Fred Canyon Road is a 14.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pine Valley, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round.
off road driving
Definitely not for any 2WD vehicle but any stock 4WD can handle it. A few steep, rocky sections will keep your attention on the trail, but it's entry level off-road driving. Don't let that discourage you if you haven't been on this trail before. It's a beautiful, fun drive and you only need a couple of hours start to finish.
I recommend starting at La Posta Truck Trail where it meets Old Hwy 80 and traveling north. You'll run into a gate on the trail which then diverts you northwest up Thing Valley Road for a short but fun section and finally it connects to Fred Canyon Trail, which you again cannot miss because a gate prevents you going further on Thing Valley Rd. When you drive the route this way, you end your drive at Cibbets Flat Campground, which is a nice place to stop for a break, have something to eat, etc.
In the spring, this drive will really be something special, with the wildflowers blooming and Kitchen Creek will be flowing through Cibbets Flat campground, which by the way has lots of day-use picnic tables, available water spigots and pit toilets.
Be sure to check trail conditions, as the forest service sometimes closes trails.