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Johnson Valley “Pony Rd” | A Very Private, Off-Roading Enthusiast’s Paradise!

Just down the road from the famous annual King of the Hammers OHV event!

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Discounted Cash Price

$14,997 $18,000
$199 Document Fee Reserve Now!

Financed Plan – Option 1

$287.07*/84 months
$1,998 Down + $399 Set-up Fee Reserve Now!

Financed Plan – Option 2

$331.34*/48 months
$3,997 Down + $399 Set-up Fee Reserve Now!
What happens once I click the Reserve Now button? (PLEASE READ ME FIRST)

If you’re ready to claim this property now, then click the “Reserve Now!” button next to your desired payment option. It’ll take you to a secured payment screen ( where you will need a credit card or a debit card (with a VISA, Mastercard, or Discover logo on it) to make only the document/set-up fee right now (this fee is non-refundable).

We will receive immediate notice that you have reserved this property, and we’ll reach out to you the same day. If it’s after business hours or a holiday, we will be in touch the following business day. Don’t worry! Your property has been reserved for you!

Next, depending on whether you’re buying the property outright or if you’re financing it, will depend on how we collect the down payment. 

For cash buyers, we typically work with our trusted and preferred escrow company, Lawyers Title (Irvine, CA). They are very friendly and helpful, and they will connect with you to collect the down payment. They will coordinate with you regarding the paperwork, and then they will collect the remaining balance at the close of escrow.

For financing customers, we will send you a new secured link to click and make payment through our trusted note servicing company, GeekPay.  You will need a credit or a debit card (with a VISA, Mastercard, or Discover logo on it) to make the down payment. If you prefer to use your checking or savings account, we can accommodate special requests to accept payment via Zelle or Venmo. Just let us know in advance that you’d prefer this.

* Monthly price reflects financed amount, prorated property tax, and note servicing fee. Document and Account set-up fees are non-refundable. By clicking the Reserve Now! button and submitting payment, you are acknowledging that you understand and agree.

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With our private seller financing, we can work with you to meet your budgetary and timeline needs. No obligation. Just click the button below to connect and tell us what works best for you. Let’s make a win-win outcome together! Mention Property IDPony Rd“.

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What would you say to having over 125+ acres of privacy for the price of only 5 acres? This is an off-grid property with MAXIMUM privacy & solitude!

Completely surrounded on all 4 sides and corners by federally protected land; over 125 acres of extra privacy that you don’t pay property taxes on! Great recreational property to escape to, relax, camp, and recharge.

Stretch out and relax. Easy access to the legendary Johnson Valley OHV trails, as well as the majestic Bighorn Mountain Wilderness in the foothills below Big Bear. Go the “back way” to explore Big Bear Rattlesnake Canyon just up the road. This property is surrounded by wide-open desert with neighbors far off in the distance. Go ahead, get naked, and howl at the full moon on an epic dark-sky night, if you wish! No one will see you.

Epic, expansive sky views across Johnson Valley and beyond from this location! Numerous, legal off-roading trails nearby. Zero light pollution here! Gaze at the twinkling stars and the Milky Way every night. How many shooting stars can you count? A perfect place to get away from the crowds, relax in open nature, explore on your OHV, stretch out, and soak in all the positive energy on your very private, secluded piece of desert paradise. Abundant OHV trails galore (click me)!

And just down the road a few miles is the world famous, internationally renowned King of the Hammers annual event! End of January into the first week of February, more than 400 teams and 80,000 OHV enthusiasts & spectators come from around the world to be part of this nine-day race in “the middle of nowhere”. Means Dry Lakebed temporarily turns into a settlement called Hammertown, where riders, spectators, and vendors come together as one united OHV community.

There is also a 33-feet easement along the north edge of the property and is recorded with the county. It’s two lots over from the dirt road. Drive across open federally protected land to access. 4-wheel drive recommended for this part (unless you get the easement grated, then you can reach it with any vehicle).

If you’re someone who’s creative and seizes opportunity, this property could make some great residual income for campers and OHV fanatics who prefer to have more space and privacy
(verify with the San Bernardino County’s Land Use Department to determine how this land can be used).
Reserve this lot now before someone else grabs this limited opportunity!

Property Information

Parcel Size

5 acres




San Bernardino

Nearest Cities

Yucca Valley

Parcel Number



0 Pony Rd, Johnson Valley, CA (address not assigned)

Legal Description

The North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 13, Township 3 North, Range 3 East, San Bernardino Base and Meridian.

Property Features




660 ft x 330 ft


San Bernardino


Off-Road (landlocked)




Well or Hauled




34.3499, -116.618 (NE corner)


Resource Conservation


3,140 feet




Nearest Walmart

Nearest Walmart

26 miles

Nearest Grocery

Nearest Grocery

19 miles

Nearest Gas Station

Nearest Gas Station

16 miles

Nearest EV Station

Nearest EV Station

26 miles

Property Tax

Property Tax



RECOMMENDED DIRECTIONS TO THIS PROPERTY: Please follow our directions below. Using GPS coordinates is the best way to locate the property since there are limited landmarks and it is not adjacent to an immediate road.

We have personally driven out to this property in a Kia Sedona Minivan (front-wheel drive). The directions we provide below are how we got there. Recent rainfall or other weather events can impact road conditions since the last time we visited. Go with caution and please take our recommendations below:


  • While in good cell phone range, enter the GPS coordinates (lat/long): 34.3499,-116.618 or click here for the location on Google Maps. These are the coordinates to the Northeast corner of the property.
    • There is no assigned address for our property. The closest address is 48426 Manzanita Drive, Johnson Valley, CA 92285. Please DO NOT disturb the residents of this property. This is strictly a reference point to help navigate you to our property.
  • From Hwy 247 (Old Woman Springs Rd), go south onto Big Horn Rd and go ~1.30 miles towards the nearest mountain range, also known as the “Big Bear mountains”.
    • Take a left if you are coming from Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley/Landers area.
    • Take a right if coming from Lucerne Valley/Barstow/Apple Valley area.
  • Turn right (west) onto Manzanita Drive.
  • Drive to the end (1/2 mile) and park on the side of the road.
  • WALK ~ 0.25 miles (1320 ft) to the approximate northeast corner (34.3499,-116-618) to reach the property.
  • CLICK to enlarge images below.

There is a wash (dry river bed) that runs along the east side of the property. The aqua colored lines indicate the approximate flow when there is water present whether from mountain runoff or rain.

North East corner: 34.3499,-116.618 (corner closest to Hwy 247 and Pony Rd)
North West corner: 34.35,-116.6202 (corner closest to Hwy 247 and farthest from Pony Rd)
South East corner: 34.349,-116.618 (corner closest to Pony Rd & mountains and farthest from Hwy 247)
South West corner: 34.3491,-116.6202 (corner closest to mountains and farthest from Pony Rd & Hwy 247)

* Northern edge of property is parallel to Hwy 247 (Old Woman Springs Rd) and
approximately 1.35 miles away (~2.17 km).
* Eastern edge of property is parallel to Pony Rd and is approximately 0.25 miles away (~1320 ft) (~0.40 km).
* Southern edge of property is parallel to the San Bernardino Mountain range and approximately 1.40 miles (~2.25 km) from the foothills.

Utilities (there are no existing utilities connected to this property):

  • POWER: This property appears to be best suited as an off-grid property using solar and/or wind energy. However, the power company may be able to provide an on-grid solution. Contact SCE Local Planning Dept for more information.
  • WATER: This property is just outside of the BDVWA service area. So a well or hauled water would best suit this property. The BDVWA staff is a friendly, small office that may be able to refer you to the best alternative options.
  • SEWER: There are no municipal sewer lines in Johnson Valley. Septic, or an approved alternate source, is the way to go. And because of the sandy substrates, perc testing should be a breeze.
  • TRASH: There is no traditional trash service that comes out this far. Many residents haul their own trash to the designated County Waste Disposal Sites. This property is closest to the Landers Landfill and the Lucerne Valley (Camp Rock) Transfer Station. Some residents opt to hire a private contracting service to haul their trash away.

Note: All suggested utilities above are with our best recommendations for this lot. Buyer to verify local government regulations.

Purchase Information/Fees

Closing Fees

Seller typically pays for recording fees, natural hazard disclosure report, soil report, and transfer tax fees. Buyer typically pays all other closing costs. Price will vary depending on the closing method that the Buyer selects.

For cash sales, Buyer puts down a 10% EMD (earnest money deposit), which is credited towards the final amount at closing.

Document Fee

For cash buyers, an additional document fee of $199 will be added to the initial down payment. This is a non-refundable, one-time fee.

For monthly payment buyers, an additional document/account set-up fee of $399 will be added to the initial down payment. This is a non-refundable, one-time fee.

Miscellaneous Fee


Monthly installment payments include an additional note servicing fee of $37 and prorated property taxes. This will reflect in the total monthly payment. These are non-refundable, recurring fee.

Nearby Attractions & Cities

The ol girl did great again wheeling out in Johnson Valley during KOH this  year. It's always amazing how far a half decently built XJ will make it. I  do think it's
Off-roading at King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley OHV. Click here for photo credit.

Home of the world famous King of the Hammers competition, Johnson Valley, located in the Little San Bernardino Mountain Range of the Mojave Desert in Southern California, a small unincorporated community between Victor Valley and Morongo Basin areas, and is a varied landscape for the off-highway vehicle enthusiast. It is punctuated by steep, red, rocky mountains, rolling hills, open valley, dry lake beds and sandy washes. Elevations range from 2,300 feet at Melville Dry Lake and up to 4,400 feet at Hartwell Hills. The valley is bisected by State Hwy 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road.

With a population of about 440 residents, the humble community of Johnson Valley enjoys a quiet, rural setting with plenty of open spaces to admire. It is our rugged individualism that brings us here, and drives our desire to preserve and protect this valley we call home.

Johnson Valley is rich in history. Evidence of Native American habitation can be seen throughout the area. Legendary “Willie Boy” was tracked and met his final fate here. Rock Corral dates back to the early 1900’s, and was a place for cowboys to water down horses and cattle. Many of the original homestead cabins from the 1950’s still stand.

With regular activities and events scheduled at our Community Center, the off-road vehicle park to the north, and the many canyons to explore in the hills and mountains surrounding Johnson Valley, residents and visitors find plenty to do around here. If you visit Johnson Valley, please respect the residents and leave it the way you found it.

Now sit a spell and take a look around the Johnson Valley community website (click here). They have enough pages on that site to keep you as busy as a bee during the desert bloom. Go back 11,000 years and learn more about Johnson Valley’s ancient history by clicking right here.

World Famous, International, Annual King of the Hammers 2021

Destinations & experiences:
Integratron (15.8 miles)
Orchids Festival at Gubler Orchids Farm (16 miles)
King of the Hammers annual event at the Johnson Valley OHV area (23.6 miles)
Pioneertown Mountains Preserve (27.6 miles)
Pappy and Harriet’s Historical Restaurant, Bar, and Concert Venue (30 miles)
Joshua Tree Music Festival at the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground (30.4 miles)
Joshua Tree National Park – Park Blvd entrance (35.7 miles)
Copper Mountain Community College (37.3 miles)
29 Palms Marine Corps Base Entrance (42.9 miles)
Slash X Ranch Café (46.6 miles)
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (55.6 miles)
Palm Springs International Airport (59 miles)
Coachella Fest, Stagecoach Festival, and other world class events at the Empire Polo Club in Indio (76.2 miles)

Landers (17.7 miles)
City of Yucca Valley (27.2 miles)
Pioneertown (30 miles)
Joshua Tree (30.6 miles)
Big Bear Lake and All Season Mountain Communities (40.2 miles)
Victorville (45.1 miles)
City of 29 Palms (45.5 miles)
Palm Springs (53.1 miles)
Barstow (56.8 miles)
Los Angeles, CA (124 miles)
San Diego, CA (167 miles)
Las Vegas, NV (213 miles)

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