Located in California, the OHV driving in Barstow offers more than a half-dozen beautiful OHV / 4WD trails. The best Barstow OHV driving based on popularity are considered to be Johnson Valley OHV Area, Spangler Hills OHV Area, Stoddard Valley OHV Area, El Mirage Dry Lake OHV Area, and Rasor OHV Area.
Northeast of LA and south of Barstow near Lucerne Valley, the Johnson Valley OHV Area is open to 4WD vehicles. 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.
Northwest of Barstow, the Rasor OHV Area has plenty of OHV trails. This is an exciting and more remote area for the off-highway vehicle user. Rasor has rolling hills, open valleys, and sand dunes that invite riders willing to travel through this remote area. The 4WD area is located between Interstate 15 and the Mojave National Preserve.
Southwest of Barstow, the Stoddard Valley OHV Area has plenty of OHV trails. Stoddard Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area offers a diverse landscape for off-highway vehicle recreation. The area is characterized by steep rocky mountains, rolling hills, open valleys, and winding sandy washes.
East of Bakersfield near Ridgecrest, the Spangler Hills OHV Area has 57,000 acres open to OHV use. The Spangler OHV Area provides a wide variety of riding opportunities including cross country play, trail riding, advanced technical routes, 4-wheel drive trails, and Enduro, Technique Trials, European Scramble and Hare Hound competitive events. The area provides an uncrowded riding opportunity in the Western Mojave Desert three hours north of Los Angeles.
East of Barstow and north of Baker, the Dumont Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Area is a large open area for OHV routes. It is bordered by steep volcanic hills and the slow running Amargosa River, the region is easily recognized from a distance by its distinctive sand dunes.
North of Mojave, the Dove Springs OHV Area has 5,000 acres open to OHV use. The Dove Springs bowl is also a great starting point to begin to explore the hundreds of miles of trail riding opportunities available in this region. Within the Dove Springs area there are numerous camping and OHV staging/offloading areas.