New Jeep - Need to try a trail - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > California Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-01-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
Newb
 
estim8d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Burbank
Posts: 14
New Jeep - Need to try a trail

Hey all, Just picked up a 09 unlimited 6pd. I'm in the SFV(Burbank). Is there any mild/beginner/noob trails I can warm up on?

In the process of deciding on what to do for tires/wheels/lift etc., but wanted to try it out of the box.

Thanks!

estim8d is offline   Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,775
First, welcome to the forum.

Second, great idea to go find out what it does stock. You can always decide how much of a build to do after taking it out first.

Third, not so sure about that far up north but there are some great trails that stock jeeps can handle down San Diego/Imperial county way. There are some folks on the forum from SB/Riverside county too and they may know more about the easier trails up there.

Enjoy your Jeep!

stevens243 is offline   Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
turdhurdler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hemet, CA Hemet is Heaven...
Posts: 7,416
Send a message via AIM to turdhurdler
Not sure how far you want to drive, but there are a few trails in Santa Barbara area. You can try Santa Ynez Peak (easy rating) or Caliente Springs (easy) and also Pronghorn Trail (moderate rating) I got these trail listings from a book called Guide to California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails. Recommended buy (Amazon.com: Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails: Charles A. Wells: Books) Good luck and let us know how the Jeep does.

Jeff
__________________
Mall crawlin' in 4 Lo.
turdhurdler is offline   Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #4
Newb
 
estim8d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Burbank
Posts: 14
Awesome!

Thanks for the help. I'll check that book out and I am sure I can find an excuse to make it up to Santa Barbara =)

Dave
estim8d is offline   Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
MrBash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
Posts: 345
Take the 5 North to hwy 14. Exit Sand Canyon road - turn right. Drive down about six miles or so and you'll get to a dirt roadonthe left. The road is called Santa Clara Divide road. It's a 30 mile trail that will takeyou to HWY 2 Angeles Crest.

Also, you can goto Hungry Valley OHV area to try it out. They have a practice area there.

5 North about one hour from Burbank. Exit Gorman turn left. Then turn right and head over to Hungry Valley OHV Area.
__________________
Who Needs Lockers
Hye Krawlers Jeep Club
MrBash is offline   Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 09:38 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Joe Dirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Murrieta, CA
Posts: 1,078
Check out Sidekick off road. They make these cool $3 trail maps for dang near everywhere.
__________________
2013 Wrangler 2D, 3.6L, Automatic, 3.73 Gears, Limited slip in the rear, Teraflex 2" lift, 285/75/16 tires, LOD bumper & 8K winch, 2M Ham radio.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf- George Orwell
Joe Dirt is offline   Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 10:31 AM   #7
Newb
 
estim8d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Burbank
Posts: 14
Santa Clara Divide Road

We tried out the Santa Clara Divide Road and had a great time- thanks!

Here are a couple photos - sorry for the poor quality(iphone)





estim8d is offline   Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 01:36 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
donnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Simi Valley, Ca., Taylorsville, Ut
Posts: 222
Send a message via MSN to donnie
With the fact that we also have a new Wrangler, I just ordered a couple of books from Amazon.
Get some idea of where to try it out first.

__________________
09 Sahara Hardtop 4 spd auto
Class of '09 driven by Class of '48

donnie

K7UTA
donnie is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Save Tellico tazmann910 Land Use Forum 19 03-06-2009 09:39 PM
NEW Aussie Locker For Dana 30 Jeep Differentials (IL) BUSAFREAK Classifieds Archive 13 01-22-2008 09:39 PM
My 1st Long Trail Ride: Mud and a Broken Jeep steveshra On The Trail 12 10-14-2007 07:27 PM
The 27th Annual Hump N Bump mr4x4 Off-Topic 5 09-08-2007 09:17 AM
Review from the 2006 Hot Springs Jeep Jamboree jeeptales On The Trail 0 12-12-2006 12:38 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC