Noesser’s Nasty Notch

5/5 (1 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022
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Look no more if you are looking for the newest and greatest trail in Johnson Valley. Noesser's Nasty Notch is a very technical rock crawling trail in Cougar Buttes that can easily take a group of Jeeps all day to complete. This trail is similar to Jack and Sledge Hammer in difficulty, full of extreme rock crawling. The trail has three over-the-top obstacles that will make most individuals decide not to do it after they walk the trail. The Devil's Reject is a combination of large rocks, even larger holes, a tights s-turn up Terena Trench. From there, you have to have faith drop-down, Mr. Anderson, a blind steep off-camber drop that many won't want to attempt. If that doesn't get you, the Nasty Notch will, as this is a wide v-notch roughly 78 inches wide, and the walls are 5 feet tall. One mistake there, and you can kiss your paint goodbye. The bottom line is it can be done in a full-body Jeep or 4x4. So plan a day for this trail and get out there and see why this is one fun and unique off-road trail.

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5/5 (1 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On


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