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post #1 of 9 Old 12-03-2007, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question beginner trails near the L.A. area

so i've had my laredo for 3 mos and now have the urge to try out my first trail ride. i've got some pretty decent all terrain tires but still on stock suspension. not looking to do any crazy trail stuff, just something fun and easy to test out 4x4 mode.

can anyone recommend a few trails not too far from the L.A. (SFV) area?

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-04-2007, 07:35 AM
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hungry valley ohv, gorman, ca.
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post #3 of 9 Old 12-04-2007, 12:35 PM
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Theres some good trails off of little tujunga road of the 210 for just easy fire road type stuff. Google earth is a God send for that kind of stuff.

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the old ridge route over by quail lake has a lot of easy dirt roads to driva around on. but the thing with most dirt roads is that you don't need 4wd for them at all. i would have to agree that gormanprobably has what you are looking for.
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post #5 of 9 Old 12-04-2007, 01:37 PM
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Im also looking to try the jeep off road, tough i have a small lift and tires i want to test it out a bit before i go crazy.
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the old ridge route over by quail lake has a lot of easy dirt roads to driva around on. but the thing with most dirt roads is that you don't need 4wd for them at all. i would have to agree that gormanprobably has what you are looking for.
Also get this book. It is really has been great resource for me.
Theres a great trail off the old ridge route, i want to say the number is 7n23, i think. But me and a few friends did it 2 weeks ago, very fun with some good little side trails that 4low was actually needed!

Heres the pictures from our trip out there so you can kinda of get a feeling of what its like. Sorry i didnt get any pictures of the harder stuff... http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...eelin%2011-24/

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thanks guys, i'll look into all these suggestions. the gorman trail sounds interesting. i try to do that after the holidays and maybe there might even be a little snow around
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Theres some good trails off of little tujunga road of the 210 for just easy fire road type stuff. Google earth is a God send for that kind of stuff.
would you please provide some more details? I want to go check it out over there. Hours? Season? etc...
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its just Indian creek road, and the angales mountain highway. you can find them on google earth in no time. its pretty easy, you can spend as much time as you want and still get some great views, but you could spend a good 4-5 hours out there if you feel like it. Keyword... GoogleEarth, you'll find everything you need to know for free!

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