Camp Rock - Johnson Valley

Yucca Valley, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 05/09/2022
5 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Highlight: Camp Rock - Johnson Valley
Who doesn't love a good moderate trail to play on right next to your camp. Camp Rock Trail is that fun and exciting 4x4 trail just waiting for you to take the Jeep, Toyota, or whatever your off-road vehicle is and have some fun. The trailhead can be seconds to only a few minute drive from many of the popular camping areas of Morongo Desert Run Road, this short but thrilling intermediate offroad trail has it all, hill climbs, rock crawling, small ledges, and best part... views. Thus the next time you are in Johnson Valley OHV and you are sitting at camp looking for a little excitement or want to sneak away for some great views, think Camp Rock Trail just off of Morongo Basin Desert Run Road.


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1. Cutoff from Desert Run Road and Camp Rock Road (0 mi)
The trail starts at the base of the hills south of Morongo Basin Desert Run Road. You will need to cross the desert by either following one of the many paths or making a new one.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lucerne Valley, CA

Once on Boone Road, take Boone Road roughly 2.7 miles (Waypoint 6 on Boone Road) which will be Morongo Basin Desert Run Road. Turn left on Morongo Basin Desert Run Road, and take that to roughly Waypoint 2 which is where the cutover to Camp Rock Road is at.



Land Use Issues

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. You can find more information on closures by clicking here

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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
For individual use only, not to be shared.