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post #1 of 8 Old 06-28-2011, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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SD Stock-able Trails?

Hey Guys, I got a stock ZJ here and was wondering if anyone could point me out to some good stock friendly trails in San Diego. Im looking for something a stock rig could handle but still have fun and enjoy.

Ive been looking around and seeing Pancake rock? and Coral Canyon? but not sure how a stock ZJ would handle.

Live in Rancho Bernado so anything with in 50 miles or so would be great.

Any info would be awesome and very much appreciated!!!!

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-29-2011, 12:24 AM
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You might want to look at Santa Isabel Creek Trail in Ramona - its a good easy trail to get started. Also look at Oriflamme Canyon and Rodriquez Canyon, Elliott Mine. I've done all of those. I did Pancake Rock, great trail but you'll likely drag in a few places. I'm in RB also, so PM me if you want more info.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-29-2011, 10:18 AM
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From what I've seen recently the road up to Pancake Rock is a challenge for a built rig, I'd pass on that for now. There's a local group, SDJeepin, with a bunch of stockers or close to stock and they get out fairly regularly, good people, some of us went to a meet-n-greet with them a month or so ago. Hopefully we can get some stock level runs together here too, altough it's getting pretty toasty, 115 out in the desert yesterday

In SD County there are dozens of "Truck Trails", barely maintained roads to gain access to remote areas, perfect for stockers, most good maps show them. Otay, Black Mountain, Nate Harrison Grade on Palomar for a few.

Corral Canyon has a couple of "trails" that a stocker can handle. If you have decent all-terrain tire like BFG's for instance, you could possibly run a trail like Sidewinder depending on your clearance and the condition of the trail, and if you have tow hooks and someone to pull you

Out in the desert there are hundreds of spots that a stocker can run especially if you want to do some hiking and exploring. Canyon sin Nombre, Fish Creek, Vallecito Creek, Dos Cabezas, Calcite Mine, Rodriguez Canyon, Truckhaven Road, Texas Gulch, Slot Canyon, almost anywhere in Ocotillo Wells area, just to name a few

Pick up a couple of the SD County Backcountry maps, most major sporting goods and hiking/backpacking stores sell them
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-29-2011, 04:21 PM
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My buddy and I have run pancake rock several times in the last few months, and his stock TJ handled the trail with no problems. You just need to be patient and pick your lines. If you are inexperienced it can be difficult.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-30-2011, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys,That helps a ton!!! I will definitely look into SDJEEPIN, would love to meet other jeepers and not just my uncle and his friend. And Rrw600, I'm sure i have seen you around in RB but not to sure, when there are quite a few tj's around, but if you every see a red stock zj with black rims that's me.
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does anyone have a trail guide or info on pancake rock? im looking for a place to go this coming weekend

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-11-2011, 08:44 PM
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does anyone have a trail guide or info on pancake rock? im looking for a place to go this coming weekend
Heres some info from a trip last fall. Back then it was pretty much a dirt road but there have been differing reports on the trail condition recently.

go a few pages before and after that date and there are some pictures

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There's a few trails up here that I know of that you can wheel a stocker with no problem.

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