees incline.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lacurne Valley, CA

The sand hill is to the west-southwest of the famous King of the Hammers basecamp roughly 1/2 mile away. The sand hill lies against the hill range on the south side that runs into the hills traveling south to north.



Land Use Issues

The US Government has come to an agreement with the Off-Roaders that use the area, and we will be sharing areas of the land in Johnson Valley with the US Military. During these times which are unknown, civilians will not be allowed in the area. There is no set schedule yet of when it will be closing and reopening. This is a growing concern for many people that enjoy the area for the fear that they will permanently close this area after the first time they use this area for Military training.

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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
For individual use only, not to be shared.