Means Dry Lake - Johnson Valley

5/5 (9 reviews)
Yucca Valley, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/09/2022
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Highlights

Means Dry Lake aka Hammertown USA is the one calm location in an area known for extreme off-road. It is typically used as a base camp and staging area for those who are attempting the legendary Hammer Trails and the King of the Hammers event. Whether it is your first time wheeling or are an extreme rock crawler, arriving at Means Dry Lake is as good as waking up to Christmas morning.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (9 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90800
Status: Open
Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90800
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/29/2022

Closed for military drills from april 29 to May 9th 2022
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90800
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/10/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

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Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90800
Status: Open
Visited: 11/01/2021

The military closure is now over. The next ones are • April 26 - May 9, 2022 • October 18 - November 1, 2022
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
90800
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/22/2021

The area is closed for military use to Nov 1 2021 https://www.29palms.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Government-and-External-Affairs/Johnson-Valley/#:~:text=The%20Johnson%20Valley%20Shared%20Use,military%20training%20in%20the%20area.&text=Once%20cleared%20for%20public%20use,Land%20Management%20for%20public%20recreation.

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