Cleghorn Road / Sugarpine Mountain trail

January 25th 2014


I am taking my nephew out for his first Jeep experience.  The plan is to do Cleghorn in the morning and Sugarpine Mountain Trail(E) in the afternoon.  I will be keeping it mild unless it is a small adventurous group and my nephew is okay with it.  If there is snow we will avoid any steep slippery climbs.

Cleghorn is an easy trail and a difficult trail that keeps crossing with pretty good views of what is ahead.  Most of the obstacles are steep climbs.  Sugarpine Mountain is a fire road with nice views of Silverwood Lake then San Bernardino and ends at Palm Road in the Verdemont Community about 10 miles (via I-215N and I-15N) from the beginning of the trek.

We will leave the Norco Chevron station (6th St. exit off the 15N) at 0800.  Gassing up there should provide enough for the whole trip.  There is a McDonalds next door and a Jack in the Box across the street, if anyone is interested.

We should be at the trail head by 0900, if anyone wants to meet there.

Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Run Requirements

  • 4LO Transfer Case
  • Roll Cage

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 2+

Difficulty Level: 2+

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 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
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 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


Rendezvous @ 6th Street Chevron in Norco

from Orange County

91E to 15N

6th Street exit Chevron station in Norco

15N to Cleghorn Road exit


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