Berdoo Canyon, Joshua Tree Park - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 10-02-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
SoCalJK
Registered User
 
SoCalJK's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange
Posts: 1,456
Berdoo Canyon, Joshua Tree Park

Has anyone done this trail? It is rated 4 and I was wondering if there would be any problems with a stock JK 4-door Sahara


2007 Sahara Unlimited
4x4, Auto, Jeep Green, Tow Package, Soft top, 3 inch spring lift, MBRP Catback
SoCalJK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-03-2007, 12:01 AM
redrock53
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Centaral Coast of California
Posts: 11
Jk Berdoo is not difficult

I just got my flame red JK rubi unlimited last month. So I can't speak about doing it in a jeep. I did drive it two years ago in my stock 97 4runner. It was pretty easy, I drive slow, slow enough to often change my mind and pick another line. I did meet a CJ with four passengers heading the opposite way near the end of the trail in the park itself. At this point I wondered if I would need the capability of the jeep to finish the run into the park. A little ways further and I discovered that I had already covered the hardest parts. I look forward to trying some of the more difficult trails now that I have the JK. I think the clearance will make a big difference on the more difficult trails. I did take the 4runner on the Bradshaw, Red Canyon and the Pinkham the same week. Lots of sand so be ready to air down. I would imagine all these would be easy in the jeep.

RedRock53
redrock53 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 10-03-2007, 12:04 AM
redrock53
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Centaral Coast of California
Posts: 11
Jk

RedRock53 [/QUOTE]

I feel more like I do now then I did before!

Last edited by redrock53; 10-06-2007 at 02:26 PM.
redrock53 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 10-03-2007, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
SoCalJK
Registered User
 
SoCalJK's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange
Posts: 1,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by redrock53
I feel more like I do now then I did before!

Thanks Redrock. I feel more comfortable now. Will let you know how the JK went when we get back.

2007 Sahara Unlimited
4x4, Auto, Jeep Green, Tow Package, Soft top, 3 inch spring lift, MBRP Catback
SoCalJK is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 10-03-2007, 06:24 PM
sabu
Registered User
1983 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: La Quinta
Posts: 124
Garage
Cj

Don't be discouraged when you start out. There's a shooting area at the enterance that's loaded with trash. But it cleans up as soon as you get to some wheelin'.

There's actually some history to the trailhead and some remains of a slab city. It's just been littered to h***.
sabu is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 10-04-2007, 09:00 PM
Russ Chung
Member
 
Russ Chung's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 248
I ran down Berdoo Canyon from Joshua Tree in August (night run). There were a few difficult obstacles but they all had bypasses. A stock JK Unlimited that took the bypasses could run the entire trail in 2 wheel drive.

This is an example of an obstacle but it has a bypass:


Most of the trail looks like this:


And there is lots of junk in the lower part of the canyon:

If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk!
KI6MLU
Russ Chung is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 10-05-2007, 10:40 PM
roadking
Registered User
 
roadking's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Indio, CA.
Posts: 712
It's been a year since I took this trail, but overall it's very easy. Bad rains could make it tougher and there was a storm there last month. There is one section that may require you use 4wd, otherwise an easy trail. The comments about junk at the bottom are true...but once past that it's nice, especailly once in J-Tree. Plus...no place to pay the park fee if you go in and out on the trail. I've seen stock CR-V's do it...go for it and have fun. J-Tree is a great park.

Gotten Savvy! Awaiting Tummy Tuck ;-)

http://video.google.com:80/videoplay...379&pr=goog-sl

65 million firearms owners killed no one yesterday - Assault is a behavior, not a device.
roadking is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 10-06-2007, 10:26 AM
Humboldt
Registered User
 
Humboldt's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,119
If thats the trail Im thinking, I use to use it as a short cut to Palm Springs when I was stationed in 29 Palms. Would save me 10 minutes or so and I got to wheel a bit. That was on a TJ with a budget boost and 31s.
Humboldt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Tree run 28 or 29 Nov? BaddAndy Washington Jeep Forum 33 12-02-2009 05:45 AM
New Trail/Mud park in Oak Park Ga Ironworker709 South East USA 1 09-09-2009 02:22 PM
OK THE X-MAS tree run is on cmyjeep Washington Jeep Forum 67 12-14-2008 11:13 PM
Recommendations for Joshua Tree? distantdog California Jeep Forum 9 10-15-2008 07:03 PM
Did Berdoo Canyon yesterday SoCalJK California Jeep Forum 2 03-04-2008 03:53 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome