Bessemer Mine Road to Soggy Dry Lake

Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 01/10/2022
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.16 miles
Highest Elevation: 3131 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Lucerne Valley
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lucerne Valley
Official Road Name:
Management Agency: Bureau of Land Management
District: Barstow Field Office


Highlight: Bessemer Mine Road to Soggy Dry Lake
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.


Route Information

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1. Trailhead at 241 - Go North (0 mi)
The trail splits off of Highway 241 and heads north. There isn't much area to air up near the road, so it is best to do it a few 100 yards back.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

Head east on Old Woman Springs Road toward Old Woman Springs Road 13.3 miles. Turn left onto Bessemer Mine Road.



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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.
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