Boone Road - Johnson Valley

5/5 (12 reviews)
Yucca Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 08/10/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Boone Road of California's Johnson Valley (AKA Hammer Town USA - home of King of the Hammers) is the major artery that takes people in and out of Johnson Valley. Comprised mostly of a dirt road, this dirt super highway is a great place to see some of the most epic 4x4 and extreme off-road rigs that people can dream up. While the road itself is an easy drive, on the north end is some of the hardest known trails in America. If passing down highway 247, from either Lucerne Valley or Yucca Valley, take a quick detour and check out one of the most legendary offroad areas in the world.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Boone Road is a main artery that takes you in and out of Johnson Valley's Means Dry Lake (AKA Hammer Town USA). The road is mostly maintained and is easily drivable in all types of vehicles including RV's. There are several wash crossings and the road ends into a dry lake bed. If for any reason the road is wet, I would highly advise against taking anything but a 4x4 down this road. 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. Please see URL for access issues for more information.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (12 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
99850
Status: Open
Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
99850
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/29/2022

Closed for military drills from april 29 to May 9th 2022
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
99850
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/10/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Video from our latest trip
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
99850
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/30/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I like the guy's review below this one.
G. Martin
Official Crew
64800
Status: Open
Visited: 11/30/2021

Found a new obstacle around wp5 🤪
Trail Review: Boone Road - Johnson Valley - G. Martin

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