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 miners and travelers. Harts Place burned to the ground in the 1950s and was never rebuilt. In 2017, Friends of Jawbone purchased the Harts Place property to establish a permanent connection between the OHV route networks of the Jawbone area and the El Paso Mountains that straddle both sides of Highway 14. Now, Harts Place exists as another important gateway to the trails we all know and enjoy.

You can find this Discovery Point via GPS at N35.5008, W117.9490, or in section I-9 with the Jawbone Canyon OHV Map.

Dedicated to Ed Waldheim

Founder of the Friends of Jawbone (FOJ)

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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