Road to Claw Hammer - Johnson Valley

5/5 (9 reviews)
Yucca Valley, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

When off-roading in Johnson Valley and looking for the way to get to the famous Claw Hammer 4x4 trail, there is only a few ways. The most popular route would be The Road To Claw Hammer which leaves Means Dry Lake and heads north then northeast directly to the trailhead. If you are looking for something a little more extreme, while traveling this trail, you can exit the trail to the east, there you will find plenty of additional obstacles and trails like Chocolate Thunder that even the most extreme 4x4 enthusiast won't even try. Thus the next time you are out in Johnson Valley OHV, take a quick tour of the area and check out Claw Hammer and the trail that takes you there.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (9 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95950
Status: Open
Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95950
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/29/2022

Closed for military drills from april 29 to May 9th 2022
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95950
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/10/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Video from our latest trip
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95950
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
95950
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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