Little MC - Johnson Valley

Yucca Valley, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 03/03/2021
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.5 miles
Highest Elevation: 2900 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Yucca Valley
Nearest Town w/ Services: Yucca Valley
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: BLM - Johnson Valley
District: Barstow Field Office
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Highlights

Highlight: Little MC - Johnson Valley
What's better than steep loose hill climbs, tight v-notch waterfalls, massive rocks, and extreme off-camber rock crawling. That's right, nothing. Little MC is a connector trail that starts next to SOS and Turkey Claw. This sweet little fun trail provides all of the fun extreme 4x4 action that Johnson Valley OHV brags about. The trail leaves the comforts of Lazy Days Trail and you are instantly introduced to a body damage, axles breaking, mind binding off-road obstacles trail that seems to never end. Not far past the intense v-notch waterfall that will for sure destroy at least one quarter panel is a steep and extremely loose hill climb waiting for you to roll over backwards. If you can make it past those two obstacles you are on the easy stretch, well if you want to call it that. Thus the next time you are in Johnson Valley, and you are looking for some good old fashion extreme rock crawling and offroading, check out Little MC.

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Waypoints

1. Little MC and Lazy Days (0 mi)
The trail begins where Lazy Days, Turkey Claw, and SOS come together. The trail heads south up the canyon but staying in the canyon notch all the way up.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.400225, -116.537928

Starting Point: Lucerne Valley, CA

To get to this trail, you must take several different trails to get there. ***You will first need to get to Johnson Valley's Boone Road*** ***From Lucerne Valley*** Take 247 east roughly 24 miles. You will see a Johnson Valley sign on the right side of the road and the white lines will be broken on the left side of the road where the dirt road starts. ***From Yucca Valley*** From Highway 62 and 247, take the 247 north / west for roughly 20 miles. The turnoff for Boone Road is on the right just after the highway curves to the left. ***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 Camp Rock Road. Take Camp Rock Road to Lazy Days from which the trail is at the end of Lazy Days on the left.

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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

Trail Reviews (1)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
FYI - Military Shut Down Dates 2021 April 30 to May 10, 2021 Oct 15 to Nov 1, 2021 2022 April 26 to May 9, 2022 Oct 18 to Nov 1, 2022

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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.