|Typically Open:||Year Round|
(DIFFICULT - EXTREME)
|Highest Elevation:||3400 feet|
|Duration:||About 4 hours|
|Shape of Trail:||Connector|
|Best Direction to Travel:||North|
|Nearest Town:||Yucca Valley|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Yucca Valley|
|Official Road Name:|
|Management Agency:||BLM - Johnson Valley OHV Area|
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.
Severe conditions. Extreme caution recommended. Impassable by stock vehicles. Winching required. Trail building necessary. May be impassable. Impassable under anything but ideal conditions. Vehicle damage probable. Personal injury possible. Extreme caution necessary.Read more about our rating system
|Spring:||Warm to hot days are common, maybe even too hot to enjoy the area.|
|Summer:||It is common to be over 100 degrees in the Summer months|
|Fall:||Warm to hot days are common, maybe even too hot to enjoy the area.|
|Winter:||Since in the high desert, it is common for it to be very cold in this area.|
You can either run up Turkey Claw and continue straight up the canyon or join the trail from Lazy Days and turn left (Instead of Right like in the photos)
The trails splits off to the right and heads back out of the mountains.
Trail connects back with Morongo Basin Desert Run Road at the end of the trail.