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The Corral Canyon OHV Area is located near the town of Pine Valley. Within this area, the Corral Canyon and Bobcat Meadows campgrounds give you access to over 51 miles of OHV trails. These trails, which run across the Cleveland National Forest, offer you a mix of awesome scenery and test of skills. This place has a beauty of its own and is a big draw with visitors to the Cleveland National Forest. Your drive through the Corral Canyon Open OHV Area will offer many scenic views of the valley below. The main attraction trails in Corral Canyon include Bronco Peak, Bronco Peak Connector, Gunslinger, and Sidewinder.

As the trails vary in elevation it offers a lot of adventure to beginners as well as seasoned wheelers. The terrain offers many surprises and driving around in a laid back manner is not recommended. Be alert for oncoming vehicles at all times. If you haven't had to chance to put some racing stripes on your truck, Corral Canyon will do that for you.

Bronco Peak
This is a very technical four-wheel drive trail. Oversize tires and a lift are recommended. There is a possibility of damage to full size trucks. Short wheelbase vehicles are preferred, but light trucks can make it through with no damage as well.

Connector
This is a difficult trail in the Corral Canyon OHV area. It can be started at the campground, going through to Bronco Peak or run downhill from Bronco Peak to the campground. Oversize tires and a lift are required, with lockers required if running it uphill. Sliders are highly reccomended to avoid damage. The main feature is the steep wedge. If not done carefully, it can end up in a rollover. There are a few other off-camber situations and difficult terrain.

Sidewinder
This is a moderate trail in the Corral Canyon OHV area. There are several steep rock climbs and sharp dropoffs that make up most of the challenge. The trail is a good warmup for Bronco Peak and the connector. Body damage is unlikely.

Espinoza
This is a stock friendly trail that connects with Skye Valley Rd. These run the perimeter of the area and are mostly graded dirt roads with only a few obstacles that a stock rig would need some patience on. These are great for a relaxing day with a visit up to the Fire Lookout Tower. Be sure to say hi to Firefighter Norm!

Gunslinger
This is a collection of trails. The main trail is rated easy while the off-shoots, of which there are 3 (A, B and C), are rated up to black diamond. The trails are narrow and lined with chaparral. Don't be afraid of a few pinstripes. A good spotter will keep you away from harm. Depending on direction, this will end at the intersection of Connector and Bronco Peak.




Minimum Requirements:
Espinoza/Skye Valley- 4WD

Sidewinder/Bronco Peak- 33s, 1 locker(recommended), sliders and armor

Gunslinger- 33s, 1 locker, sliders and armor

Connector- 35s, locked f/r, sliders and armor
Meet Point:
Four Corners

Go east on I8 about 30 miles to Buckman Springs Road (Exit 51). Go south on Buckman Springs Road about 3.25 miles. You will pass Mountain Empire High School on your left and a Forest Service facility on your right. Shortly after passing the Forest Service facility there will be a right turn with signs for Corral Canyon OHV area. Take the right at Morena Stokes Valley Rd. and proceed past the military base. Continue a couple of miles up the mountain toward the fire lookout tower. As you reach a saddle of the mountain you will see the 4 Corners Parking area of Corral Canyon OHV Park.

N32 43.468 W116 33.552

Meet Time:
10am
 

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I plan to make this. I would remain mostly on Skye Valley and Espinosa. Might do one of the shorter loops near Gunslinger depending on time but certainly not Sidewinder or Bronco as I am way too wide now.
 

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I maybe able to make it. See if I can get some work done on the Tacoma before the date. Only trail I will not take my Tacoma on is the Bronco Peak Connector trail.
 

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I maybe able to make it. See if I can get some work done on the Tacoma before the date. Only trail I will not take my Tacoma on is the Bronco Peak Connector trail.
Took my 80 series on connector about 8 years ago... regretted it! LOL
 

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I'm in!

I'd like to lead a group through the Gunslinger trails. These trails can become very narrow with tight turns. Because of this, I will be limiting my group to 5.
My winch is not working, my CB makes no sounds, I don't think my HAM radio is transmitting, and my AC is broken.

Other than that, I'm in for gunslinger.
 

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I maybe able to make it. See if I can get some work done on the Tacoma before the date. Only trail I will not take my Tacoma on is the Bronco Peak Connector trail.
We will not be doing Connector. No worries!


Took my 80 series on connector about 8 years ago... regretted it! LOL
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My winch is not working, my CB makes no sounds, I don't think my HAM radio is transmitting, and my AC is broken.

Other than that, I'm in for gunslinger.
Well, yee-haw! The AC was the first thing I had to fix on the cruiser . . . . per Mayra. But then we recently found out it shuts off at high engine temps. Time to cut into the hood! It was a fun project, though. The condenser, compressor and drier all got replaced. It blows colder than our CR-V, now. HA! I bought everything off Rock Auto.

It's good to have you back, Leon. This weekend will be a lot of fun!
 

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My winch is not working, my CB makes no sounds, I don't think my HAM radio is transmitting, and my AC is broken.

Other than that, I'm in for gunslinger.
Gonna be good to see you out there!
 

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Hi Guys, put me down for this.
Medium difficulty stuff for me. I watched a youtube on Gunslinger and it looks like it would give my truck problems getting between the rocks.
See you Saturday!
-Rick
 

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Hi Guys, put me down for this.
Medium difficulty stuff for me. I watched a youtube on Gunslinger and it looks like it would give my truck problems getting between the rocks.
See you Saturday!
-Rick
Do you have a a lift? If so, I don't think you'll have a problem. Plus, you have sliders! The only other run we have scheduled for this weekend is the perimeter roads: Skye Valley and Espinoza.
 
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