SouthPark-Pleasant Canyon

Saturday, April 28, 2018 7am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 3pm

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:09pm


Best Times: Summer Guide Book: BackCountry Adventures Southern California, 2002 edition, D35 and

California Ghost Town Trails (1985)

See photos for full map of trip.        This is an two day dry camping trip. Lunch the first day at Briggs Cabin?

After Ballarat ghost town (park tow vehicles and buy something from store), we will proceed up South Park.  There are old cabins and a shelf road bridge to cross. Camp near Rogers Pass. Oh, and you'll need to bring your own water as well.

Return via Pleasant Canyon

We'll  do a memorable side trip at the World Beater Mine (pucker factor shelf road.) with an amazing view of Panamint Valley.

For anyone who would like to spend an extra night I will be coming home Monday. Will check out a few places I haven't been.


Rig & Run Details

The Run Liability Release Waiver must be printed, signed, and handed to the Trail Boss at the start of the Run. Click Here to Download

Ensure that your driving abilities and Rig meets the below requirements and recommendations.


  • CB Radio on Channel 4
  • HAM Radio on Frequency 146.550


  • 33+ Minimum-Sized Tire
  • 2+ Minimum Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Minimum Transfer Case
  • Roll Cage
  • Tow Hooks (D-Shackle)
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes


  • Rear Axle Locker

Difficulty: 3

1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained and possible erosion; 33" tires, Anti-sway bar disconnects, Rear hard locker, Off-road driving experience, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case strongly recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Map & Driving Directions

Click here to create your custom driving directions to the Trail Head
Click here to download the GPS trail and waypoints for your device (GPX)
Click here to download the Printable Map trail (PDF)

Rendevous at: 6th Street Chevron in Norco

Meet at Norco 6th Street SAT 6:30 AM & caravan from there.

I-15 N to 395 N Breakfast at Kramer Junction "Roadhouse"

The T-Stop (Vallero) gas station in Trona (760-372-4761) is last gas. Also the (old) Texaco has reopened - now a Shell station.  We'll drop tow vehicles in Ballart.

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Participants (5 of 12 spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
04/02/18Rendevous00Trail Boss
TJ Rubicon
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thumbnailSea Dawg
Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
04/26/18Rendevous00We'll meet you at Kramer Junction
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