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Cleghorn OHV Trail

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Alt Names

Cleghorn Fire Rd, Cleghorn Ridge, Cleghorn Rd, Cajon Pass, San Bernardino National Forest, Powell Canyon, Sugarpine Spring, Silverwood Lake, Summit Trailhead

Last Known StatusOpen

This old fire road is about 15 miles long and eventually ends near Silverwood Lake. The trail itself is rated easy, but there are a few side spurs that may offer a little bit of challenge. The terrain is mostly hardpacked with a few rugged sections but is wide enough for jeeps. The scenery is pleasant and offers some nice views of the San Bernardino Mountains and Silverwood Lake.

The staging area off Cajon Pass is small and narrow and RVs are advised to park at Silverwood Lake or at the northern entrance (Summit OHV Staging Area) off Hwy 138.

All machines must display a current OHV registration sticker and Adventure Pass which can be purchased online or at the nearby ranger station.

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Nearest CitySan Bernardino, CA
AddressCleghorn Road, Phelan, CA 92371
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From: San Bernardino, CA
1) Take I-15 north to exit 129 for Cleghorn Road
2) Turn right (east) off the exit ramp, continue about 25 yards.
3) Stage at side of road.

For Summit OHV Staging Area:
1) Take I-15 to exit 131
2) Turn right (east) off the exit ramp onto Hwy 138, continue 4 miles
3) Turn right (south) on FS Road 3N22, continue .5 miles
4) Staging area is on the right (west).


LandNational Forest


Prosgreat scenery
Consstaging area is very small, no single track, not really a trail, just an old road
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayFull Day
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Approx Size3,200 acres (5 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3100 to 4500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has almost all roads.All
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from Oct 1 to April 30
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYesNot Recommended
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
Adventure Pass Fee


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Community Hospital of San Bernardino (909) 887-6333
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Chevron (760) 249-4575
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Chevron (760) 249-4575
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Mountain Lakes Campground (909) 887-7070
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Mountain Lakes Campground (909) 887-7070
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Mountain Lakes Campground (909) 887-7070
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SW)Applewhite Campground (909) 382-2881
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Chevron (760) 249-4575
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (SW)Glen Helen Regional Park (909) 887-7540
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (SW)Glen Helen Regional Park (909) 887-7540
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (SE)Silverwood Lake SRA (760) 389-2281


Contact InfoSan Bernardino National Forest - Lytle Creek Ranger Station
1209 Lytle Creek Road
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
(909) 382-2851
Contact InfoBig Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive
Fawnskin, CA 92338
(909) 382-2790
CommentSells Adventure Passes


Cleghorn Trail Photo

Cleghorn OHV Trail

The trail is wide and mostly hard packed, making it a good spot to bring novices. The scenery is nice too, but there is no shade or water.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

View of staging area with four trucks parked on the shoulder of the road from the trail.

The staging area is tiny. If your vehicle is not small enough to fit on the shoulder you will have difficulty. Those with long trailers should park at Summit OHV Staging Area, which is north at Cajon Pass.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

Mature woman on full sized ATV and young child on small ATV navigating 4x4 trail.

This trail is a good place to bring the family.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

A close up photo of the OHV trail.

This is the beginning of the trail near Cajon Junction.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

Scenic view of jeep trail with mountains in the background.

For a short distance, the trail follows the interstate but heads in a northeast direction toward Silverwood Lake.


Cleghorn Trail Photo

Trail with gate left open on the trail.

This gate is locked when the trail is closed.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

Scenic view of trail and San Bernardino Mountains.

From Cajon Junction the trail heads east underneath the powerlines. From here you can see I-15 in the distance.


Cleghorn Trail Photo

View of trail heading towards the San Bernardino Mountains.

Another view of the old fire road. The trail heads east and eventually ends near Silverwood Lake, which has camping, beaches and boat ramps. This is a good place for an easy offroad trip in a 4x4.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

Staging area with I-15 in the background.

The staging area is located right off I-15.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

Forest Service signage for 4x4 trail.

The signage shows that the trail is marked as easy.

Cleghorn Trail Photo

A scenic portion of the ATV trail heading into the San Bernardino National Forest.

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