Soggy Dry Lake

Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 05/09/2022
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Highlight: Soggy Dry Lake
Soggy Dry Lake is a must-go location for people who love the desert and is the other popular lakebed in Johnson Valley. The area is full of excellent trails and great beauty. Soggy was once a famous high-speed track where people would try to break the speed records back in the day. Today Soggy Dry Lake is mainly used for camping and for people who want to see how fast their off-highway vehicle can go. The surrounding hills are full of trails from mild to insane. So the next time you are heading out to Johnson Valley, want to try something different, check out Soggy Dry Lake in Southern California.


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1. Bathroom and Bessemer Mine Road - Go Where you Want (0 mi)
You drop in on the lakebed to see a couple of outhouses and a map of the area. From here you can go where ever you like. You are allowed to camp anywhere in the area.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Lucerne Valley, California

Head east on Old Woman Springs Road toward Bessemer Mine Road for 13.3 miles. Turn left onto Bessemer Mine Road. Follow Bessemer Mine Road 2.8 miles.



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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.