Kiosk A is a starting point for many of the hikes that members of the Friends of Juniper Flats enjoy. The area includes access to Riparian woodlands with native grapevines and stunning views. Kiosk A is located on Grape Vine Canyon Road (JF3225) that traverses from the High Desert Floor to Rd 3N14 … Continue reading BLM Kiosk A – Grape Vine Canyon Rd. – Juniper Flats – San Bernardino County, California
Come join us for a Easy to Moderate 3 mile hike to Arrastre Falls. The hike will feature Arrastre Falls and a view over looking Victor Valley during sunset and full moon. We will walk down into Arrastre Canyon and along Power Line Road in Juniper Flats Recreation Area to experience the sights and sounds of the Mojave Desert as the evening approaches.
The Mojave Group of the Sierra Club and The Friends of Juniper Flats kicked off the new year with a group hike to Arrastre Falls on January 6, 2018.
In 2017 the Friends of Juniper Flats continued to work through many challenges including restoration of closed routes, installing open route signs, and mapping proposed hiking trails. With support from our members, we were able to increase awareness of the area and its resources. Friends of Juniper Flats worked with the Bureau of Land Management … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review
by Dean Greenwalt Many who enjoy Arrastre Canyon and Juniper Flats may not be aware that they are accessing via the historic Van Dusen Rd. route. The route went easterly from Hesperia along Rock Springs Rd. After dropping down towards Tussing Ranch Rd., it headed south into Arrastre Canyon generally along current Bowen Ranch Rd. … Continue reading Historic Van Dusen Rd
By Dean Greenwalt In the early Twenties, Warren and Gertie Bowen and their five children were living in Los Angeles. Their son Glenn had become sickly after having gotten pneumonia and losing a lung. The doctor advised moving him to a drier climate, and so they first considered moving to Palm Springs to raise fruit. … Continue reading Early History of Bowen Ranch
Several Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff members set up a registration table in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Juniper Flats Area. Under a shade canopy, the table was stacked with a hundred National Public Lands Day (NPLD) t-shirts, some information about the area and 3 sign … Continue reading National Public Lands Day Success