San Diego Area Question - Bronco Peak & Sidewinder Trails, Lake Morena Camping? -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Four Wheeling Forums > Wheelin' Neighborhood > South West USA > California Jeep Forum > SanDiego > San Diego Area Question - Bronco Peak & Sidewinder Trails, Lake Morena Camping?

Smittybilt Hard Tops @ Oconee Off-Road! 706-534-9955XHD Heavy-Duty Hood Latches for JK and TJ available at OcoFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options!

Unread 02-15-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
Web Wheeler
cvd's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 1,109
San Diego Area Question - Bronco Peak & Sidewinder Trails, Lake Morena Camping?

Any comments on this weekend trip Iím planning for my club? We would camp at Lake Morena, and run Bronco Peak and Sidewinder trails. From the descriptions Iíve read and youtube's Iíve seen; they look like good, moderately difficult trails (i.e. like John Bull or Gold Mtn near Big Bear). The campground looks like a great base camp, where we can kill time fishing when not running trails. Any comments on this area (i.e. is it worth the 3+ hour drive for our group)?


cvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Over there
Posts: 3,387
In the Coral Canyon OHV area you'll find enough trails to easily eat up a Saturday and then some. Sidewinder is a great trail; short with some moderately difficult parts to it. Bronco Peak has 2 completely different sides. The main part of the trails is easy to moderate in places with some good views from the top. The backside, also called the connector, is extremely difficult. Lockers and 33's (most will say 35's) are pretty much required. Gunslinger is a trail that I haven't run but Steve (Stvdiego) and Jeff (jbolty) have run. Supposed to be pretty easy.

All in all its worth the drive just to experience something different. If ya don't mind a few others maybe post the date up here.

Here is us going through the trails:

Sorry about the audio on some videos. Youtube pulled it.



San Diego Group
Jeebs is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-16-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
Jerry Bransford
Do it right or not at all
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Escondido, California, California
Posts: 60,360
I haven't done the backside of Bronco Peak but from what some of my clubmembers have experienced there, it can be pretty tough. Two of them spent a VERY cold night there last year waiting for parts.
Getting Savvy...

Coolest offroad magazine ever! CRAWL Magazine

When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-16-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
Registered User
2007 WK 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Yermoms house
Posts: 2,282
The campground is kind of a ghost town....and the lake is pretty much dried up, but its close to the trails. Park Ranger did warn us about locals coming in when people are gone/sleeping and stealing stuff....
2007 WK Overland
5.7 Hemi, 18% tint, baby seats
2000 F350 PSD CC LB
2001.5 B5S4 500awhp gutted track car
2002 WJ Limited
4.7 HO, 6.5" LA, 37's, JK 44's SOLD
CaribouLouWJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.