Northeast of LA and south of Barstow near Lucerne Valley, the Johnson Valley OHV Area is open to ATV riding. Johnson Valley is a varied landscape for the off-highway vehicle driver. It is punctuated by steep red rocky mountains, rolling hills, open valleys, dry lake beds and sandy washes. Elevations range from 4,600 feet at Hartwell Hills to 2,300 feet at Melville Dry Lake. Vegetation consists of creosote scrub, annual grasses, wild flowers and Joshua Trees. The area near Anderson and Soggy Dry Lakes is used extensively for competitive racing events and OHV free play.
To reach the Anderson Dry Lake Staging Area from the intersection of I-15 and SR 18 in Victorville, go east on SR 18 for 25 miles. Go east (straight) on SR 247 (Old Woman Springs Road) and travel 5.25 miles. Turn left on Camp Rock Road and go 10 miles. Turn right to get to Anderson Dry Lake Staging Area.
Overall, Johnson Valley OHV Area is the 44th most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California.