Boulder Dash

Landers, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 05/09/2022
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.3 miles
Highest Elevation: 3296 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Landers
Nearest Town w/ Services: Landers
Official Road Name: Boulder Dash
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Boulder Dash
One of the many historic Johnson Valley Trails in California, Boulder Dash was one of the original rock crawling trails of the area. Full of moderate to large size rocks and plenty of optional hard lines, there is no reason why people wouldn't find this trail fun and exciting. Because of the makeup of this trail, it is a great crossover trail for the people looking to move from overlanding and dirt roads to rock crawling. The trail is full of challenging obstacles that are not required but allow you to test your skills and vehicle. So if you are in the area, looking for something new to try, you should stop by and give the old Boulder Dash trail a try.


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1. Western Trailhead For Boulder Dash (0 mi)
The western trailhead starts at the base of the canyon and heads up the canyon to the east. It quickly narrows and becomes very rocky. If you are looking for a camping spot on this trail, this is the only area you could camp at. The area is very sandy and not very level, but it is very large.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Landers, California

Head south on Landers Ln toward Reche Road. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Reche Road and travel 3.0 miles. Turn right onto CA-247 N. After 9.6 miles, turn right onto Boone Road and drive another 2.2 miles. Turn left onto Barnes Road. In 0.8 miles, you will have to work your way across the desert using Road to Claw Hammer and other desert roads.



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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.
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