King of the Hammers

King of the Hammers 2024

Location: Johnson Valley, California, United States
Dates: January 18 – February 3, 2024

King of the Hammers, which takes place in Southern California’s Johnson Valley, is one of the world’s largest off-road races, combining Baja-style desert racing with extreme rock crawling.

The event, which runs for two weeks from late January into February, race has evolved from a dozen teams racing for bragging rights and a case of beer, to more than 530 teams competing before more than 80,000 fans in person and 2 million viewers online. 

Southeast Overland & Outdoor Expo Details

  • Event type: Race
  • Location: Johnson Valley, California
  • Venue: Hammertown (temporary event setup)
  • GPS: 34.413450, -116.508831
  • Organizer: Hammerking Productions
  • Event Website:

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