Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak For ATV Riding

The 16th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in California.

  Los Angeles, California, US


  August 18, 2016

Northeast of San Bernardino and west of Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest, the Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak area has miles of ATV riding routes.

There are two trailheads: Baldy Mesa and Summit.

To reach the Baldy Mesa trailhead from US15, use the Lake Silverwood Exit (SR138). Head north on Baldy Mesa Road (currently dirt), which is directly across from the northboard off ramp. Park anywhere except near the second railroad overpass and beyond.

To reach the Summit trailhead from US 15, use the Lake Silverwood Exit (SR138). Head east on SR138. Turn south on FS3N22 for 0.25 miles and turn west right heading west to parking area.

Note: While there had been reports that this area was closed, as of February 2006, the fire road (forest road) also known as Cleghorn road or Trail 2N47 was open from the staging area off of 138 and small staging area directly off of Interstate 15 --- the road was open to to Silver Lake. Forest Road 2N40 is closed. As of May 2007, we have had reports of gates closed on FS138.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on designated Forest Service roads as long as the ATV has a valid California green ATV sticker. To obtain a map with the designated roads, contact the Forest Service HQ at (909) 382-2600.

Overall, Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak is the 16th most popular ATV riding trail of all 106 ATV trails in California. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak including Hungry Valley State Recreation Area, Forest OHV System / Big Bear OHV, San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area, Rowher Flat OHV Area, Big Bear Lake - North and Wildomar OHV Area.

Local Contacts:  San Bernardino National Forest (909) 887-2576; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Academy ATV/Dirt Bike Rental (619) 840-0057.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS White Apple Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.3251, -117.4226

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  17188

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