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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

On average, the drive to Johnson Valley is about 35 minutes away from Big Bear Lake and within two hours of Orange County and Los Angeles 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


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Shannon H.
July 20, 2022

Such an amazing time! Worth every penny and memory we made! The trail was lots of fun and the scenery was amazing.

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Marlie Tandoc
July 18, 2022

This was really so much fun! It was our first time driving ATVs and Ben and Tony were amazing and kind. They gave us a great introduction to how the vehicle worked and how to operate it safely. GPS also worked perfectly. We did the 6 hour trail and weren't sure if it would be too long, but it ended up being perfect. Definitely one of the top experiences on our trip.

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Jose P Valencia
July 13, 2022

Great place , good people...!

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Chris W
June 28, 2022

We had a great time! Ben and Tony were very knowledgeable, thorough on helping us understand how to use all the features for a first time user and with the GPS map in the RZR made it very easy to navigate through our 60 mile ride on the Hercules Highway trail. We highly recommend using Happy Trails and would definitely do it again!

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america molgado
June 28, 2022

What an incredible experience! From the beginning, I was treated with kindness. Ben and Tony thoroughly explained the directions. The gps system was easy to follow. I will definitely be back!

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Norman Barlow
June 27, 2022

If you are a looking for an exciting outdoors adventure, look no further. Just a short trip from LA you can experience the thrills and beauty of the desert while traveling at whatever speed you desire in a Polaris off-road vehicle. The customer service is top notch. Ben gives a thorough and helpful orientation and ensures you are comfortable with the machine before you leave. The machines they have are always in great shape we've never had a hiccup with their performance. Once out into the wild, you will have a GPS to guide you and nothing but open trail in front of you. We have already taken a couple of the adventures and are scheduling our next one very soon.

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Minimum age to rent and drive is 25 with a valid driver’s license. However, licensed drivers between 18 to 24 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 Rentals are offered to customers who want to use the aid of GPS technology and follow pre-planned routes to exciting destinations within Johnson Valley OHV park. Self-Guided GPS Tours are ideal for the novice rider who wants to enjoy the riding experience with the confidence of a GPS device guiding them in the vast Mojave Desert.

Private Guided Tours are also available if you want to play follow-the-leader on your trail adventure and experience Johnson Valley OHV Park in a special unique way with expert trail guides. Call us for details 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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