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Routes
Elevation
Rating
Miles

Arroyo Salado Trail

290 - 693
3
14.1

Arroyo Seco del Diablo Trail

600 - 1,125
5
8.3

Bear Valley Road

3,219 - 4,626
3
8.4

Beartrap Canyon Trail

3,068 - 5,678
2
9.7

Bee Canyon Pine Cove Road

1,911 - 6,216
2
15.5

Big Pine Flat Trail

5,479 - 7,641
1
27.2
Black Canyon Road 1,728 - 3,230 3 6.6

Black Mountain Truck Trail

987 - 4,018
3
11.7

Burns Rattlesnake Canyon Trail

4,313 - 6,936
2
21.0

Calcite Mine Road

529 - 1,159
7
2.0

Chariot Canyon Truck Trail

2,768 - 3,881
2
4.8

Cleghorn Ridge Trail

2,999 - 5,280
8
14.5

Dos Cabezas Road

673 - 1,959
3
15.4

Eagle Peak Road

772 - 4,107
1
12.9

Fish Creek Sandstone Canyon Trail

236 - 1,279
3
14.6

Fonts Point Trail

727 - 1,278
2
4.3

Grapevine Canyon Trail

1,440 - 3,999
3
14.1
Grosco Truck Trail 879 - 1,795 2 2.9
Guejito Road 723 - 2,139 2 16.1

Los Pinos Trail

2,641 - 4,663
5
19.3
Lusardi Truck Trail 1.020 - 2,829 2 8.0

Main Divide Road

961 - 5,644
3
28.2

Mason Valley Truck Trail

2,064 - 4,842
2
11.2

McCain Valley Road

3,272 - 4,521
1
19.6
Mesa Grande Truck Trail 2,402 - 3,369 3 8.1

Mine Wash Trail

1,240 - 2,408
2
4.7

North Coyote Canyon Trail

2,050 - 4,249
7
17.0

Otay Mountain Truck Trail

1,278 - 3,391
2
16.6

Painted Gorge - Carrizo Mountain Trail

216 - 1,177
5
8.6

Palomar Divide Road

1,995 - 6,119
3
26.5
Pamo Road 899 - 1,581 2 9.9

Pinyon Ridge Trail

5,394 - 6,940
2
15.2

Rincon-Shortcut OHV Trail

1,574 - 4,839
2
25.0

Rodriguez Spur Truck Trail

2,536 - 3,642
2
5.6

Santa Clara Divide Road

2,696 - 6,409
1
31.3

Santa Ysabel Creek Trail

1,454 - 1,742
3
3.7

South Coyote Canyon Trail

617 - 782
6
17.9

Sugarpine Mountain Trail

1,719 - 5,550
2
18.4

Truckhaven Trail

518 - 977
7
20.7

Upper Lytle Creek Ridge Trail

3,418 - 6,381
2
17.0

Vallecito Wash Trail

440 - 970
3
17.8

Willow Creek Trail

4,400 - 5,361
4
10.9
 
Trail Technical Ratings:
 
1 - Graded dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Gentle grades. 2WD under all conditions except snow. No width problems, two vehicles wide.

2 - Dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Some ruts. Slight grades, up to 10 degrees. 2WD under most conditions. Rain or snow may make 4WD necessary. Usually one and a half to two vehicles wide.

3 - Dirt road. Rutted, washes, or gulches. Water crossings up to 6" depth. Passable mud. Grades up to 10 degrees. Small rocks or holes. 4WD recommended but 2WD possible under good conditions and with adequate ground clearance and skill. No width problems for any normal vehicle. Vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.

4 - Rutted and/or rocky road. No shelves but rocks to 9". Water crossings usually less than hub deep. Passable mud. Grades moderate, up to 15 degrees. Side hill moderate up to 15 degrees. 4WD under most conditions. No width problems, vehicle passing spots frequently available if less than two vehicles wide.

5 - Rutted and/or rocky road. No shelves. Rocks up to 12" and water crossings up to 12" with possible currents. Passable mud. Moderate grades to 15 degrees. 6" holes. Side hill to 20 degrees. 4WD required. No width problems.

6 - Quite rocky or deep ruts. Rocks to 12" and frequent. Water crossings may exceed hub depth with strong currents. Shelves to 6". Mud may require checking before proceeding. Moderate grades to 20 degrees. Sidehill may approach 30 degrees. 4WD necessary and second attempts may be required with stock vehicles. Caution may be required with wider vehicles.

7 - Rocks frequent and large, 12" and may exceed hub height. Holes frequent or deep (12"). Shelves to 9". Mud 8" deep and may be present on uphill sections. Grades to 25 degrees and sidehill to 30 degrees. Water crossings to 18" and may have strong currents. 1-1/2 vehicles wide. 4WD required. Driver experience helpful.

8 - Heavy rock and/or severe ruts. Rocks exceeding hub height frequent. Shelves to 12". Deep mud or uphill mud sections. Steep grades to 25 degrees and can be loose or rocky. Water crossings may exceed 30" in depth. Side hill to 30 degrees. One vehicle wide. Body damage possible. Experience needed. Vehicle Modifications helpful.

9 - Severe rock over 15". Frequent deep holes over 15". Shelves over 15". Mud bog conditions (long, deep, no form bottom). Over 30" water crossings with strong currents. Steep grades over 30 degrees. Sidehill over 30 degrees. May not be passable by stock vehicles. Experience essential. Body damage, mechanical breakdown, rollover probable. Extreme caution required.

10 - Severe conditions. Extreme caution recommended. Impassable by stock vehicles. Winching required. Trail building necessary. May be impassable. Impassable under anything but ideal conditions. Vehicle damage probable. Personal injury possible. Extreme caution necessary.

 
 
 
 

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