Flagpole Point

Total Miles
3.4

Elevation

1,474.24 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Winter, Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This moderately difficult trail leads out of Juniper Flats and up to the flagpole and cross. You can see all across Victorville and, on a clear day, even the San Gabriel mountains in the distance. It features a few dispersed camping spots and an old mine. The trail Itself is rocky in some parts, sandy in other off-camber with plenty of Bermed corners. Watch your sidewalls; there is a good potential for tire damage from sharp rocks. There are epic views of Apple Valley and Victorville. Three bars of LTE cellular service that fades in and out. Rate it a 4-5. Very steep rocky loos hill climbs.

Photos of Flagpole Point

Flagpole Point
Flagpole Point
Flagpole Point

Difficulty

Rocky steep loose climbs with large boulders and sandy off camber sections and washouts.

History

Juniper Flats covers 101,272 acres of mixed public and private lands. Located between the Mojave Desert and the forests of the San Bernardino Mountains, Juniper Flats hosts a unique mixture of plants from both environments. Its streams and wetlands attract many kinds of wildlife. No less impressive are the beautiful views and varied landscape that make Juniper Flats a favorite recreation destination year-round.Visitors to Juniper Flats enjoy excellent recreation opportunities, including camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and hunting. Off-highway vehicle (OHV) touring is restricted to a designated route system (see numbered routes on map).Routes not marked as open are CLOSED to all motorized vehicles. "Technical" or cross-country (off-route) OHV activities are not allowed in Juniper Flats; please use the nearby El Mirage, Johnson Valley, or Stoddard Valley OHV areas. Juniper Flats is part of a public trail network that connects the San Bernardino National Forest with Victor Valley OHV areas to the northwest. Camping and PicnickingDispersed camping and parking are allowed in areas that show obvious signs of prior use and lack of vegetation cover, that is within 300 feet of a designated open route, and that are at least 200 yards from wildlife watering places. Camping in any one location is limited to 14 days. Please obtain permission before entering private land. Fire permits are required and may be restricted in the fire season (May - October). Fire danger is extreme during most of the year.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Carlo M
Apr 01, 2024
2023 Chevrolet Silverado
Open
Normal
Very rocky at times, sharp edges makes for slow going and good tire placement. Be careful of sidewalks and some narrow areas. Stock 4x4 will be fine, don’t rush it!
Michael Wisniewski
Mar 23, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Lisa Silva
Sep 15, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

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