Lockwood / Miller Jeep Trail

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Lockwood / Miller Jeep Trail is a 29.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near GOrman, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is best used from May until November.

29.4 miles
5,423 feet
Point to Point

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving



no dogs

3 days ago

Had a great day yesterday! We ran the trail with 9 rigs, no issues, no damage. It’s a fun day run for sure.

off road driving
8 days ago

Did it today with a pretty much stock 2018 Rubicon all I have is 3/16” steel rock sliders for oil pan, trans pan, lower control arms, gas tank skid, front and rear diff skids aired down the stock tires to 24 psi and off I went by myself.
I used my lockers maybe a handful times front and rear.
I recommend to have at least 12” of clearance and 32” up if you know how to drive, of course if you go bigger the easier it is but then it’s not as challenging for a good driver, I took my time all by myself today single Rig no spotter just me and made it with just a few little scratches on my skids oh plus one rim right before the Camp side on the top watch that narrow spot when the trail actually ends bitch got me on the right rear!!

off road driving
10 days ago

I drove this trail in a lifted 4Runner. I read the reviews here first and I can say that it was pretty challenging and at times a bit of a nail biter! Not sure if it was I good idea but I went alone, without a spotter :). I dented up the underside of the Toyota and had lots of fun. Most definitely an adventure!

off road driving
17 days ago

I drove all the way up there thinking “yeah it’s gonna be a hard trail but nothing my Tacoma can’t handle” turns out you really have to have a beefed up truck with rock sliders and bigger tires, and maybe a air compressor for when you air down. Ended up not doing it but did another down the hill with a easy sign attached to it. If your considering going, I would definitely have something like a Jeep or a lifted truck.

off road driving
2 months ago

first time I did this trail I had a blast. second time I did this was a 10pm night run. it's long, it will take you a solid 2-3 hours depending how your rig is and how confident you are. 95% of it is easy, but the 5% will put any Toyota to its test if you choose the hard lines. I took it all with ease in my jeep wrangler. any stock jeep can do this trail easily, no lockers needed. towards the end of trail into camp ground, it looks intimidating for a first time experience, but all the rocks are solid in place and make for easy crawling through. none lifted Toyotas will have a bit of challenge but hey, get out and lay down a rock to make some stepping stones.. but try to kick them out after so the jeep guys can still enjoy the technical fun stuff :)

off road driving
2 months ago

We have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler with a 3” lift and 33” tires. No lockers. We entered from Lockwood valley and popped out at the top of hungry valley. The trail was challenging at the beginning and at the end with large rocks and steep terrain. The last 2 miles are very challenging and slow going. Tight trails with some scratches from bushes. After this trail we added lockers and will be heading back out again. Plan on a full day of wheeling and don’t do it alone.

off road driving
4 months ago

Went up there today with stock 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4 door factory Goodyear tires aired down to 29 psi we made it further then the junction of Yellow Jacket about another mile from there on up to the Miller Jeep trail. I tell you, don’t do it without a spotter or some experience. It is not recommended with the rig I had but it was fun even I had to bow down and turn around it was still a good time with the wife. All beginners be aware especially with stock rig!!!

off road driving
7 months ago

Drove in off Lockwood Valley road, 3 Jeep Wrangler 4 doors, JKU, 2 were Rubicons.
All had 3.5"lift and 37's or 35" tires.
First time 4 wheeling a Jeep for all of us, though we all have off roading experience. Made it to the top of Alamo Mtn. via Miller Jeep Trail.
It was a fun day with challenging hills with big boulders all over. Take the right line and it's pretty manageable. 4x4 lo, no locker and made it up to the top.
Next time we'll bring the wives now we know what to expect.
Mount up!!!

off road driving
10 months ago

Amazing trail. Vader, my JKUR, worked its way just shy of half way with ease. Had to turn back due to time constraints but I can't wait till I get the chance to take on the whole thing.

off road driving
Saturday, July 08, 2017

this trail has lil bit of everything
easy moderate and hard spots
Its just Awesome !!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

good challenging trail towards the top, lockers make it easy though.

off road driving
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I ran this trail in my 06 open-diff Xterra 4x4. With good spotting on a few obstacles, I was able to complete this trail with no issues. I had no body damage, only a few scrapes on rock sliders. Overall, this trail is challenging, but fun and a great learning experience to build up your skills. A lift is highly recommended with some under armor. Lockers will help greatly, but not necessary if lines are chosen correctly. It's all about the lines.

Monday, December 19, 2016

awesome trail, it's fun and challenging with 3 points of high intrested that I would rate 4 of 5 in diffulty ... the rest of the trail is a 3.. very fun and long trail none the less.... highly recommended it!

off road driving
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Great place to get away.

off road driving
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Good trail,I took my stock 2015 wrangler unlimited and made it out with no dents or damage.i would recommend doing it with another 4x4.

off road driving
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Correction this trail is closed for seasonal closure during the months of November through May, Source: Point Mugu 4x4 Club who maintains this trail through the Adopt-A-Trail program.

off road driving
Thursday, May 12, 2016

This is a great beginners trail! Lots of fun and a few bonus lines for more advanced drivers.

I have lead stock 4x4s through this trail with little difficulty. There are a few sections where spotting is needed for inexperienced drivers and occasionally a quick tug with a strap. I run with Infectious Off-road and we are always willing to come out and lead people through a trail so hit us up if you are looking for a trail buddy.

The track this app shows be default is just the Lockwood loop that drops you back onto Mulhardt rd. If you want to run all of the Lockwood/Miller trail you will go over 2 mountains and it will drop you off on Gold Hill rd in the Hungry Valley OHV park. I uploaded my gps track to this post and will report it to the admins.

off road driving
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great trail that will take you most the day. Looks can be deceiving but everyone in our group made it through

off road driving
Friday, April 01, 2016

Did this trail with City Slicker 4x4, great folks. Trail was challenging but a lot of fun. Look forward to doing it again.

off road driving
Sunday, November 09, 2014

The trail offered a beginner like me an opportunity to stretch my JKUR legs and build my confidence, I used all my stock JKUR magic buttons except hill decent (I need to RTM) and built my confidence, mission achieved. I got through without any detectable damage. The trail had something for a beginner like me, easy parts and pucker moments, overall a great day.

Aired down to 15psi
4W hi and sway bar disconnected on Lockwood section\
4W lo, sway bar disconnected and rear lockers engage on Lockwood section

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Very steep switch-backs. Large rocks. Fairly technical. Skid plates, lockers a must. Don't go alone!!! 2010 FJ Cruiser 4x4 with rear lockers, A-Trac front diff, 3" lift with 33" tires worked fine.

off road driving
Sunday, June 02, 2013

I have driven this road in both directions in a stock Jeep 4-door Rubicon. Great views, isolated, and fairly technical in spots. 4WD Low and skid plates recommended, front sway-bar disconnect and lockers helpful.

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