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Sidewinder - Corral Canyon

5/5 (7 reviews)
Pine Valley, California (SanDiego County)
Last Updated: 07/11/2021

Trail Information


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 (7)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/25/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The longest 1.09 miles we ever drove! This trail may be fine for my Land Cruiser when dry, but recent storms made it extra difficult for my rig. We started around 10a m., pulled winch 3 times and did not finish until late afternoon. Great trail, will be back again.
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.
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.
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!
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 10/09/2020

Note: As of 10/9/2020, this trail is currently closed due to the Valley Fire.

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