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Frequently Asked Questions

Minimum age to rent and drive is 28 with a valid driver’s license. 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.  Our Self-Guided GPS Tours allow you the freedom to stop and go at your own pace while giving you privacy on your ride experience.

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.

No, renting overnight is not permitted.  All ride experiences are for day use only and the vehicles need to be returned before sunset.

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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Operating Hours

Monday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 5:00pm


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