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I thought it would be cool to gather up all the trail write-ups from the SoCal area and link them all here. That way, those of us who aren't familiar with the runs can take a look at the pictures and see what we might like to run.

Please add to the list if you have or know of threads in the trail area and feel free to comment on what you think the difficulty or the recommended rig requirements might be to any trail we've got listed.


Cleghorn

Dishpan and Gold Mountain

John Bull

Asuza

Gold Mountain

Holcomb Creek

Main Divide Road

Borrego Springs

Mammoth

Bodie Hills

Hollister

John Bull in 4-hi

Dishpan and Cleghorn

John Bull

Lake Silverwood

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f23/bullfrog-trail-johnson-valley-ca-26544.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f23/last-chance-canyon-24744.html

Don't be shy guys, I know that we have a lot of seasoned wheelers here, opinions on trails would be great.
 

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great collection,

keep adding to this thread please.

As an aussie who's moving to san diego in the next couple of years, it's good to see the places i can drive when i get there
 

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Cleghorn - easy to moderate, great trail for new jeepers

Dishpan - Moderate 33s or bigger recomended

Gold Mountain - Moderate great stock jeep trail. bring a spare very sharp rocks

John Bull - moderate to difficult 33s or bigger recomended, one locker recomended. I added pics to the link

Asuza - easy to difficult pending on water level and weather. if you dont like mud stay away.

Holcomb Creek - very fun trail. can be done in stock form but 33s or bigger recomended. 2 sweet rock gardens on the trail

Main Divide Road - easy

Borrego Springs - easy to moderate from what i hear.
 

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If I've missed any threads about Cali trails guys, let me know and I'll stick them in the list.

By the way, not sure if Bodie Hills, Mammoth, or Hollister are SoCal trails, but I figured why not just add them.
 

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Pilot rock trail is a blue rated trail but I thought it was just easy and I'm stock with 31's. The trail provides beautiful views over Lake silverwood. It also has a couple of areas where you can really flex your suspension. The trail starts on Highway 138 east of Silverwood lake. It climbs up over and around the lake and then descends ending at Highway 173. Just before the end of the trail, there is a black diamond trail. More reports about the black diamond trail coming soon!!!
 

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Millers Jeep Trail up by Gorman, CA. The first 4 to 5 miles are pretty moderate but the last 1/2 or so it gets nasty, its hard w/o at least 2 in lift. Big bolkers and lose gravel along the way. Very nice mount views and ends up at Hungry Valley Park.
 

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Yes, the subforums got a face lift and all the links are bad. I haven't gone through and fixed them yet. I'll try to get to it in the next week or two.
 

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Went Saturday and ran Bullfrog Trail in Johnson Valley. Challenging trail for beginners like me, but was easy to moderate for experienced drivers with well equipped rigs.

My open diff four banger on 33's made it through all the spots that I attempted without having to be strapped or winched. All the credit goes to the guys who spotted.

There's a writeup or 2 on Myjeeprocks forum, I went with some of the members there.
 

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MOG I added your thread to the list above. That really is a cool place.

Tiny, I never new this thread existed. Good Idea but how do we get the links working again.
 

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I added a thread to a trail called Bronco Peak in the on the trail forum if you want to add a link to it here.
 

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We should get an email list together of SoCal jeepers, that way, if anyone is going out or planning a trip, just send an email to the group.

opinions?
Anyone want to organize it?
 

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At this point we are putting together a fall trip to the Cougar Buttes (Bullfrog and Cakewalk trails) area. But if you are wanting to plan a trip please post it up. You will be more likely to get a Socal group going than a statewide group. There are a lot of members from down there.
 

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For myself, the earlier you can post up or e-mail the trail run date/time, the better. I don't work well last minute. Usually a week to a month is not enough planning time - too many things going on.

I think it's a great idea - "e-mail group". Also posting trip well in advance.
 

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If I've missed any threads about Cali trails guys, let me know and I'll stick them in the list.

Bee Canyon out of Hemet. It starts off at 2000 ft. and ends up in Pine Cove, about 6000 ft.

Haven't done the trail yet but hope to be hitting it soon.

I think a SoCal group would be bitchin'.
My Jeep will be down for a little while (R&R motor, trans, gears) but let me know.
 

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If I've missed any threads about Cali trails guys, let me know and I'll stick them in the list.

Bee Canyon out of Hemet. It starts off at 2000 ft. and ends up in Pine Cove, about 6000 ft.

Haven't done the trail yet but hope to be hitting it soon.

I think a SoCal group would be bitchin'.
My Jeep will be down for a little while (R&R motor, trans, gears) but let me know.
Bee Canyon is a nice trail with great views. An easy drive that ends at a beautiful waterfall. Not sure how much water will be in the fall this time of year though...
 
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