Jawbone OHV Area For ATV Riding

The 65th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in California.

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East of Bakersfield near Ridgecrest, the Jawbone OHV Open Area (aka Jawbone Station / Randsburg) has 8,500 acres open to ATV riding. There are steep canyons and hill climbs to explore.

Jawbone Open Area is located off State Highway (SH) 14, approximately 20 miles north of the intersection of SH 14 and 58 in the town of Mojave. A left turn from SH 14 onto Jawbone Canyon Rd., when traveling from the south. Traveling from the north, it is a right turn onto Jawbone Canyon Rd.

The entire OHV area and surrounding public lands are open to primitive camping. Within Jawbone Canyon itself, there are a number of excellent primitive camping sites and OHV staging/off-loading areas. Most of the sites within the OHV area are accessible by 2-wheel drive vehicles with trailers.

Overall, Jawbone OHV Area is the 65th most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Jawbone OHV Area including Cannell Meadow / Kern Plateau - EAST, Hume Lake, Spangler Hills OHV Area, Dove Springs OHV Area and Cannell Meadow / Kern Plateau - WEST.


Local Contact(s):  BLM (619) 737-1146 or (760) 384-5400; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Friends Of Jawbone OHV Club (760) 373-1146; Academy ATV/Dirt Bike Rental (619) 840-0057.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To California Backroads Trails" from Charles Wells

Best Season:  June - Sept

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/california

GPS:  35.3029, -118.0055

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/7/2016

ID:  18143

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