Located in the Stoddard Valley OHV Area just south of the town of Barstow, CA, the Achy-Breaky is a “difficult” rated Jeep trail that circumvents the base of a small mountain called Watkins Peak. What this trail lacks in scenery is definitely made up for in all the fun and challenging side canyons that you get to climb up and descend along the way. While there are bypasses to all the hardest obstacles, if you’re coming out to play, you need to know that the rocks and ledges here are big, mean and tire eating sharp. For a Jeep JK Wrangler, I would have to say that 2.5″ of lift, 35″ tires, tow points, rocker guards and factory skid plates are must. Of course, if you’re lucky enough to have lockers, all the better. The official loop is only 6.2 miles long but making your way through the network of criss-crossing trails can be tough even with a GPS and, depending on the size of your group and their skill level, you can easily expect this trail to take at least 4 to 5 hours to complete.
In this full length video, you will get to see what running the Achy-Breaky is like as we highlight a run we did toward the end of last year with our good friends Trail Bud, sm_rubi and Blonda. Simply click on the screen or link below to see it now:
Project-JK Achy-Breaky Jeep Trail Run VIDEO
If you would like to see photos from our Achy-Breaky Jeep Trail run, click on the link below: