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