Cleghorn Ridge For OHV Driving

The 4th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in California.

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Near San Bernardino and the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, the Cleghorn Ridge drive is a scenic 15 mile OHV route. There are many parallel sections offering either an easy or a difficult route.

There are two OHV 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: As of November 2007, 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.

Overall, Cleghorn Ridge is the 4th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 100 OHV routes in California. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Cleghorn Ridge including San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area, Forest OHV System / Big Bear OHV, Wildomar OHV Area, Bradshaw OHV Trail, Santiago Peak / Indian Truck Trail and Cucamonga Big Tree Trail.


Local Contact(s):  San Bernardino National Forest (909) 659-2117; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

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:   Cleghorn Ridge For OHV Driving

GPS:  34.3111, -117.4375

Date Published:  5/19/2016

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  18658

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