Hammers Scenic Byway - Johnson Valley

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5/5 (12 reviews)
Yucca Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 02/16/2024
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At the feet of the famous Jack Hammer, Sledge Hammer, Claw Hammer, Bender Alley, Big Johnson, and many other great trails in Johnson Valley OHV area is this easy to intermediate scenic trail that offers stunning views of some of the most demanding 4x4 trails in America. The Hammers Scenic Byway is a great trail for everyone from new to off-roading to the most extreme rock crawling tube buggies. This delightful 4x4 trail cuts between the hills that all the Hammers sit on and continues north by Chocolate Thunder, Claw Hammer, Sand Hill, Big Johnson, ​and several others. The trail slaloms in and out of the Johnson Valley OHV area and gives you a great perspective of the extreme trails that are just off the route. Whether you are a Jeep, Toyota, Isuzu, Nissan, extreme buggy, or an overland person, a drive down this trail will certainly bring some excitement to your day

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5/5 (12)
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 02/15/2024

A majority of Johnson Valley is closed for military training from Feb 15 to 27th 2024. Please plan your trips around this time.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/27/2023

Ran this trail a few times while out there for thanksgiving. Easy trail with great views. A good way to get around the area between trails.
Trail Review: Hammers Scenic Byway - Johnson Valley - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Hammers Scenic Byway - Johnson Valley - Josh Noesser
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Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.
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Visited: 04/29/2022

Closed for military drills from april 29 to May 9th 2022
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/10/2021

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