Signal Peak 4x4 Trail is a 11.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Soda Springs, CA that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for off road driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Short, difficult trip to 7,841-ft. mountain peak. This short trip sees minimal traffic. Great views once you get above the trees. Short walk to abandoned, historic lookout station once used to spot fires along railroad that can be seen below. Difficult. Narrow, steep road with tight brush and a very tippy rock challenge. Subject to washouts. Not for stock SUVs.
Hiked this trail over two days during the Fourth of July weekend. I'm pretty sure there was a big 4x4 rally taking place but everyone we ran into while out was very nice. The views could not be better. Fordyce creek and the surrounding area are amazing. The jeep trail is definitely for the advanced, and properly equipped, 4x4 enthusiast. We drive along the road towards Fordyce Lake but stopped and parked the car approx. 1 mile from the lake, the hill right after the small concrete bridge is a no-go for MOST vehicles, as it is clear that some 4x4's have trouble climbing back out. Great overnight hike in/out with some fishing.
We used to do this trail every year as part of CA4WDC's Sierra Trek event. Tough 4x4 trail and a LOOOOONG day but beautiful. It gets more difficult every year. I've hiked roughly half this trail from Meadow Lake down, tough hike but I love it.
A short rough trail from the Eagle Lakes exit on highway 80. The first 1.5 mile is rated moderate a stock high clearance vehicle with low range and a good driver will make it. At mile 1.5 there is a very short difficult section. At that point 33" wheels and lockers recommended. The tough section can be trickey and is not for the inexperienced.
The view at the top is worth the effort. The road down is easy.
Great 4X4 run up the Mountain on the Jeep trail seems that 33 inch tires and rear lockers or limited slip are needed. Once on the top it is an assume view. Well worth the time. The road down is ok for a high clearance vehicle
Very pretty out there and a lot of fun to go rock climbing and hiking.