2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail

4.9/5 (43 reviews)
Hesperia, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 09/23/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

The Pilot Rock Truck Trail starts at the east side of Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains in the San Bernardino National Forest. Possibly the most scenic trail in San Bernardino county, Pilot Rock Truck Trail runs between Silver-wood Lake and the small mountain community of Lake Arrowhead. This long mountain trail serves up one amazing view after another starting with Waypoint 6 which overlooks Silverwood Lake from a steep ledge. From Pilot Rock ( the actual rock ) at Waypoint 18, you will look out to see a panoramic view of the distant desert fading into the forest covered mountains.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Pilot Rock Truck Trail is a long off-road mountain trail that runs from Silverwood Lake to Lake Arrowhead. This is an easy dirt road, though there are multiple opportunities to jump on the harder, alternate route that parallels the trail and intersects the main Pilot Rock Truck Trail. For the most part, the main trail is a wide dirt road, but there is a narrow section of shelf road between Waypoints 18 and 19. If Pilot Rock is not long enough for you, combine it with any or all of Cleghorn Trail, Willow Creek Jeep Trail , and even Dishpan Springs and Holcomb Valley. Under normal conditions, 2WD, high ground clearance vehicles can make it through Pilot Rock, but 4WD is recomended for any of the alternate routes.

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (43 reviews)
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail with options. I’ve done the fire road all the way through, easy and any stock vehicle can make it. Then I took all but two off chutes, 4WD needed. I took offchutes late night
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ran this trail from east to west starting at the 2N34 Tunnel Two intersection. The recent rains have left a handful of deep ruts that make it so you have to choose your line pretty carefully so in my rookie opinion I would say its more like a 3 rating. There are some fantastic views of the lake and some cool views of the desert to the north.
Trail Review: 2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail - Richard Mears
Trail Review: 2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail - Richard Mears
300
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Great beginner trail. The variety and severity of the off shoots make this a great trail to learn. This is a heavily trafficked trail so beware of opposite direction traffic.
700
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Less traffic than Cleghorn
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

2021 cherokee trailhawk 2 inch lift, 30.5 inch KO2s. Great trail. Absolutely worth the hype. I would say the main road should be rated a 2 because there are several spots where clearance is needed and at least one spot where 4wd is needed. The offshoots aren't terribly challenging, but still fun.

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