East of Bakersfield near Ridgecrest, the Jawbone OHV Open Area (aka Jawbone Station / Randsburg) has 8,500 acres open to OHV use. 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 Open Area is the 36th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 102 OHV routes in California.