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Finding a simple trail in so cal

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by NetMonkey, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Hey all,

    the tacoma is the first 4x4 that i have owned and i was looking to find a simple trail that i could test out the truck on. maybe a place that needs a truck, but that doesnt need a 4x4. i want to concentrate more on getting a feel for the 4 wheel drive and how to operate all the 4x4 features of the truck rather than worrying about the technicalities of the trail.

    so, does anyone know of a simple trail in so cal (near los angeles) that i could do this on?

    thanks :)
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    Angeles forest would probably be the closest, but most of it is probably closed cause of the fires. San Francisquito Canyon or one of the surrounding trails are good trail to start off with, nothing technical or difficult, or if you dont mind driving a little farther out then hit up Gorman theres something for everyone
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    Big Bear has something for everyone!
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    i see... so anyone of these roads off of San Francisquito Canyon road?

    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Santa+Clarita&state=CA&address=%5B29100-29191%5D+San+Francisquito+Canyon+Rd&zipcode=91390&country=US&latitude=34.4806&longitude=-118.54185&geocode=STREET
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Dude! You should have came to Cleghorn with us on Saturday. Its perfect. Just a main fire road with bypasses ranging from easy to difficult. I reccomend that place.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    i would have liked to, but i had lots of stuff going on last weekend. next time for sure :)
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    glad you got rid of the nissan, all of the trails that we do you can do with your truck. we would not lead you in the wrong direction. come out to the next trail run and have fun.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    hurry up and get your front fenders color matched. It will look 10x better :)
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    +11 ;)

    Do it before every panel on my truck needs to be 'color matched' - I'll feel better. :rolleyes:
     
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    f u
     
  11. Sep 22, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    Oh my!? :eek:
     
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    Last run I did up there was 6n24 to 7n01 , if you take it north until it ends you end up near Lake Hughes. Its pretty easy run, theres a few bypasses but for the most part its easy.

    Or like some of the others have mentioned Cleghorn is a cool run, just a farther drive if your coming from LA
     
  13. Sep 22, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    awesome, thanks :)

    BTW, this map is helpful:
    http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/recreation/maps/mvum_newsprint_saugus09222008.pdf
     
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    yup, and yup :)
     
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    Funny you say that... I was just thinking how lucky I am that my gallie likes to go with me and how it's too bad (sometimes) that guys don't bring their women. I just got back from a killer camping/wheeling/hot springs/fishing trip that would have been good with another couple or two.

    Congrats and just don't forget to warn her when you are going to 'six flags' - in other words when it may get a little crazy. My gal has yet to tell me we need to turn around - on out last one, I had to say it cause I didn't want her to get burned out on spotting.

    EDIT: Here're some pics:
     
  18. Sep 23, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    Dude your truck is freakin killer!!! Next time your looking for another couple to head up the mountain with shoot me a PM. My wife and I love to camp and fish.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sounds good! I will!
     
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    i might be interested in going.
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