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Old 11-03-2010, 10:48 AM   #31
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All right well, here are pictures and the GPS track from a run we did on 10/9/10 to Last Chance Canyon / Bickel Camp / Schmidt Camp / Schmidt Tunnel / Mesquite Canyon. Last Chance Canyon is rated difficult, but is really moderate for a Jeep and there are bypasses to everything. Bickel Camp and Schmidt Camp/Tunnel are nice historic scenic stops if you've never seen them.

And here are pictures and the GPS track for a run we did on 10/23/10 to Cleghorn. Cleghorn is also rated difficult, but again, is moderate for a Jeep. There's an easy dirt road bypass to everything, although sometimes you don't realize how difficult a section is until you're already committed, so if you're unfamiliar with this trail scope out the offshoots before committing. Sometimes this takes a bit of hiking.

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #32
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There are a couple trails down by (outside) San Diego area, located off Hwy 8. Corral Canyon offers trails from mild to wild. To name a couple. Gunslinger Sidewinder Bronco Peak Bronco Peak Connector (3A) (expect body damage on this [3A] trail) Take I-8 East to Buckman Springs Road (Exit 51). Go south on Buckman Springs Road about 3.25 miles. Just past the Forest Service facility there will be a right turn with signs for Corral Canyon OHV area. Turn right there and follow the road to the Four Corners. N32 43.468 W116 33.552 Be advised that if you park your tow vehicle in this area you will need a State Park "Adventure Pass"

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:24 PM   #33
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There are other trails that I frequent too; like the "squeeze, heart attack hill, devils drop-off. all in the Anza Borrego State parks.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:40 PM   #34
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I went out to Indian Truck trail, Holy Jim and N. Main Divide. They are all still closed as of last weekend. Didnt check Black Star Canyon but I dont see that one coming open anytime soon anyway.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:12 AM   #35
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Out in the east side of Ls Padres NF along lockwood valley rd pretty much all the trails are still closed and will be till May according to tge ranger station. I believe Hungry Valley is OHV park is open but I didnt stop to check. This was asof 3/14
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I was told by a friend of mine that Holy Jim was reopened all the way back up to the end of the trail. Havent confirmed I am going to try the second weekend up april
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:10 AM   #37
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Thanks for the thread, can't wait to get back and into the new jeep. These deployments just don't go by fast enough!
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #39
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Anyone heading out this weekend? Sep 3rd or 4th

I'm in the Temecula area and would like to head out with a group if anyone's hitting the trail. Still new to jeep'n so I'm eager to learn some trail locations. I've got a lightly modified TJ running 31's and a 2 1/2 BB, 1.25 BL, and tummy tucker. Still plenty on my shopping list! Let me know... the trails are a calling!
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There are other trails that I frequent too; like the "squeeze, heart attack hill, devils drop-off. all in the Anza Borrego State parks.
I've been trying to get my gear and necessities together (and a little more practice) to hit these areas. Have heard of it being pretty sketchy on a few spots.
- Think a stock TJ on 31's would be able to do it?

If i remember correctly from my research the trail ends by Fish Creek/Canyon? - been trying to get out there too. (pictures look amazing)
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I've been trying to get my gear and necessities together (and a little more practice) to hit these areas. Have heard of it being pretty sketchy on a few spots.
- Think a stock TJ on 31's would be able to do it?

If i remember correctly from my research the trail ends by Fish Creek/Canyon? - been trying to get out there too. (pictures look amazing)
Ive done the squeeze and heart attack hill...both can definitely be done in a stock rig. The squeeze is fairly simple with a spotter and heart attack hill is more intimidating than anything.
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Ive done the squeeze and heart attack hill...both can definitely be done in a stock rig. The squeeze is fairly simple with a spotter and heart attack hill is more intimidating than anything.
Sounds good and thanks for the info.
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I did both obisticals with a stock YJ with worn, flat leaf springs and 31" All Terrain tires. Had no problems. Like Constable stated, a good spotter is key. Good luck and have fun.

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Thanks Jeff. Going to get a trip planned soon. Boosted the confidence with the leaf springs comment.
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I took my family out over Christmas break and while we skiped the 'squeeze' and HAH (both previouslt done with stock LJ) I went in from further south on S2 and headed past the mud caves, down (up on return trip) Diablo Drop Off and thru Sandstone canyon. All very doable with a stock jeep. 1 Spot in Sandstone Canyon requires some thought or a spotter but nothing terrible. This was a day long adventure with stops to explore and eat lunch. Have fun.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:13 AM   #46
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im located in orange county new to jeeping and hopping to get wheeling as much as possible glad to find all these trails.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #47
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Onyx Summit has became one of my favorite trails in the Big Bear area, 2N01 to Heartbreak Ridge. 33" min and rear locker suggested. These trails have such a variety of rock gardens and rutted trails around,
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"Locker-required" Baja trails

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Hiking and Trails of Anza-Borrego

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Mormon Rocks I-15@Cajon Pass

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Joshua Tree National Park - Berdoo Canyon Rd. @Dillon Rd., Desert Hot Springs

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What's a nice easy newbie trail near Los Angeles? I haven't taken my YJ out yet, it's all stock tho
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What's a nice easy newbie trail near Los Angeles? I haven't taken my YJ out yet, it's all stock tho
Los Angeles does not have many 4WD trails I can think of. In Lakewood, I did some hardcore crawling with a guy in his backyard - it lies adjacent to a green-zone with powerlines and a nursery/(legal) plant farm.

But, for serious 4WD Trails near Los Angeles, I would suggest Hungry Valley near Castaic Lake or just make the drive to the desert from where you are located.
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I live in Downey. Kool thx
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Lytle Creek/Angeles Natl Forest was the closest for you, but that area is now closed. Now, it would have to be Cleghorn Rd. at the Cajon Pass/I-15.

Cleghorn Ridge Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia
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Lytle Creek/Angeles Natl Forest was the closest for you, but that area is now closed. Now, it would have to be Cleghorn Rd. at the Cajon Pass/I-15.

Cleghorn Ridge Trail - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia
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I'm glad I ran across this. I am going to be moving to the Azusa area in the beginning of May, and was worried I wouldn't find anywhere to go. Thanks!
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