Upper Johnson (Big Johnson)

5/5 (9 reviews)
Landers, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 10/21/2022

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Highlight: Upper Johnson (Big Johnson)
One of the big names in Johnson Valley, Upper Johnson Canyon aka Big Johnson is one of the few intermediate trails in the Johnson Valley range. Because of its location in Southern California near Los Angeles and Orange County, these trails see a lot of traffic for the people that are not looking for the extreme trails of the legendary King of the Hammers area. This awesome but short trail has plenty of optional hard obstacles for the more extreme person while plenty of easier options for the newer drivers that want to get out and test out their vehicle. Run this as part of Lower Johnson and this can make for a good hour or two run for a group of friends looking to do something different. So the next time you hear Johnson Valley, don't think this is too extreme for me, instead head out to the Johnson Trails and have a little fun.
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