Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak For Dirt Biking

The 16th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in California.

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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 off-road motorcycle trails 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.

Overall, Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak is the 16th most popular dirt bike trail of all 117 dirt biking rides in California. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak including Rowher Flat OHV Area, San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area, Big Bear Lake - South, Forest OHV System / Big Bear OHV, Wildomar OHV Area and Big Bear Lake - North.


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

Recommended Book:  "Guide To California Backroads Trails" from Charles Wells

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS White Apple Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Baldy Mesa / Cleghorn Ridge / Marshall Peak Dirt Biking Review

GPS:  34.3251, -117.4226

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  17189

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