Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California
Trail Reviews: 32100 points
Questions Answered: 8250 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • (4" lift, 35" tires)
  • (4.5" lift, 38" tires)
  • (Stock lift, 35" tires)
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.

My Garage (3)

Lift Size: 4"
Tire Size: 35"
The vehicle he drives the most is a 2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ with a 4.0, 35's Falken Mud Terrain, and 4-inch ProComp lift. This Jeep does have open diffs which is something that Josh really enjoys. Josh was driving fully locked up vehicles so long that driving the open vehicle is adding the extra challenge and bring a whole new life to some of the older trails.

Lift Size: 4.5"
Tire Size: 38"
His other jeep which is currently in testing and being used on trail. This is a 79 CJ 7 with a 4.0 Stroker (4.7), 38's falken's, Raceline Beadlocks, Dana 60 HD Front, 14 Bolt Rear, Detroit's, NV4500, Atlas, Custom Built 4 link and 3 link Suspension, 18" Coil Overs, Spuderwebshade, custom belly armor, and the list goes on. Before all the cool toys were added this Jeep, Josh has successfully either created or traversed almost every trail in Southern California.

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 35"
As for the last vehicle, it is a 2002 Ford F250 Diesel 4x4 CrewCab. It might not be a rock crawler but Josh does use this vehicle for trails rating 1-4 and will tow his jeeps through trails up to a 4 rating to get to campsites that are very remote. He did recently replace the rims with 20" Raceline Wheels and Falken A/T tires.

My Trail Reviews (76)

(within last 6 months)
Hill Top Hot Springs (08/01/2020)
Such a cool area. I never knew all this was here. I will be stopping by this a whole lot more.
Reward Mine (07/28/2020)
Ran out there since I was in the area. Still one of my all time favorites. Old video is below.
Dusy-Ershim Trail (07/28/2020)
Just heard, trail is opening on Aug 1. Have fun and invite me :)
Dusy-Ershim Trail (07/27/2020)
The trail is open!!!
2S10 Glass Flow and Obsidian Dome (07/22/2020)
Very cool area. I will return for sure.
2S79 Obsidian Dome Loop (07/22/2020)
Some of the best camping I have ever done
2S79A Obsidian Dome Road Dispersed Camping (07/22/2020)
We found this place but were bummed we couldn't get our RV and 5th wheel down there. Such a cool spot.
Main Divide - Middle Section to Saddleback - 3S04 (07/21/2020)
They graded Maple Springs but I think they took all the rocks and put them on this trail. Not serious but boy this trail is rough right now. I went up the mtn to check out the comet Neowise. Really cool experience and if you haven't done it yet, get up there. Only a couple days left.
Maple Spring Road - Silverado Canyon - 5S04 (07/21/2020)
The graded the road and except for the huge jumps this bad boy is super smooth. Went up the mtn to take some photos of Neowise. Cool adventure that was close to home.
2N27Y - Rouse Meadow / Skyline OHV (07/20/2020)
The pin stripping!!!! All the trails in the area are growing in fast with the main road closed. We ran out there to hit up Dishpan for a day of R&R. Well, the brush was about as wide as a razor in spots. The JL will never be the same.
3N34 - Willow Creek Jeep Trail (07/20/2020)
Ran the trail really quick to get back to dishpan. The trail was easy which we did it in 2wd.
3N34 - Dishpan Springs (07/19/2020)
Ran the trail the other day to see how the winter was. I am happy to say the trail is a bit rougher but still at the same difficultly. There is a large rock right now at the bottom of the fall in the way to climb up it but you can get around it just barely. I actually cracked it coming down when i hit it with my front end. Overall the trail was nice but it was hot. We went up and down the trail. I took my CJ because I wanted to try and cross the main falls by going straight. I ended up backing up because i didn't feel comfortable with the rear dropping down at the angle it was dropping at. The rear end keep sliding down the hill as the front was starting to push on the other side. I will go back and try again again, but I will first try going from the top down to so I can feel not committed to how bad the lean will be at the bottom of the V-Notch. Thinking about going up there in a few weeks and camping.
El Mirage (07/14/2020)
Been going to this place since I was a kid. In fact road the first time on dirt bike (Off-road that is) here. It was a blast to stop in and check the place out again. I need to go back after it cools off to explore the area more. And yes, we did drag race a diesel pusher vs 5th wheel. We won't talk about who won.
Wild Willies Hot Springs (07/14/2020)
Pretty cool place. I wish I had more time to relax there...
Rock Tub Hot Springs (07/14/2020)
Never realized that there is so many hot springs in the mammoth area. It was cool to check these out. Only sucked that people were camping right next to it.
Sledge Hammer 3rd Canyon (07/14/2020)
Ran up there the other day by myself (ish). Had a few razors. It was a ton of fun dragging them through Sledge but decided it was best to turn around on 3rd. Didn't want to get stuck or break.
Sledge Hammer (07/14/2020)
Ran the trail with a couple razors in tow. But I don't know if those razor boys will ever be the same after that hahahahaaha.
Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon (07/13/2020)
Old Video
2N47 - Cleghorn Ridge (07/11/2020)
Still doesnt disappoint
Broken Arrow (07/10/2020)
Old Video
Loy Butte Road (07/10/2020)
I thought this trail was awesome. My whole life I have wanted to see cliff dwelling and I finally got to see some. Yes it was from a distance but I got to see them... Really cool
Broken Arrow (07/10/2020)
This is probably my favorite trail in Sedona. I don't mind the traffic, maybe because i am from a place with lots of traffic on some trails. Pretty much everyone was really nice and wanted to talk which was awesome. Now the trail was great, it was the hardest thing I did in Sedona but the views were my favorite too. Just amazing. I would do this trail again if I go back.
Schnebly Hill Road (07/10/2020)
This might be the first Jeep Badge Of Honor trail I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat happy. The trail was alright but if in a built rig, it would have been a lot easier to drive through the trail to then run it backwards. The last bit was the best views, but was bumpy (Not hard). Most people never shifted into 4wd and I have a friend that drove their Prius on the trail. Thus great views which makes it worth it, if you like to camp, that would also be a huge bonus. Probably wouldn't do this trail again unless someone wanted to.
Boynton Pass Road (07/10/2020)
The dude below review is crazy. Funny enough I really like this trail becuase of the views and I got to skip the highway. If I am heading west out of town, you will find me on this road. I do mean road becuase it is super smooth, mean you can carry a good speed and enjoy a soft ride.... Did I mention it was a shortcut to 525 where the cliff dwelling are. But each their own. I just like being on dirt. Or Rocks :)
Diamondback Gulch aka Greasy Spoon (07/10/2020)
Cool trail, wasn't hard at all. It did have a cool wash spot which I really like. More or less I would enter from the southside and just stay in that area. I would turn around at the wash and then head back.
2N53 - Applewhite Road (06/17/2020)
Never knew this was here. Easy drive and great views. Love it
3N76 West (06/17/2020)
Was checking out remote places to dispersed camp and stumbled along this trail. The trail has grown in a lot near the top of the mtn which I turned back to avoid mountain pin stripping
Maple Spring Road - Silverado Canyon - 5S04 (06/11/2020)
One of my favorites.
Main Divide - Middle Section to Saddleback - 3S04 (06/11/2020)
Love going up there.
2N17X - Pilot Fuelbreak aka The Old Pilot Rock Trail (05/18/2020)
Been a long time since I ran this trail and now I wonder why i waited so long. What a blast.
3N32 - Union Flat (04/27/2020)
Trail was open and smooth.
3N07 – Van Dusen Creek (04/27/2020)
Did a little exploring and ended up on this trail. The mud holes were about 3 feet deep.
3N07A – San Bernardino Mine (04/27/2020)
Still one of my favorite trails. We went out there and hiked around the area looking for new things.
3N07A - The Squeeze (04/27/2020)
Still one of my favorite trails. We went out there and hiked around the area looking for new things.
2N09 - Polique Canyon (04/27/2020)
The holes are getting big on this trail...
3N12C / 2N09A (04/27/2020)
Went up and check out the trail to camp. Looks like people are living up there.
3N14 - Coxey Road (04/27/2020)
Ran up the trail to avoid people last weekend. The trail was super smooth and was able to go pretty quick. From the bottom to top in about 30 minutes without feeling like we were going fast. Pretty nice.
Bowen Ranch Road (04/27/2020)
Still a dirt road to the the trail network
3N10 – John Bull (04/27/2020)
Winter has some how made this trail easier
3N69 – Gold Mountain (04/27/2020)
Did a quick run down the trail. Took about 30 minutes. The trail is the roughest i have ever seen it. But with that said, there were several stock 4x4s on the trail.
3N16 - Holcomb Valley (04/27/2020)
The west half of the trail is in great condition, now the east half is a little rough but not bad.
3N93 - Holcomb Creek Trail (04/27/2020)
The trail keeps getting better and better. This is easily the hardest trail on the mountain range right now.
3N19 (04/27/2020)
Been up here twice in a month. Pretty cool spot once i found it.
Truman - Parker (04/24/2020)
Still my favorite out there.
The Duke - Parker Arizona (04/24/2020)
Great trail
Launch Pad - Parker (04/24/2020)
THis is a fun place to hang out and watch people do dumb things.
HS315 - Parker (04/24/2020)
A quick-ish way to get around slow people
3 Slabs - Parker (04/24/2020)
Drove by a few months ago while playing on the trails. Someone made nicer tombstones.
Potato Salad Hill (04/24/2020)
Drove by it a few months ago. No one was there so I left.
Grey Eagle Mine (04/23/2020)
Nice little drive when leaving the Desert Bar
Grey Eagle Mountain (04/23/2020)
Never knew this was there. Pretty cool
Billy Mack Wash (04/23/2020)
I liked the narrow spot
Verde Canyon (04/14/2020)
I actually found this because a friend got lost and we had to go find them. I never realized how large and open the area is over in this area. On top of that is has way less traffic. I might camp over here next time.
1937 (04/14/2020)
This was a cool little trail. We always went all the way around so this was the first time we took this trail. I love all the old buildings out there. On the map it shows we passed by Dales Grave but couldn't find anything that looked like it.
Gold Egg Mine (04/14/2020)
So many places i haven't explored in the the area and stumbled across this one. This was so cool!!!
Cougars View and Camping Trail (04/14/2020)
It is a camping area... Got some RV's back there.
Doran Canyon Flats (04/14/2020)
I never knew this was up there. I went back a couple times exploring the area and think i found some fun stuff.
Josh’s Crack (04/14/2020)
This is such a fun obstacle. It really gets the heart pumping
Kimmy’s Short Cut (04/14/2020)
Great little cut between path. Had some friends camped on the other side of the mountain and found myself walking or driving between the two on this path.
Mission Mine (04/14/2020)
Who doesn't love exploring ghost towns and abandon mines.
Off-Your-Rocker (04/14/2020)
How have I never found this trail before. This was a ton of fun. About as hard as Sledge Hammer.
Bull Frog (04/13/2020)
Just ran the full trail today... Never really noticed the legs until I heard the name.
3N14 - Coxey Road (04/05/2020)
Drove part of the trail while I was out looking for some new camping spots. The trail was in really good condition for end of winter
3N17 - White Mountain (04/05/2020)
Trail was a little wet, put it in 4wd in spots to be safe. I was up there looking for camping spots.
4N16 - Grapevine Canyon (04/05/2020)
All the washouts have been repaired. They added drainage to stop it from happening. The trail is a little rough past the top radio tower, but 2 we would be fine.
3N32 - Union Flat (04/05/2020)
The trail is really nice
3N07 – Van Dusen Creek (04/05/2020)
The trail was flooded about 3 feet deep. Made for interesting drive and fun.
3N07A - The Squeeze (04/05/2020)
The trail was a nice drive.
1N09 - City Creek (04/05/2020)
Trail is open, but a little worse for wear after this winter. I did drive it in 2wd but a little momentum was needed in a few spot.
3N16 - Holcomb Valley (04/05/2020)
Trail has was a little rough. Winter is being sort of hard on it, you have to watch out for holes everywhere.
3N12 - Delamar Mountain Road (04/05/2020)
Trail is in great condition
3N12C / 2N09A (04/05/2020)
Trail was a bit rough from the winter, it could use a grading.
Gold Fever Trail (04/05/2020)
Winter has been a little rough out there
2N09 - Polique Canyon (04/05/2020)
Trail was a little rough from this winter. It could use a grading pretty bad.
Bull Frog (04/01/2020)
Old Video
The Bradshaw Trail (02/20/2020)
Cool trail, extremely easy. There is a lot of cool stuff out there to explore. The road itself was super easy, as in able to do 40+mph most of the time. I want to go back and do it again...

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