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off road driving
14 hours ago

great trail

Wonderful views and the wind caves at the top were very cool. The 4 mile drive in on sandy/rocky road was long in our vehicle but beautiful.

Great trail. Lots of choices once you get up there with more difficult options if you choose to take them. Otherwise it's a pretty simple road with a lot of great views

off road driving
8 days ago

This is a fun trail with some gnarly off-shoots! It’s a great place to test your rig and yourself. Great for folks new to wheeling, and some great views for everyone!

off road driving
8 days ago

Worth it! A great quick hike that can be done with ease. Hardest part is the at the head of the trail where you might need to navigate some slightly steep loose rock and dirt. From there is it pretty mild. Bring lots of water though, the heat is no joke if you are heading out anytime after Sunrise outside of November to March.
As for the drive up to the trailhead, 4wd is advised, however not required. My buddy followed me up in a Scion XB at stock ride hight w/ Low Pros and didn't have any problems. (Stupid, I know, but it worked out fine) The "road" is in a Wash and the road conditions are all subject to change so exercise caution and use your best judgment before you drive through something you might get yourself stuck in.

off road driving
12 days ago

Went through this trail a few times already. Great, close to home, trail. Rangers show up on busy days to warn or look for people driving on unmarked paths/off shoots. Some off shoots are intimidating and still working up the confidence to run through them.

Closed on Sunday 11/26/18
Closed due to fire hazard

off road driving
22 days ago

Amazing views and gnarly off shoots for some challenging climbs and drops with high walls

Easy trail with nice view. A lot of hikers towards the top (holy jim) . Did it both with a proper 4x4 with low range and an AWD SUV with no problem.

off road driving
28 days ago

Followed the main trail all the way through with my stock Subaru Forester XT with no issues. Definitely will do again!

off road driving
1 month ago

to clarify, only Bedford truck trail in Corona and maple springs from Silverado were open on Sunday 11/4. quite the back and forth looking for an exit. haha

off road driving
1 month ago

Did a night run with 5 Rigs a power wagon and a Tacoma. The last off shoot is the craziest, but what an adventure. Heavy moguls and drops. Took my JL first time on a heavy trail. Me and my son had a blast. Ride with the Sons of Thunder 4x4 club. Nice group of men and women. A night run to remember!!!

off road driving
1 month ago

Just to clarify here:

Maple Springs Truck Trail is OPEN. End of Silverado canyon.

Bedford truck trail is OPEN: Corona, behind a housing development.

Main Divide Road WEST is OPEN: this is the side towards Corona that takes you to Beek’s place and Sierra Peak.

Main Divide Road from Ortega Highway to Santiago Peak is CLOSED: no time limit on opening, the gate is locked with a ‘fire hazard, permit entry only’ sign on either side. Just to be clear.

Closed till Sept 2019 per post

Very fun trail. I have a 2wd truck and had no problem. Just stay on the fire road. Off shoots are for 4wd vehicles. Nice views

off road driving
2 months ago

According to Cleveland National Forest website the trail is closed indefinitely due to the Holy Fire. Fun trail when it’s open. Hopefully they at least open North Main Divide so access to Santiago Peak is available again.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great views driving in and out . The pumpkin patch is a small area and quickly explored so it is more about the journey than the destination. I’ve read elsewhere that the roads are easy and that you can take any stock 4 wheel drive vehicle in. That depends on the trail. Fair warning: I drove in from the Ocotillo Wells side on the Pumpkin Patch Trail in my grocery getter (2005 Honda Pilot). I grew up in a rural area off-roading in a Jeep. I made it by going slow and getting out and spotting a couple of tricky spots. If I’d known it was going to be that bad I’d of used a different vehicle or an easier route. On the other hand it would have been an easy trip in a more capable vehicle. I just wanted to put out that fair warning for someone with a stock 4 wheel drive SUV like mine so that they can avoid trouble. The ride out was easy. Tule Wash to Cross over trail to S22 is what I recommend if you are driving the kid hauler with 4 wheel drive (reverse those directions for inbound trip). Start at Ocotillo Wells and finish at S22 if you have a true off road vehicle. All in all a fun trip!

fun trail. if you stay on the fire road it could be made in a suv or light truck. we took our lifted jeep and some of the off shots were pretty gnarly. All are passable with the right equipment. We will be back...

Fire road = easy with beautiful views.

Off shoots = some are intimidating, especially to the noobs. Pack of 6 vehicles and 3 incurred minor body damage. Disconnect if you can or else you might find yourself leaning against the mountain walls riding a good line. Expect to use rock rails at some off shoots.

Is it open yet

off road driving
3 months ago

Fun trail, definitely 4x4 if taking the harder routes. Fire road is doable on stock vehicles , possible 4x2.

Drove it 9/3/18 during dry weather,

off road driving
3 months ago

Trail still closed

Good for someone at the intermediate level that's ready to get off the fire road and try some obstacles for the first time. Remember the trail is very slippery when wet.

fantastic trail but currently closed due to wildfires.

off road driving
4 months ago

Fun trail. We took Indian Truck Trail and went right at the main divide up to Santiago Peak. Trail was easy in our stock Rubicon with about three rocky parts with erosion ruts but they were fun. Highly recommend for an afternoon that is close to home. Took us about three hours round trip.

off road driving
5 months ago

Awesome trail, as easy or as challenging as you want with all the off shoots. The views are absolutely beautiful.

If you do this hike in the summer, start early, it gets very hot. Best to start by 6 am. Challenging hike but the view at the top is well worth it. Bring plenty of water, I drank almost 4 liters.

Nice tree cover on the earlier sections of the trail. Saw a decent amount of bikers and other hikers passing us in both directions on the trail. View at the top was very nice. Start early because it gets hot!

off road driving
5 months ago

took my 2007 Nissan Titan 3 inch lift 35 only had to back up and change route ones due to trail conditions otherwise had little trouble going through the trail. manageable in a two-wheel drive if you have decent tires and ground clearance.

This was an awesome, but brutal hike!! Bring plenty of water/electrolytes, food/snacks and a bandana for the dust from trucks and motorcycles! I drank plenty of water on the way up but still ended up cramping pretty bad! We hit the trail head at 6:30am and it took us 9 hours! ✔️one off my bucket list! ✌

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