Sidewinder - Corral Canyon

5/5 (6 reviews)
Pine Valley, California (SanDiego County)
Last Updated: 07/11/2021
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Are you looking for a rock crawling challenge in Corral Canyon OHV Area? If so, Sidewinder is your trail. While not as difficult as nearby Bronco Peak and the Bronco Peak Connector trails, this trail will challenge you and your vehicle. Sidewinder Trail is just over a mile long with several steep rock climbs and sharp drop-offs that make up most of the challenges. Some of the difficult obstacles have alternate routes that may or may not be easier.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (6 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail. Harder than I am used too, but made it with no issues. Only hit the sliders a couple of times and did not need lockers once. Short trail but still took 2 hours to run with little traffic. Running an 06 Hummer H3 with a SAS upgrade 37" beadlocks.
Trail Review: Sidewinder - Corral Canyon - randy t.
Status: Open
Visited: 01/22/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail. Ran it with A 2018 4Runner TRD premium. I have sliders and skids the rest is stock. Pretty serious business in the wife’s suv. I did rub the rear passenger door handle in the squeeze, taking off some paint. That and I dragged the rear valance right off the bumper. Nothing that bad, but serious body damage can totally happen on this trail. My friend was not as lucky or patient as I. He basically took out the whole passenger side of his truck following right behind me.
Status: Open
Visited: 07/01/2021

All trails were open except the one to the fire lookout station. We ran sidewinder, Gunslinger, 2 loops off of Gunslinger( Peacemaker, Diamondback) plus Bronco peak and Bronco Flats July 3-4, 2021. Great fun!
Marc Nitz
Official Crew
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/09/2020

Note: As of 10/9/2020, this trail is currently closed due to the Valley Fire.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/29/2020

Had a buddy guide me on this trail. I am pretty new to this stuff and had I known it was going to be as extreme as it was I probably would have backed out. I'm glad I didn't know because I had a blast! Had a bunch of close calls on some body damage to my new Rubicon but nothing happened. I'm glad I had a great and experienced spotter. There was some nasty mud in the middle of the trail. Make sure you don't do this trail alone or without any recovery gear.
Trail Review: Sidewinder - Corral Canyon - Vincent Shamoun
Trail Review: Sidewinder - Corral Canyon - Vincent Shamoun
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