SOS - Johnson Valley

5/5 (8 reviews)
Yucca Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022
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SOS is an insane and extreme rock crawling trail that will put any 4x4 or buggy to its test. Whether you are a Toyota, a 2 door Jeep Wrangler, a 4 Door JKU person, or a tube buggy. SOS will make even the most extreme hardcore off-road enthusiast think twice in the first few feet of the trail. Body damage, driveline failure, bad days, but 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 insane but epic 4x4 trails in Southern California. If you are interested in taking over this trail review, please sign up to be a contributor at TrailsOffroad.com and become part of the team.

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5/5 (8 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/29/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran the lower than off to other trails in the area.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
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
96050
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.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/27/2021

This is the weekend for Military use... Make other plans if you are going to be in the shared use area https://www.29palms.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Government-and-External-Affairs/Johnson-Valley/fbclid/IwAR1P9xPv9BFcI9_RKJwPoHIlYTZCVZ70xbytUkGJjlQ83Za02vLDud2Px5M/
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Open
Visited: 03/03/2021

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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