Cleghorn Ridge (2N47)

November 4th 2023


I'm taking my Son to Cleghorn if anyone wants to join us. 

Meet at 8:30 am Cleghorn Trail head OFF 138!  The 15 gate is closed. 

We are doing all the challenging trails, They are off camber, tippy with some large rocks, rock sliders are a must. Jeeps will be fine. There are some bypasses. We are also doing 2n17x, if you feel comfortable with the gate keeper you should be able to navigate the rest of the trail.

If you have rock sliders and swaybar disconnects you can do this trail no problem, you can make it without lockers too.  

Best Time: Spring or Fall This is a day trip. Bring lunch

Guide Book: BackCountry Adventures Southern California, 2002 edition,  SC10 and

Glovebox Guide to Unpaved Southern California (1987)

The plan is to do Cleghorn in the morning then 2N17X(D) and Pilot Rock Road(M) in the afternoon.

We should be at the trail head by 0800.

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

Run Recommendations

  • Front Axle Locker
  • Rear Axle Locker

Additional Notes

Lets go!

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 @ Trailhead/Campsite


Trail Head is off 138, the front enterance is still closed 

The following GPS numbers are provided for trailhead location and weather predictions





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