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Off Road in or around Palm Springs?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by niteridearc, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Aug 28, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    niteridearc

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    Does anyone know of any specific trails/parks to go offroad, in or around palm springs?

    I'm looking on maps.google.com and just looking around. I see there are some places you can just drive off the road??? Also google-ing but only seem to find ATV rentals and jeep tours. Just rather have peace of mind if anyone knows of any cool spots instead of wandering around aimlessly.

    Cheers! :drunk:
     
  2. Aug 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    i was there back in june and did one of the jeep tours through the san andreas fault and it was ok. nothing hardcore at all, think we only had to put in 4wd once for a short bit through some sand but thats is. didnt have my truck so i didnt look for anything to venture off on my own. good luck finding something though!
     
  3. Aug 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM
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    i would suggest keep it somewhat legal...

    especially given so cal's susceptibility to burn, it would suck to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and end up in trouble, either due to trespassing, being the cause of some damage, or worse yet, getting caught up in the middle of a firestorm...

    http://www.ohvguide.com
     
  4. Aug 29, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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  5. Aug 29, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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    I live in palm springs area well i live in indio its like 20 minutes away from palm springs, ive been to some good deserts and trails out here but nothing hardcore but still fun as hell theres a place out in here called SANTA ROSA MOUNTAINS its on highway 74 in palm desert its like 10 minutes from palm springs its a a trail that takes you up to the mountain its a pretty fun offroad trail and its a park as well so when you get up the mountain they have benches and grills its beautiful up there i googled it and heres some pictures of that trail http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/trail-talk/35982-santa-rosa-sugar-loaf-trail.html just google it and youll find some more info about it
     
  6. Aug 29, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    Oh thanks guys. I'll try to look it up. I'm heading there for family bbq next week and just wanted to know if there's a quick getaway.

    Ok i'll try to look up more fo these trails ya got. Thanks mike

    ps - yeah i didnt want to trespass
     
  7. Aug 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    oh and if possible, wheel with another truck... you never know when that one obstacle comes up and you roll your truck or get stuck...
     
  8. Aug 31, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    now that you mentioned another truck mike then he's gonna drag me away from good food to go out and bump around on some trail...:(
     
  9. Aug 31, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    thats when you pack some of the food to go and take it with you...

    :D
     
  10. Aug 31, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Check out Berdoo canyon... It starts off Dillon rd and takes you up to Joshua Tree. Nothing too hardcore, but fun none the less.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    I am going to run Berdoo Canyon soon... Looks like a great way to enter J-Tree NP.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    I was stationed at 29palms back in the early 90s. We used to go out and shoot guns and camp just outside of JTNM. Most was easy stuff but you could get into some big rocks. You may even find some old gold mines. It's a real nice place. All I can remember is that we would take 62 East and exit off South a good ways out of 29Palms? Hell we may have been in the park I don't know. Somewhere by 62 and 177, nothing but wide open range. I think maybe between Joshua Tree National Park and Palen/McCoy Wilderness Area? There are some mountains there and should be a good area. Sorry it's been a long time and I was just along to drink some beer under age and shoot guns while still a boot in the Corp.
     
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    I took my kids through Berdoo yesterday based on your recommendation and had an awesome time. Thanks for the post!
     
  14. Jan 11, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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    I was looking at the Berdoo Trail on Google maps. My truck doesn't have 4WD though. Do you think I would have any trouble with it with only 2WD?
     
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