El Mirage

Victorville, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 07/14/2020
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Highlight: El Mirage
One of the great classics to the speed industry, El Mirage Dry lake bed is now a popular OHV area that many people go out to relax and enjoy its simple beauty. This off-roaders haven attracts everything form ATVs, motorcycles, trucks, 4x4's, buggies, land yachts, airplanes, rockets, gyrocopters, parasails, and a lot more. The area is roughly 24,000 acres with over 1000 feet of elevation change. If high speed is your thing, hang out on the lake bed, if narrow trails are your thing, check out the hills.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Pay Station (0 mi)
Just before the lakebed is the BLM office with the pay station. You will need to stop here to get your permit.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Pilot Truck Center in Hesperia, CA

Take US-395 N to Victorville 8 min (6.2 mi) Turn left on Bear Valley Road 2 min (1.0 mi) Turn right onto Monte Vista Rd 3 min (2.5 mi) Continue on CA-18 W/Palmdale Rd. Take Sheep Creek Rd to 260th St E/County Line Rd/Old El Mirage Rd 20 min (19.6 mi) Continue on 260th St E/County Line Rd. Take Old El Mirage Rd to Verano Dr in San Bernardino County



Land Use Issues

You are not allowed to drive on the lake bed if wet. See Access Issue URL for details for conditions. Click Here For An Update On The Lake Bed

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Writer Information

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.