Verde Canyon

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Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022

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Cougar Buttes is one of the great off-road areas of Southern California that has yet to be discovered by the mainstream off-road community. Just minutes from Big Bear and Johnson Valley, this small area is easy to miss with its few rock pile hills, it almost looks like it could be someone's backyard. But don't let this fool you, Cougar Buttes has everything Johnson Valley has but in a much smaller and more accessible area. Everything from high-speed sandy roads to some of the most extreme rock crawling and Jeeping in all of the United States. Whether you are into rock crawling, some 4x4'ing, pre-running dirt roads, overlanding, or simply just want to take a short vacation. Cougar Buttes should be your place on your next trip. One of the paths that take you to Cougar Buttes is Verde Road. It is a very scenic wash as it passes through a medium-sized canyon with plenty of views and camping along the way. This trail drops you into the east side of Cougar Buttes where the area is only good for dispersed overland style camping.
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