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Hello everyone, :wavey: I though I would start this thread because I searched in the 4x4 section to find out about good trails we can actually take our trucks on. :smileup: I would like and request that anyone that loves to go offroading in San Diego county or so-cal where they like to go and what kind of difficultly people would have with their trucks, whether or not this a Beginners Trail (can go solo), Moderate Trail (should probably bring a buddy just in case) or Extreme Trail (like I would be using my winch a lot in this trail) and if you think stock trucks would make it on that trail also (by stock I mean stock 4x2 or 4x4 street tires with only the stock lift or stock dealership lift kit). Another thing that would be great is if you could put the name of the trail and the GPS coordinates or street address of the trails entry point.

I just think that this would be a good sticky thread but have it by state and city and level of difficulty beginner, moderate or extreme.

Thank you to all that take the time to contribute to this thread if you do please give all information that you can on your favorite trail or trails and if reporting on more than one trail to make sure you use a dividing line or say trail 1 or trail 2, so on and so on so others aren't confused :smiley_thumbs_up:
 

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I have an easy fun one. It goes from Orange County to Riverside County over the Santa Ana Mountains through Cleveland National Forest. You will need four wheel drive but you will not need a lift. This run can be done alone. Start at the Maple Spring Truck Tail Gate at the very end of Silverado Canyon.
33°44'50.99"N
117°35'0.67"W. Follow the road which is paved for about 2 to 3 miles passed the gate. Turn left onto Main Divide Rd. and take that to Bedford Mountain Way.
33°45'44.50"N
117°33'2.58"W

At 33°47'57.10"N
117°31'55.48"W The road comes out at a golf course in a residential neighborhood at Weirick Rd in Corona right at the 15 and Temescal Canyon. It is about 12 miles as the crow flies but about 26 on the road. Beautiful scenery.


Tom's Farms is right there and I like to take the whole family and get some good food and have a good time.
http://shop.tomsfarms.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

Enjoy

John
 

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That is awesome see everyone this can be a very useful tool for all of us, thank you so much h2oman I have never been to this place and will definitely check it out soon, the scenery looks amazing can't wait to go :) also for others i have linked the trail into google incase you wanted to check it out here is the link

http://goo.gl/maps/Ekzes
 

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There are so many trails in SoCal, almost to many to list
Some trails also have other activities going on
like 4X4, quads, cycling, hiking

http://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/palomar-divide-road

http://www.topozone.com/states/California.asp?county=San+Diego&feature=Trail
oh yeah I know but I was hoping people would just put their favorite trails and what kind of difficulties a person would have, I see your from san diego also do you like to go offroading as well? would be cool to get a bunch of forum members together and go out offroading :) thanks for the links by the way !!
 

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The only off roading that i do is when i have to escort a semi truck into the boondocks to deliver a modular home, cranes & excavators to set power lines & things like the Border fence between the USA & Mexico.
I really dislike turning onto barely graded roads, unless i am getting paid to do it
 

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There is the idea of keeping some them hush hush, too many Enviro-nazis..

That being said, I have been in SoCal most my life, and am always down for a run in the desert/mud/hills!!!

Just not for a week or so, need a new 4wd actuator. LOL
 

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there use to be a spot out in santee with small and big hills behind the target...they closed it up and are building something on it :( .....and places not to far out that anyone knows of?
 

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Coxey Truck Trail

From the 15 take Main at Hesperia and head east to the mountains. Take a left at Rocksprings Rd. Stay straight and the road will turn to dirt and change to Roundup Way. Go right at Bowen Ranch RD.

34*25"16.14 N 117*07'53.40 W.
Stay left onto Coxey Truck Trail and pass the gate at Juniper Flats.

34*23'02.38 N 117*07'00.48 W
On the way.



Stay on Coxey Truck Trail for 11 miles and turn onto Rim of the World Rd. Stay straight for 2 miles and come out on Hwy 38 at Fawnskin.
34*17'03.16" N 116*58'06.27 W

You are now at Big Bear Lake in Fawnskin. I think the restaurants are better in Big Bear. But a lot of people rave about the North Shore Cafe in Fawnskin.

Depending on conditions 4WD may not be necessary. A lift is not needed. It's really fun when there is some snow around.

Hope you enjoy this fun ride.
 

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Yessir.
 

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Where do you typically go? I have been up to the El Paso Mtns a couple times but that is about it so far. Building up my recovery kit right now so I don't want to push it.
 

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O don't push it at all. Trails only. I go out to Barstow to shoot and do a lot around the Calico Mountains. Also, I hunt a lot out of Hesperia. Many trails around there.
 

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O don't push it at all. Trails only. I go out to Barstow to shoot and do a lot around the Calico Mountains. Also, I hunt a lot out of Hesperia. Many trails around there.
That's one of my favorite areas. Let me know when you head out that way again. Are you a SCORE member?
 

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No. No racing. Just hunting and fishing.
 

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Ah. Overlanding. It sounds like a lot of fun but I don't do it. Just day trips for me. You?
 

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Not yet but I am planning on it. Now that I have a vehicle to do it with I will be. They seem like a really active group. That is another reason why I need to get my ARL. They use hams for comms.

Headed out to Darwin Falls tomorrow.
 

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Once you start you should start at thread on the subject. It will be very popular I think.
 

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I don't know. There doesn't seem to be too many people here who use their 4wd trucks to actually 4wd with.

I bought mine specifically for hitting the trails. I was going to get a Jeep, but they were too impractical. A Jeep would have been great if I had a pickup already but I needed a truck so I chose to get one vehicle that could be both usable as a truck and a vehicle to hit the trails with.

I don't think there is enough interest to create a thread on the topic to be honest.
 
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