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Newb looking for trails so cal

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by HRDTACO, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    HRDTACO

    HRDTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Like it says I've been wanting to take my taco off road... but have never been off road in a truck. i want to know where any trails are around here for beginners. I am looking to take my truck out with my friend who has a 4x4 ranger (lifted), and with my other buddy who should be picking up a stock jeep! i already know that i shouldn't go alone. we all have never been wheeling before!!

    by the way i would like to be somewhere near wrightwood as i have a cabin up there.

    my truck is a v6 pre runner AC with a 3" lift and 285 tires if that matters any lol thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    from Wrightwood, you could drop down the backside of the 18 and head into Johnson Valley OHV...

    there, you have Lucerne Valley which is prerunner friendly, and Cougar Buttes in the same area for your buddies with the 4x4s for some good rock crawling...

    off hwy 18, go north on Bessemer Mine Road about a mile and you will come to Soggy Lake which is the big dry lake bed... there are outhouses there and you will likely find other campers and wheelers out there...

    go north on Bessemer Mine Road from the lake bed and you will find yourself in the open desert and crossing the big offroad race course out there...

    go northwest from the lake bed and you will find Cougar Buttes for rock crawling...
     
  3. Aug 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    HRDTACO

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    Awesome thanks for the help! I'm definitely going to use this information. Much appreciated!
     
  4. Aug 29, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Going with a Jeep and a 4WD Ranger..?. Well, the closest you can do to avoid getting stuck in your 2WD is to lower the air pressure in sand, out in the desert. Bring a pump to refill...
     
  5. Aug 29, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    MJF

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    Big Bear and Arrowhead have some fantastic trails through amazing forests.
     
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