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John Antonio reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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John Antonio reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road drivingIcyOff trail
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Eric Smutko reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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Easy trail as everyone has mentioned. A couple of dips if headed eastbound need care if you don't have clearance. A tighter, curvier section closer to east entrance wouldn't allow for two vehicles to pass, but there are enough cutouts that would allow for passing. Someone asked if you could go from either direction, and the answer is yes. Completed easily in AWD vehicle with a 2" lift. Airing down not necessary but would make for a more comfortable ride through the narrow, curvy portion where there is rougher terrain with exposed rocks and the decomposing asphalt coming from 33.

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Justin Leland reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Great and easy trail.

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Justin Leland reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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Ronnie Owens reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

This was a cool little detour to get to hwy 33. Awesome views of the red rock, Creeks, trees, and mountain ranges. I would love to go back when water is flowing! Anybody could probably make it through if you stay on Quatal Rd however, High clearance would be recommended due to the Wash outs and creek crossings in the road. I would not recommend taking the out-and-back OHV trails branching off of the main road without a 4x4.

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Kirill V reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Easy trail ! Can be done in 2wd, but need high clearance .

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Dave Peterson reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

Easy drive with a Jeep Wrangler. Probably don’t need the 4WD but I used anyway. Great views and no one on the road this Sunday evening.

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Gabriel Rico reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road drivingNo shadeOff trail

Nice trail and nothing too difficult. I enjoyed the ride in my Jeep renegade. Didn’t use 4x4 too much. The most difficult part is probably at the beginning of the trail by the campsite. There’s a lot to explore along the way.

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Geoffrey Taylor reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!No shadeWashed out

Fun off-road trail easily completed in a stock Subaru Forester with AT tires. First few miles are a little sketchy and some spots are washed out through the sketchy cliff side canyon spots just past Toad Springs, but fear not, the road straightens out and turns into a mellow dirt road until it drops into the Cuyama Valley where it becomes aging asphalt/dirt/rock mix. Lots of seasonal creek crossings (none had water in July) and a few dips, so avoid bottoming out due to rocks unless you have undercarriage protection. Any vehicle with decent ground clearance can have a fun time on this one.

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ivan soto reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

Came in from the Pine Club side and the road started real narrow with dips on the side of a cliff for maybe 2 miles then started to slowly get wider and easier eventually turning i to just a dirt road getting to the 33. Pretty easy once you get past the first 2 or 3 miles. Incredibly nice views all the way through

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Ben Whipple reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

Is it possible to do this in either direction? Don't know what the etiquette is around OHV trails..

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Justin Lupisan reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road drivingRocky

Good for family and for beginners.

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Trd Eli reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

Very easy trail u can even do it with a 2wd truck, the only bad thing is when you do it from Frazier Park it leaves you in the middle of nowhere

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Caitlin McGilley reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

This is definitely an easy trail. I passed a few Subaru Crosstrek's which had no problem. Great views of the surrounding mountains once you're down in the valley. Went on a Sunday and there were quite a few dirt bikes and ATVs, just be careful towards the top of the mountain going around turns - keep the windows open so you know when they're coming!

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OHV/Off-road driving

Started at Pine Mountain Club and went down the mountain. First few miles are interesting with lots of turns and a few dips to maneuver. The 2nd few miles are pretty flat straight dirt road with a few dips. The last few miles were just flat dirt road and some parts were very old asphalt and were not too exciting. Beautiful views throughout.

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jeff coleman reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

Started on the Pine Mountain Club end. Being November, conditions were dry. Trail (actually a pretty wide, hard compact dirt road) starts out with about 2-3 miles of switch backs. I can see where once the rain starts. This road could become impassable with several dry creeks constantly crossing road. You seem to follow a dry creek. Very pretty natural setting. Several little trails and areas it looks like you could dive off road for some exploring or privacy... Lightly traveled. Saw 3 other vehicles on a busy Saturday. About 9 miles into the 15 mile total route. You start hitting some asphalt until you come out on highway 33 in Venturacopa. I did this road/Trail on a Dual sport motorcycle. Easily a 2WD road in DRY CONDITIONS. You basically descend the entire time from the Mountain end I started @ from approx. 5000ft. To around Sea Level on this road. Start off in the Pine trees and end up on a desert floor.

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Tea Twice reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

I went after a few days of rain. the mud was just getting dry and thick. the main trail was washed out every so often so momentum was key. had to turn back towards the end because the trail start to gain elevation via super muddy rswitchbacks as you get closer to pavement and I didnt want to risk sliding off the trail. Without the mud this would have been 2wd easy. I was in a lifted jku.

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Justin Akela reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

A very peaceful and scenic drive through some high desert and badlands scenery. The combination of the colorful, eroded canyon walls and the pinyon/juniper desert woodland makes the scenery very different from both the higher mountain trails and the nearby Mojave desert. I started on the Pine Mountain Club side and ended near Maricopa. There's a quick descent down an easy switch back if you start on the high end; you begin in the pines, take a leisurely route through the canyon and eventually end near some vineyards down at the mouth of the canyon. I went in a stock 2wd Tacoma with no issues. Higher clearance was definitely helpful due to a few washouts, and I could see where in some conditions 4x4 might be necessary, but the road is wide and over all pretty easy.

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Jeff Groves reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving

Fun for beginners to learn a little bit or testing out your new 4x4, but nothing technical.

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Allen Beggs reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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OHV/Off-road driving
First to Review

Simple fire road around Frazier Park. Accessible until snow comes.

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Jakub Dolezal reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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Jerod Dykeman reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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Alex C reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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Ronnie Taylor reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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Valerie Norton reviewed Quatal Canyon OHV Trail
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Mountain biking
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