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New for the 2022 Season

More than just a ride experience...

Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area in Southern California, home to the King of the Hammers, is a mecca for any off-road enthusiast or outdoor adventure-seeker and offers riding adventures for every skill level. Through a partnership with Polaris RZR and its ATV vehicles, Happy Trails Rental's mission is to share the natural beauty of the Mojave Desert with you and provide a safe and memorable experience to always cherish.

The Playground

The OHV Park is an area consisting of nearly 100,000 acres of open trails – talk about a playground prime for the outdoor enthusiast.

The Area

Johnson Valley lays just North of the San Bernardino Mountains in the Mojave high desert region with an average elevation more than 3,000 feet.

The Landscape

A varied landscape is punctuated by vast valleys, sand dunes, large dry lake beds, sandy washes and massive rocky buttes. Vegetation consists mostly of Joshua trees, creosote scrub, and wild flowers that bloom with a rainbow of color in the spring time.

The Location

Our location is conveniently located in close proximity to many popular Southern California destinations. About 3o minutes away from Joshua Tree National Park and Big Bear Lake. About 1 hour away from Palm Springs International and Ontario International airports and less than 2 hours away from most Los Angeles and Orange County communities.

Choose Your Adventure

Follow our pre-programmed GPS routes to become your own tour guide and discover the beauty and adventure of California’s Mojave Desert!

Explore the natural beauty and hidden gems of California’s Mojave Desert with a private guided tour led by our local trail experts!

Our fleet of ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) includes new Polaris RZR XP 1000 Premium Side-by-Side (UTV) with both 2- and 4-passenger models, and Polaris General XP 4 1000 Deluxe SxS.

"Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself."

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What Others Say

Summer E.
August 24, 2023

My friends and I had a really great experience with Happy Trails. We showed up, had a blast, and then went on our way. They take care of absolutely...

hannah c
August 16, 2023

Amazing experience!

My husband & I did the 3-4 hour self guided tour & it was perfect amount of time with incredible views. Ben & Tony we’re awesome to work with and very knowledgable. We have experience riding in the woods but through the desert was even cooler! I’m so glad we did it!! Highly recommend!! PS thank you guys for going above &beyond with the honeymoon gift :)

Francois V.
August 12, 2023

Great side by sides Polaris Razors.Super friendly staff. Awesome destination. I will be going back!

Francois V
August 12, 2023

Great equipment plus super friendly staff

So much fun I rented an awesome 2023 2 seater Polaris Razor. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They know this area well. I definitely will be doing this again

Awesome experience

Best experience! Safe, clean and well serviced vehicles and an amazing friendly informative staff!!!

Jerry Y.
June 18, 2023

Ben and Tony his employe are extremely helpful. I have been here once with my friends and once with my wife, and loved it. My wife was so excited once we...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Minimum age to rent and drive is 28 with a valid driver’s license. However, licensed drivers between 18 to 27 years old are allowed to drive only if they are accompanied by their parent in the same vehicle at the same time (no exceptions).

In order to be a passenger you must be able to sit in the seat, with your feet flat on the floor, back against the seat and your hands firmly on the hand hold.  While we do not enforce a strict height requirement, typically if an individual is about 54 inches tall, they will fit and be able to ride. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. All participants are required to wear a helmet with goggles (helmet and goggles provided to borrower during your rental period) and wear closed-toe shoes at all times while in the vehicle. Happy Trails Rental reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, even those meeting the qualifications above, based on our sole discretion.

Self-Guided GPS Tour options are ideal for customers who want to use the aid of our sophisticated GPS technology and follow pre-planned routes to exciting destinations. Self-Guided GPS Tours are perfect for the novice rider who wants to enjoy their riding experience at their own pace to allow time to stop and take in the beautiful scenery. Book directly on-line at our website by selecting the “Book Now” button.

Private Guided Tours are also available if you want to play follow-the-leader on your trail adventure and experience the Mojave desert in a unique way with an expert trail guide. We offer both day tours and special Sunset and Stargazing tours. Call us for pricing and reservations.

Primitive camping is allowed anywhere within the boundaries of the Johnson Valley OHV Area, except on private property and established dirt roads. There are also a few vault bathrooms located on Anderson Dry Lake and on the north side of Cougar Buttes. Responsible camp fires are allowed, however do not burn wood with nails (pallets prohibited). The burning of potentially hazardous materials e.g. (but not limited to) gas, oil, plastic and magnesium is strictly prohibited. Please avoid building new fire rings. Federally protected desert tortoises are located in the OHV area so please be vigilant to stay away from these protected tortoises. Johnson Valley OHV is managed by Bureau of Land Management, Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311, (760) 252-6000.

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