G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California
Trail Reviews: 28500 points
Questions Answered: 1800 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Other
My Garage:
  • (4" lift, 37" tires)
  • (3.5" lift, 30" tires)
  • (Stock lift, 31" tires)
G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest. TrailsOffroad offers a focus point in G.Martin's offroad exploration.

My Garage (3)

Lift Size: 4"
Tire Size: 37"
This 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock has factory e-lockers, electronic sway bar disconnect, extended rock sliders, metal bumpers and 4:10 gearing. Upgrades to this Jeep include a 4” Synergy suspension lift kit, KMC wheels and 37” Maxxis Trepadors, an AEV tire carrier and 10 gallon gas caddy, JBL Speaker LED headlights , an x20 winch by Smittybilt and more.

See more on G. Martin's Youtube Channel

Lift Size: 3.5"
Tire Size: 30"
1996 Geo tracker with 2.5" suspension lift, plus 1" body lift. Zuks Offroad rear bumper and tire carrier.

Watch G. Martin's Youtube Channel for more of the Tracker.

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 31"
2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2. All stock.

You can see more of the ZR2 on G. Martin's Youtube Channel

My Trail Reviews (107)

(within last 6 months)
Knoxville - Cement Creek Road (02/19/2021)
Temporary closure due to fire damage.
Hammer Down Trail - Cougar Buttes (02/10/2021)
Good times on this trail, as usual.
26E330 - Powder Hill (01/14/2021)
There were no barriers or closure signs at the trailhead, but this trail is still on forest service list of closed trails.
8S09 - Peckinpah / Whiskey Road (01/14/2021)
Closed at Waypoint 01.
26E219 - Bald Mountain (01/12/2021)
Bald Mountain is open. Most of the connectors are closed per the forest services latest list of closed trails, but this trail is open. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd872971.pdf
6S13 - Chepo Saddle (01/11/2021)
Closed for the season.
3N07A - The Squeeze (12/29/2020)
Pretty fun in the snow :)
3N05 (12/28/2020)
Closed
3N09 - Van Dusen Canyon (12/27/2020)
Closed as of 12/27.
2N05 - Big Bear View (12/16/2020)
Closed for the season.
2N93 Wildhorse Meadow (12/16/2020)
Seasonal gate at the north end is closed.
2N93B - Green Canyon (12/15/2020)
Closed for the season.
2N27 - Sand Canyon (12/15/2020)
Closed for the season.
14N07 to Wentworth Springs (Route) (12/10/2020)
Closures have been lifted. This route is open again.
Wentworth Springs (12/10/2020)
Closures have been lifted. This trail lis open.
23E204 - Iron Lakes (11/25/2020)
The trail is open again.
6S13 - Chepo Saddle (11/25/2020)
The trail is open again.
Fordyce Jeep Trail (11/04/2020)
Water crossings currently impassable. Flow rate is expected to reach 400+CFS.
3N76 West (11/02/2020)
The area to the side of WP 05 has recently been fenced off.
6S13 - Chepo Saddle (10/20/2020)
After a call with the forest service, it turns out this trail is still closed. I was told the list of open trails in the latest forest order has many mistakes and will be corrected soon.
3N82 - Little Holcomb (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N34D - Bacon Flats to Devil's Hole (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N38 - Arrowhead Airport Loop (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N43 - Harvey Mine (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N45 - Cajon Bypass (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N76 East (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N76 West (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N79 - Tanglewood (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N83 - Upper Holcomb (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N89 - Hitchcock (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
3N34 - Willow Creek Jeep Trail (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N01 - Broom Flat (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N04 - Balky Horse Canyon (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N05 - Big Bear View (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N22Y - May Van Canyon (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N27 - Sand Canyon (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N27Y - Rouse Meadow / Skyline OHV (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N28Y - Banff OHV Road (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N29Y - Stove Flats / Plantation (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N64Y - Juniper Springs (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N93B - Green Canyon (10/09/2020)
Open as of 10/08/2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sbnf/alerts-notices
2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail (09/28/2020)
Temporary Closure. Even if the gates are open, you can be fined if they choose to enforce this. https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r5/alert-notices#orders
Delores (09/26/2020)
Great trail with plenty of different difficulty options.
Wentworth Springs (09/25/2020)
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd807583.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2eyDN7YlRJw5YXdU-DXeiAFqtkKyxv8PbAJNpjbnihHwf2nfgoi_Qc6qY Temporary closure through 11/30.
14N07 to Wentworth Springs (Route) (09/24/2020)
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd807583.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2eyDN7YlRJw5YXdU-DXeiAFqtkKyxv8PbAJNpjbnihHwf2nfgoi_Qc6qY Temporary closure through 11/30.
7N17 - Slick Rock Road (09/21/2020)
The trail is open again.
Old Sluice (09/19/2020)
The trail is open, but camping is still restricted. Day use only.
Winch Hill 1 Bypass (09/19/2020)
The trail is open again, but camping is still restricted. Day use only. https://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe?fbclid=IwAR0QmcmSzHS6ATKg4E10xzXW5oM-cAIwZYdwSWje2ysD1SbZfRPjZjYEXQ4
Fordyce Jeep Trail (09/19/2020)
The trail is open again, but camping is still restricted. Day use only. https://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe?fbclid=IwAR0QmcmSzHS6ATKg4E10xzXW5oM-cAIwZYdwSWje2ysD1SbZfRPjZjYEXQ4
Drive Line Hill Bypass (09/19/2020)
The trail is open again, but camping is still restricted. Day use only. https://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe?fbclid=IwAR0QmcmSzHS6ATKg4E10xzXW5oM-cAIwZYdwSWje2ysD1SbZfRPjZjYEXQ4
8S42 to Sand Flats (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
8S10 - Red Mountain Road (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
14N07 to Wentworth Springs (Route) (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
10S51A - Glen Meadow Trail (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E212 - Red Lake Trail (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E327 - Lookout Rock (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E328 - Bald Mountain Basecamp (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E331 - Bald Rush / Lower Bald (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N01 - Broom Flat (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
23E204 - Iron Lakes (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
23E278 - Haskel (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E211 - Plain (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E213 - Coyote Lake Trail (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E216 - Mirror Lake Trail (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E219 - Bald Mountain (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E329 - Dinkey Staging (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
26E330 - Powder Hill (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N22Y - May Van Canyon (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N04 - Balky Horse Canyon (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N05 - Big Bear View (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N27 - Sand Canyon (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N27Y - Rouse Meadow / Skyline OHV (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N28Y - Banff OHV Road (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N29Y - Stove Flats / Plantation (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N96 - Sawmill Road (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N34D - Bacon Flats to Devil's Hole (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N34 - Willow Creek Jeep Trail (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N64Y - Juniper Springs (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
2N93B - Green Canyon (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N38 - Arrowhead Airport Loop (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N76 East (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N79 - Tanglewood (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N82 - Little Holcomb (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
6S13 - Chepo Saddle (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
6S59 - Shuteye Peak (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
6S68 - Sand Creek (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
Old Sluice (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
Wentworth Springs (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N43 - Harvey Mine (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N76 West (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N83 - Upper Holcomb (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N89 - Hitchcock (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
7S02 - Rock Creek Road (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
7S04 - Browns Meadow (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
7S08 - Nine Line (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
Drive Line Hill Bypass (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
Fordyce Jeep Trail (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
3N45 - Cajon Bypass (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
7S08 - Nine Line ( North ) (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
8S09 - Peckinpah / Whiskey Road (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
9S62 - Dinkey Lakes (09/14/2020)
All California Forest trails are temporarily closed due to fire or risk of fire.
Fordyce Jeep Trail (09/12/2020)
Was passing by so I had to see for myself. closed 🙁
Moon Rocks (Area) (09/09/2020)
We planned to spend the week on Slick Rock, Deer Valley and Barrett Lake, but came out of Slick Rock to find all the California Forests had closed while we were in there. A quick change of plans landed us here at Moon Rocks (and some other trails in the area). This is a great place with a ton of different lines and obstacles to choose from.
7N17 - Slick Rock Road (09/08/2020)
Went into the trail Sunday and came out this morning to see barriers and closure signs.
Fordyce Jeep Trail (09/08/2020)
This is a strange time for all California Forest Trails. Most forests in the state have closed all trails due to fire or risk of fire. So far Tahoe National Forest has not closed all trails, but has put restrictions on camping and any campfires and stoves. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tahoe/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD799358

My Trails (87)