Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails Guide Book

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)
Guide to Southern California Backroads and 4-Wheel Drive Trails  by Charles A. Wells

286pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0966497643

Whether novice or expert, you'll enjoy this clear, concise guide to Southern California's remote backcountry. Detailed trail descriptions, 86 maps, and over 340 photographs cover 75 spectacular backroads and four-wheel drive trails convenient to Los Angeles and San Diego. Fifty trails are suitable for most stock sport utility vehicles. All routes include GPS waypoints.

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Trails from the "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 72.
... Preview: This trail is similar to other rock-crawling trails inside Stoddard Valley OHV Area. The 54,679-acre park is open to cross-country travel for all off-road vehicles. Elevations range from 2,800 to 5,00 ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Victorville, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: See Painted Cave, an historical landmark featuring Chumash Indian rock art. Dirt road ends at picnic spot with unique hot spring pool, vault toilet and dressing area. A hiking trail leads to another h ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Santa Barbara, CA - Hiking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: A scenic, relaxing mountain drive that climbs to cooler temperatures above 6,000 feet. Dry camp in shady forest. Watch for wildlife. Well-maintained gravel road suitable for any stock SUV. Single lane ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Frazier Park, CA - Mountain Biking,Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 42
... Preview: See beautiful Joshua Tree National Park then exit the park on an interesting four-wheel-drive road. Ask at visitor center for the Geology Tour Road Guide that describes, in detail, the first part of t ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Twentynine Palms, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 23.4
... Preview: A relaxing drive through two beautiful valleys. See Native American pictographs at the end of beautiful Pictograph Hiking Trail. Visit the site of an old Indian village. Hike to the top of Ghost Mount ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Julian, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: A fun, rock-crawling challenge. Rapidly climbs to an elevation above 4100 feet then quickly drops 700 feet into a canyon. A nasty hardcore trail that climbs up and down gnarly Bronco Peak. Very steep ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Campo, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: An unforgettable drive that climbs above 8,400 ft. Park and take a short, steep hike to the lookout tower with spectacular 360-degree views. Forest Adventure Pass required if you stop to recreate. A s ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Fawnskin, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: See unusual talc mines. Visit desert oasis fed by natural warm springs. Explore beautiful Butte Valley on numerous side roads. Tour historic Adopt-a-Cabins. Street-legal vehicles only. Mildly rocky ro ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Furnace Creek, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 45.6
... Preview: Although short, this is a fun drive. Just enough challenge to make it interesting but not overwhelming. Extend trip by following Palm Wash east to Salton City. Stay out of wilderness north and west of ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Salton City, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: A geologic wonderland that cuts through striking Carrizo Badlands. Follows Butterfield Stage Route through Vallecito Valley. Route follows mostly sandy wash bottom. Suitable for stock 4x4 SUVs. Don’t ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Ocotillo Wells, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: A fun trail in a remote area. Many mines and a few small cabins. Scenic view of Death Valley from Chloride Cliff. Street-legal vehicles only. Starts easy then climbs mild, rocky switchbacks. Suitable ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Stovepipe Wells, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Explore the lesser traveled back side of Bear Mountain Ski Area. The upper portion of Clarks Summit shares the same road as easier Skyline Drive. Enjoy outstanding views to the south from higher eleva ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Big Bear City, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 30.1
... Preview: An exciting and scenic drive. An easy trail is intertwined with a difficult trail. Choose an easy or difficult route at almost every fork. Finish at beautiful Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area. Ma ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
San Bernardino, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: Surface water at end of Cottonwood Canyon. Gigantic cave along Cottonwood Canyon. Great hike at end of Marble Canyon features many different marbleized rock formations. Street-legal vehicles only. Sta ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Stovepipe Wells, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 44.4
... Preview: Primary north/south route through Ocotillo Wells SVRA. A fun drive with many alternate routes of varying difficulty. Accesses great terrain for ATVs and dirt bikes. If looking for more challenge, try ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Ocotillo, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: This trail is more commonly called The Deep Creek Trail. Although short, it’s a great hardcore trail. A very popular area for ATVs and dirt bikes. Great hiking and fishing in the area. Forest Adventur ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Cedar Glen, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This trail includes scenic high points and passes the massive Bismarck Mine. However, these features can be accessed from other trails. The primary reason people drive this trail uphill is the challen ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Yermo, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: SUVs and Jeeps can cruise along lower slopes as they explore the area. ATVs, dirt bikes and dune buggies can be more aggressive. Make sure you stay within marked boundary where open travel is permitte ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Shoshone, CA - Off-Highway Drives
... Preview: A popular route because much of the trip is easy and the start is close to Furnace Creek and the visitor center. Pass through Echo Canyon featuring Eye of the Needle. Visit Inyo Mine where several cab ... From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Furnace Creek, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 29.6
... Preview: Follows historic Death Valley escape route of early emigrants. Fun shortcut to start of Goler Wash. Mildly rocky road, steep in places. OK for stock SUVs. From the guidebook "Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails"
Trona, CA - Off-Highway Drives - Trail Length: 12.4