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Bessemer Mine Road to Soggy Dry Lake

5/5 (3 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 08/10/2022

Trail Information


One of the two major roads in Johnson Valley, Bessimare Mine Road, is the main road that takes you to Soggy Dry Lake in Johnson Valley. This primary dirt road is the gateway to the less popular Soggy Dry Lake that was once used as a drag strip of the desert. People often still go out to Soggy to see what high speeds they can reach. Others head out this way to camp away from the city. Whatever you do out there, it will be a great time.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (3)
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/27/2021

This is the weekend for Military use... Make other plans if you are going to be in the shared use area
Official Crew
Visited: 03/03/2021

FYI - Military Shut Down Dates 2021 April 30 to May 10, 2021 Oct 15 to Nov 1, 2021 2022 April 26 to May 9, 2022 Oct 18 to Nov 1, 2022
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/13/2021

The road sucks for large vehicles. It is rough as hell but it still takes you to a fun place.

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