Bronco Knoll

Total Miles
14.2

Elevation

1,153.36 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Bronco Knoll is the place where Ford did some of the testing for the new Generation 6 Ford Bronco. The coordinates for Bronco Knoll are an easter egg on all of the Gen 6 Broncos, thus making Bronco Knoll a bucket list item for anyone who owns a Bronco, particularly a Gen 6 Bronco. Bronco Knoll is located in Johnson Valley OHV in the Lucerne Valley desert of southern California on top of a small hill about 500 feet above the surrounding valley. To get to Bronco Knoll, you enter the area via Transmission Line Road which is usually a well-graded dirt road but can get washed out after the winter rains. You know you've arrived at the trail leading up to the top of Bronco Knoll because it looks like a turkey claw located to the left of the road leading up the hill. The trail up the hill is made up of mainly loose dirt and rocks, with an occasional small step. It's a little steep but can be done in any high-clearance 4x4 with at least 33-inch tires. A locker makes it a lot easier, but isn't necessary. The route down on the "backside" has a lot more rocks and ledges, but since you're going downhill, you just have to pick your line carefully and maintain good speed control and you will be fine. Finally, the last stretch back to pavement is a good chance for some higher-speed desert running.

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Bronco Knoll
Bronco Knoll
Bronco Knoll

Difficulty

The trail up to Bronco Knoll is a moderately steep hill climb with loose dirt and rocks with the occasion small step.

Technical Rating

4

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