Tried this trail today in my 2001 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4. Had a great time. Nice bumpy roads made it fun for my first off road run. Tried one of the first challenging climbs and almost got stuck. Had to have my girl get out and guide me. Will def be back. Good for a nice day trip out and back.
Have a stock 91 4Runner that just had all brakes and suspension replaced. Have read about this easy run and was excited to drive. Great views and remote. Only say 1 group of 10 Jeep off-roaders and 1 ATV. Was nice to have the place to ourselves. Nothing really too hard on the easy sections, but some of the harder off trails looked challenging.
When I took it I was in a 2000 Chevy metro lsi. I found it pretty easy the difficulty came from the front wheel drive. It seemed like it would be easier if the car had more clearance and if it was 4wd. Overall a very good and easy trail.
This was a really cool trail. We did it just after the Blue Cut fires had been extinguished which provided a bit of a charred landscape. Right off the I-15, it's easy to get to and can be completed in less than two hours. It dumps you out right by Silverwood Lake. My suggestion would be to continue onto Pilot Ridge Trail and take that over to Lake Arrowhead. Easy trail with several very technical bits off to the side. Each technical shortcut had a fireroad bypass, easily completed by any stock 4x4.
Blake P. on Cleghorn Ridge Trail
Perfect beginner trail with moderate trails off to the sides.
great trail for someone new I did it in a 2012 Silverado rwd with no locking diff or limited slip just with 33 inch tires and a leveling kit alone which is really stupid on my part but will never do it again unless another rig goes with me. pack water tow strap and all the other offroad basics make sure another rig goes with you because something can always happen stay safe and enjoy the great views
Diana G. on Cleghorn Ridge Trail
Love it here.
Went first time today in a 2002 land rover discovery - stock with street tires. Very fun day - we didn't have any problems at all. met a few cool people on the trail and got to tag along with them. If you stay on the main trail i think any stock 4x4 should be able to have a go without any problems. We did some of the side trails and there was some hole-clenching spots. this trail offers the best of both worlds. new comers can enjoy an easy ride and more experienced people can have fun on the side trails. great views and over all a great trail. We started off 15 and ended up at 138 near silverlake and we took our time. stopped a few places and took about 3 hours. im looking forward and trying it the other direction. if you going alone i would stay on the regular trail, and if your inexperienced or have low clearance vehicle i would also stay on main trail.
I brought my stock Jeep JK Unlimited Sport here, and it was a great drive. I started at Cleghorn road and work my way across to the lake on the other side.
This trail has mostly easy sections that any Jeep can handle, but pay attention which road you turn down, I accidentally turned onto a hard part at very end, with no option to turn back, and that definitely took my stock Jeep to its limits, possibly over it, I was sliding a bit, and put my under armor to more use than I'd hoped. So be aware, you'll need a little more, but not much more, than a stock Jeep to run almost all the trails here.
Overall a fantastic place, I highly recommend it.