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Capo Valley 4 Wheelers
Capo Valley 4 Wheelers

SouthPark-Pleasant Canyon

April 28th 2018


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.


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

  • 33+ Sized Tire
  • 2+ Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Transfer Case
  • Roll Cage
  • Camping Supplies

Run Recommendations

  • Rear Axle Locker

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 3

Difficulty Level: 3

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

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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