Sawpit Canyon via Bailey Forest Road is a 19.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cedarpines Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and ohv/off road driving and is best used from March until October.

Length19.7 miElevation gain4,901 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsOHV/Off-road drivingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyOff trail
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For off road drivers, continue on 2N49 towards Cleghorn near the campgrounds to exit for Highway 138. 2N43 may not be passable by lightly modified vehicles.

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Jessica Jackson
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Hiking

The trail was pretty clear. It’s was a pretty difficult hike.

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Eric Roman
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OHV/Off-road drivingGreat!

Wanted to check this trail out before the Ontario run tomorrow 4/10, it was pretty easy going so not sure why the trail is rated as hard

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Susie Flores
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Hiking

Trail was in good shape. Took a few side trails to add elevation. Tried to find a side trail to connect back with Sawpit Canyon. Ended up back on 2N59 to Ranger Station. Great hike.

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doran wilkes
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OHV/Off-road driving

very nice trail a few tight spots.

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alexandro Soto
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Kristi Breiten
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OHV/Off-road drivingClosedWashed out

Bailey canyon is solid. Sawpit is has been closed by San Bernardino National forestry. $5000 fine if they catch you on it. Part of the road is washed away, narrow off camber sketchy.

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david hertwig
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OHV/Off-road driving

I was going to go up to silver wood pilot rock on my Kim and the trail is locked off don’t know why red flag because of wind I guess Dec 23

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J Gee
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OHV/Off-road driving

Solid trail for a family outing. Can do in 2wd, but a higher clearance vehicle is recommended.

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Danny Cruz
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OHV/Off-road driving

Did this trail on 7/30/20. it was fun but there was a road sign saying do not enter, unsafe for travel. So we took another trail to Silverwood. Had a lot of fun and for the most part the trail was easy to moderate. Looking forward to doing it again.

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Santos Flores
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HikingOff trailOver grown

Good trail plenty of shade if you want to stop and rest... Also lots of brush so be prepared for light scratches but overall good and easy Trail

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Javi Alcala
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OHV/Off-road driving

What a great trail to spend it with family on a Sunday morning, Pretty mellow trail with some rocky areas but overall a cool trail will come back again....

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John Yeski
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OHV/Off-road driving

Tried to take this trail starting at hwy 138. The first stretch was an easy forest trail. A scenic ride up the mountain with one small stream along the way. Ran in to a 'road closed' sign on the second leg. The notice said the closure expired on 5/20/2020, but didn't want to risk a fine since the sign was still up.

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jason iehl
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OHV/Off-road drivingOver grownRockyWashed out

The second half is a little nuts with overgrown paint assassins, rocky and one section that is very tight and a good rain will wash out completely. This it hunk is part of sugarpine trail which we like and also connects to cleghorn road

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Kyle Coder
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OHV/Off-road drivingOver grownWashed out

2005 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Long bed 3 inch lift with 33 inch all terrains. My lightly modified Tacoma did great on the trail. The entire first half of the trail is driving along side a cliff on your way up and around a mountain so it can be intimidating for the inexperienced. Some 6-10 inch rocks on the way, just take it slow and let your suspension do the work. Beautiful scenery with heavily wooded areas as well as a bridge and stream towards the end of the trail. Your paint will be scratched by trees so buy a polish kit and learn how to use it.

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alexandro Soto
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OHV/Off-road driving

I love this place 100 '/, recommend

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Jean Luc Preud Homme
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OHV/Off-road driving

Very nice trial but one part is closed today Obligation to turn around and comeback

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Zachary Campbell
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OHV/Off-road drivingPrivate propertyWashed out

Good trail for the family took it in a Tacoma. Some small washouts and rocks all the way up to the peak. There’s a sign saying that the roads closed and a note saying a tree fell we tried it anyway and somebody cleared the tree however there is a large washout the took about 50% of the trail. Be cautious when you get to the small town because one of the neighbors stopped us and told us there was no exit and then we had to turn around, looks like they put up a bunch of false private property signs. However I followed the trail and drop this off right by Silverwood.

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Adam miranda
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OHV/Off-road driving

I would recommend this trail, we went today and it was raining, part of the trail kind of slid off as you can see in my picture so we had to back Track and take a different route.fun overall ,family and dog friendly can probably do it all in a 2 wheel drive.

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Juan Torres
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At Beautiful Monument Peak. Stay way from 2N43, fallen trees and can't be crossed. I didn't try 2N45.. but it had a sign : Fallen Tree. You have to continue thru 2N49 to Cleghorn Road, which leads you to Hwy138. Overall, it was a awesome experience! definitely mount a gopro on the front and back of yo track. Great route to end up in Lake Arrowhead. Avoiding that brutal climb on Hwy 18

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Nic B
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HikingRocky

Had a great time backpacking it! Did see a mountain lion 15 yards away but it ran away. It was beautiful.

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Wen Jen
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OHV/Off-road drivingRocky

Two vehicles: Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Frontier. Both have moderate lifts and 33"/32" all terrain tires. From the southern entrance at Palm Ave to Junction 2N49/2N43, the trail is an climb and contains deep ruts and rocks, generally less than 6" in size. The overall trail is single tracked, but has areas wide enough for two street vehicles to pass. This section can be completed by 2WD SUV or truck with standard clearance. Forest Route 2N43 is "closed" with a sign, no gate. We decided to continue northbound on Forest Route 2N49. Along 2N49, there is a separate trail to Sugarpine Mountain (34.26107, -117.37953). The Sugarpine Mt trail from this point will require a vehicle with better clearance and tires. There is wooded sections of 2N49 that are nice to drive through, and some areas you can pull off the road to just chill or camp (to be confirmed). Most of the trails are barely maintained for a full size vehicle to pass. You WILL get pinstriped. There were high winds before and during our trip. One very heavy branch was partially covering the trail, fortunately we brought hatchets and cleared what we can. We started the trail around noon and exited around 3PM, going 15-20MPH most of the trail. Overall, this is a nice trail with great vistas, so take the kids and family. No big obstacles and not very bumpy. Be careful when this is snow or ice since the edge of the trail has minimal borders. Slow steady with good traction.

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Justin Murillo
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Hiking

Trash

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Jesse Shields
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OHV/Off-road driving

This is a great trail for anyone. This trail is a bit rocky and some bushes are a bit tight to get through from the over growth. so you might get some desert pin strips on your vehicle. I just went on this trial a few days ago and seen a late 90s crv or early 2000s but just goes to show most cars will make it. First time I went on this trial I seen a Honda Accord come up from the silverwood side don’t know how far he went or why he was trying it lol.

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Matthew Chan
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OHV/Off-road driving

gate closed in the middle,

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