2N47 - Cleghorn Ridge

4.8/5 (52 reviews)
Hesperia, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 08/02/2022
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Cleghorn Ridge is located near beautiful Lake Silverwood, offering spectacular views overseeing the lake and the San Bernardino National Forest. This trail is great for those looking for a day of adventure. Mostly a graded fire road that any vehicle can pass through, it also offers optional difficult routes for those looking for a more challenging trail. Nearby food, gas, and camping make this an ideal trip for a family weekend. This trail has a rating of "6" which is based on the optional routes, the main trail is easily rated at a "2" and passable by a 2WD SUV or truck.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (53 reviews)
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/15/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I've been waiting for the right day to come along to finally run this trail. It always seemed to be a little less interesting than other options for a day on the trail. That said, Cleghorn was mostly what I expected, if not a little more exciting due to current conditions. We ran the trail from I15 to Highway 138 the day after heavy rain. Most of the optional offshoots were pretty entertaining but nothing too tough; until, of course, we made it to The Chute. Had we known what it was like in the mud, we definitely wouldn't have attempted! Both Jeeps (YJ no lift and 31-inch MTs, TJ 4-inch lift with 35-inch MTs) were unable to keep our bodies from riding along the muddy hillside. The TJ even suffered a puncture in its fiberglass top from a protruding tree root. We'll have to come back again when The Chute is less of a slip-n-slide and try our luck again.
Trail Review: 2N47 - Cleghorn Ridge - Taylor Kempkes
Trail Review: 2N47 - Cleghorn Ridge - Taylor Kempkes
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/02/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Still my favorite trail. Ran west to east and took all but one obstacle (the one with the skull "do not return" sign) and I wish I had taken it in hindsight. Ran with a small group of people and had a blast. The punch bowl had about two feet of water from the recent rains and mud and water on some of the off shoots made for extra fun. Great for anyone looking to test their skills or just have fun.
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/11/2022

Super fun trail, nice views and takes only few hours to complete. The first half of the trail ( going toward the lake ) can be as hard or as easy as you like since you can choose to stay on the fire road or take the hard lines. 2nd half of the trail ( descending down to the lake ) gets more and more interesting and will put you in some sever off camber situations ( as you can see in my picture ). The clay wall is right next to you so you can’t really roll over but it could be intimidating. Smart tire placement and / or a good spotter will make this trail safe while keeping up the fun factor and the adrenalin gushing … Somewhat busy on weekends and due to its technical nature I wouldn’t recommend it if there’s snow on the ground. Flexy suspensions and good articulation will make your life easier on this trail. Take it easy on the throttle and choose your lines wisely if you don’t want to joint the long list of people who flipped their rigs on the Cleghorn trail ! See the video I’m attaching to this review.
Trail Review: 2N47 - Cleghorn Ridge - Mike Mor
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Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/25/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a great trail. We ended up skipping about 1/3 the off-shoots, since we've no rock sliders on our vehicle yet, but the choose-your-own-adventure format of this trail is pretty interesting. You won't be able to turn around on pretty much any of the off-shoots though, with the exception of the chute (you can turn around just before going down) so make sure you keep an eye on your track and take the turns you want.
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went up here for my first time yesterday, on the 4th of July. I had avoided this place because of the crowds and I figured it was all rutted up from side by sides and Toyotas... it was super rutted up, especially the obstacles, but it was damn near empty out there. Perhaps everyone was home BBQing or something, but it was a ghost town up there and made it a lot more fun than what I was expecting. Close to home, and we had fun.
Trail Review: 2N47 - Cleghorn Ridge - Deadhead Dave

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