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anderson5290 09-11-2010 11:17 PM

Trails in Southern California
 
where are some good offroading trails in southern california? i live in corona and im looking for something close thats pretty hard around this area. anybody know of any places??

91YJRockCrawler 09-12-2010 01:04 PM

how close do you want?...big bear has some fun trails for the summer time, johnson valley has some real hard trails, and truckhaven has some good trails

530ktm 09-13-2010 11:26 AM

I am not familiar with Truck Haven. Where is this area?

NakedJeeper 09-13-2010 08:57 PM

Truckhaven is near Salton Sea. Famous for the TDS Safari events.

edmond 09-14-2010 03:28 PM

Arrowhead has some nice trails too. A little closer than BB.

_KONG_ 09-14-2010 03:33 PM

Try going to cleghorn, it has some kind of hard lines you can take but nothing too hard. And if you want to keep going you can continue on 2n17x towards lake arrowhead for some harder stuff. You can get there in about 30min from corona

anderson5290 09-15-2010 02:33 AM

Can i get some directions or like a map to some of these places?

_KONG_ 09-15-2010 09:18 AM

The best place I found that will give you maps and directions and lists most of the trails is dirtopia.com. I like to save the google maps links that way you can se how trails link together and you can plan out a route

Joe Dillard 09-15-2010 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by anderson5290 (Post 10110146)
where are some good offroading trails in southern california? i live in corona and im looking for something close thats pretty hard around this area. anybody know of any places??

Is your profile up to date?

If so, you'll want to avoid Johnson Valley/Hammers trails like the plague.

cvd 09-20-2010 10:56 PM

1) Get the Charles Wells book - Amazon.com: Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (9780966497649): Charles A. Wells: Gateway

2) Pick a couple trails from the book; then down load the GPS waypoints - GPS Downloads : FunTreks Guidebooks

3) Look into a local club - California Association of 4WD Clubs, Inc. :: Clubs

MJDriver 10-07-2010 01:20 PM

I haven't run it, but there is a trail behind Irvine, called Holy Jim. It starts on Live Oak, just south of O'Neill Park. You need a Forest Adventure Pass ($30 from Big 5). I think that trail can lead to the top of Saddleback Mountain.

XJohnnyC 10-07-2010 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by 91YJRockCrawler (Post 10111891)
big bear has some fun trails for the summer time

What's wrong with Big Bear in the winter?? I can't wait to do some snow wheeling. Snow and ice just make the trails more challenging...and fun.

MasterC 10-08-2010 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by MJDriver (Post 10246154)
I haven't run it, but there is a trail behind Irvine, called Holy Jim. It starts on Live Oak, just south of O'Neill Park. You need a Forest Adventure Pass ($30 from Big 5). I think that trail can lead to the top of Saddleback Mountain.

I go to Holy Jim all the time with my friend and you don't need a Forest Adventure Pass. That's only if you're going to be parking your car there in the little lot at the end.

That being said, Holy Jim is pretty fun and easy. The main trail isn't extreme, but the side trails can get difficult. A good time to visit is after it rains (like it did recently) as there's huge puddles to drive through.

Another good trail is the Main Divide. This is the trail that eventually takes you to Santiago Peak, which is the tallest point in Orange County.

MurdaJs 10-08-2010 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MJDriver (Post 10246154)
I haven't run it, but there is a trail behind Irvine, called Holy Jim. It starts on Live Oak, just south of O'Neill Park. You need a Forest Adventure Pass ($30 from Big 5). I think that trail can lead to the top of Saddleback Mountain.

The Holy Jim side doesnt make it to the top, believe me. It narrows down so much that a motoxer ahead of me turned around, and I had to back up over a mile before I could turn around :laugh:

The road to the top starts in the little town of silverado. It is closed during bad weather and maintenance though.

IEcrawlerTJ01 04-16-2011 03:26 PM

Hey man. I'm in Elsinore. Pm me. Lot o local hardcore stuff right here Not even twenty mins from you Hahah.

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