Discovery Points

The Jawbone Region is home to a wealth of historical man-made and natural treasures. Be sure to explore a few on your next trip!

Bickel Camp

Bickel Camp This depression-era mining camp was founded by Walt Bickel in 1934. Walt mined placer gold in the area using unique tools and methods

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Blue Point

Blue Point Blue Point resides at the intersection of Jawbone Canyon Rd. and SC176 at the mouth of Alphie Canyon. This unique section of land is

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Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel

Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel Located 7 miles east of Highway 14 via EP15, the tunnel was featured on the  television series California’s Gold. William Henry “Burro”

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Cal City MX Park

Cal City MX Park Cal City MX Park is a family-owned and operated motocross facility in California City. It includes two tracks, a concession stand,

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Cyrus Canyon MX Park

Cyrus Canyon MX Park Located northeast of Lake Isabella, Cyrus Canyon OHV Park, operated by Sequoia National Forest, consists of a small, flat area (for

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Harts Place

Harts Place This property began its life as a product of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” as a trading post and meeting place for

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Indian Wells Canyon

Indian Wells Canyon Located northwest of the junction of Highway 14 and Highway 178, this canyon contains scenic hiking trail and is a favorite spot

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Rand Mining District

Rand Mining District The Rand Mining District consists of the communities of Randsburg, Johannesburg, Atolia, and Red Mountain. The discovery of gold in 1895 at the

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Robber’s Roost

Robber’s Roost Located southwest of the junction of Highway 14 and Highway 178, the “roost” consists of a massive piece of granite with many crags,

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San Antonio Mine

San Antonio Mine Located just east of SC176, the discovery of gold in 1887 brought a renewal of mining activity to the Kelso Valley area. A small,

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The Black Pipe

The Black Pipe The Black Pipe, about 3 miles west of Jawbone Station on Jawbone Canyon Rd. is part of the original Los Angeles Aqueduct,

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Walker Pass

Walker Pass In 1830, Joseph Walker became the first Caucasian to travel through the pass. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) crosses the highway here,

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Museums and Visitor Centers

Borax Visitor Center
14886 Borax Road
Boron, CA 93516
(760) 762-7588 | Visit:
Open Tuesday – Saturday | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

China Lake Museum Foundation
1 Pearl Harbor Way
China Lake, CA 93556
(760) 939-3530 | Visit:
Open Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jawbone Station Visitor Center
28111 Jawbone Canyon Road
Mojave, CA 93501
(760) 373-1146 | Learn more:
Open Daily except Christmas | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Maturango Museum
100 East Las Flores Avenue
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-6900 | Visit: 
Open Monday- Saturday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Sundays | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Twenty Mule Team Museum
26962 Twenty Mule Team Road
Boron, CA 93516
(760) 762-5810 – Visit:
Open Daily 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Keep Our Desert Beautiful

Please respect the natural and historic landmarks found here. Leave No Trace; do not litter, loot, or vandalize, and report any such activities to law enforcement. Please respect all fences and no trespassing signs. Enjoy our desert lands responsibly and respectfully.

Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

Founder of the Friends of Jawbone (FOJ)

Friends of Jawbone is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3). If you or your business would like to support Friends of Jawbone, please click here.

Special Thanks To:

Please join us in thanking our Business Supporters:



Southern California Overland Trail Association


Please join us in thanking the sponsors of our 25th Moose Anderson Day:

Bureau of Land Management
Karl’s Hardware
CSI Electrical Contractors

Andrew & Cherie Holloway
RSI Petroleum
Bank of the Sierra
Green Tea Garden
Dave & Shelly Hammersmith
Crystal Geyser
Kern County Search and Rescue

Peak Productions
West Best Pizza
Mojave Off Road Adventures
Jawbone Canyon Store
Fun Time ATV Rentals

Jawbone Channel
Doug & Katie Varner
Crystal Geyser
Doug and Katie Varner

Indian Wells Brewery
Waste Management

Jawbone Crazy
Friends of Oceano Dunes
Biker Kings
Alta One
Point Mugu 4×4 Club
Mojave Gold
Happy Trails Data Management
IMC Real Estate