Turkey Claw - Johnson Valley

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5/5 (20 reviews)
Yucca Valley, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 02/16/2024
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Turkey Claw is a fun and difficult rock crawling trail that will put any 4x4 to its test. Whether you are a Toyota, a 2 door Jeep Wrangler, or a 4 Door JKU person. Turkey Claw will make even the most hardcore off-road enthusiast think twice in the first few feet of the trail. Body damage, driveline failure, and great memories are all likely to be found on this trail. The next time you decide to have an adventure in the home of The King Of The Hammers in Johnson Valley, California, take a trip to the southwest of Means Dry Lake and check out one of the most fun, short, and epic 4x4 trails in Southern California.

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5/5 (20)
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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

Maybe ran this trail 7 times over the week. Put on a show on how to do the hard line and think my fastest time on the trail was just over a minute. Good times. The rocks are moving around but the trail is basically the same.
Trail Review: Turkey Claw - Johnson Valley - Josh Noesser
Trail Review: Turkey Claw - Johnson Valley - Josh Noesser
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Visited: 02/08/2023

With the rains we just had turkey claw koh 23 was harder than usual most of the fill sand is gone boulders shifting with each run Had a blast
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/21/2022

Trail is a little harder than normal. You got to watch out for the sun right before sunset. Right in the eyes.
Trail Review: Turkey Claw - Johnson Valley - Josh Noesser
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Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.

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