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Spangler Hills OHV Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Red Mountain, Trona Road, Searleg Station Road, East Kern County, Grass Valley, Mojave Desert, Teagle Wash, Barstow, Wagon Wheel OHV Staging Area

Last Known StatusOpen

Here's a chance to free ride on about 57,000 acres of open public land. This is trail blazer's paradise and is much larger than nearby Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs, but it also has less to offer.

There are no services, shade or water, and really not that much in the way of interesting terrain. You can, however, ride more or less where you want, and ride to the town of Johannesburg (south approximately 5 miles) and get food and gas. You will find a few wild horse and burrow corrals to the north and the Trona Pinnacles to the northeast.

There will be no crowds, so you can get on the gas and let it all hang out, but beware the clearly marked military base to the east. This is a large area so a GPS or radio is recommended.

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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 9/1 to 5/31
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
2 Stroke EnginesCertain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresNo RestrictionBLM burn laws apply
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingPermitted
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size57,000 acres (89 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail400
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2800 to 3300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has no trees.None
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis BLM land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis BLM land has some roads.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has no rider traffic on typical days.NoneNone! Area is very large
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some
Commenthome to various enduro, scramble & hare & hound competitive events


AreaMotorized Trails


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (N)Shell (760) 284-0221
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (N)Shell (760) 284-0221
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Desert Empire Fair RV Park (760) 375-8000
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Desert Empire Fair RV Park (760) 375-8000
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Desert Empire Fair RV Park (760) 375-8000
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Siteprimitive camping anywhere
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (N)Shell (760) 284-0221




Prosnot crowded, huge, can ride to town (Johannesberg)
Consa little boring, mostly flat and wide open, some hills, but not much interesting or technical
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityRidgecrest, CA
AddressTrona Road, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Barstow, CA
1) Take SR-58 West about 30 miles
2) Turn left (north) on US-395, continue about 26 miles
3) Turn right (north-east) onto Trona Road, continue 10.6 miles
4) Turn right (east) onto Pinnacle Road, follow toward the main staging area.


Contact InfoBLM - Ridgecrest Field Office
300 S. Richmond Road
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 384-5400
Contact InfoJawbone Station Visitor Info Center
P.O. Box 1902
Cantil, CA 93519
(760) 373-1146
Contact InfoJawbone Canyon Store
32629 Highway 14
Cantil, CA 93519
(866) 346-6274
Contact InfoHigh Desert Cycles
8209 California City Blvd # 2
California City, CA 93505
(760) 373-4495
CommentParts and repair shop for ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes.


Spangler Hills Trail Photo

Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

Spangler Hills Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

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Scenery from Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

Most of the trails are hard packed and dusty.

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Scenic view at Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

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OHV at Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

Spangler Hills Trail Photo

Off-Road Bike at Spangler Hills OHV Area Trail

Make sure to get a good run at these hills!

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