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Please list the TOP THREE places you've wheeled with your FJ Cruiser. Everyone is looking for places to go. It doesn't have to be in SoCal. Just the best three. I guess that means that I have to start off.

1. Kokopelli Trail (between Grand Junction, Colorado and Moab, Utah) It takes in the best of Colorado and includes Moab. There are challenging portions of this trail but it's just awesome and takes between 2 and 3 days to complete.

2. White Rim Trail (Near Moab, Utah) It's a two-day trip, you need a permit and it's an awesome drive. It's not super difficult, but it is spectacular.

3. Mojave Road (Needles to Barstow, California) It's not just the trip, it's the group that usually does the trip that makes this so much fun. The trail isn't difficult but the terrain is varied and it's always interesting.
 

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Once again, kudo's to the Uphill. Nice thread starters Larry.

1. Joshua Tree (Pinto Basin, Old Dale Mining, Black Eagle trail) This is not the sandy roads across the middle, but up on those mountains that are on the edges and look like big piles of rocks. This one is just plain rough. Most challenging trail I've attempted. No one in the group of 4 rigs had ever been there, so it was technically challenging, navigationally difficult, and a cool area to see. It has taken a couple months, but I'm ready to go back. Need some more pin stripes and chunks out of my tires.

2. Mojave Road (Barstow/Needles, California) Like Larry says, it's the people, but the terrain is very cool as well. Challenging because of the remoteness, but VERY beautiful. I think our timing has something to do with that, because the snow on the Joshua Trees was a sight I will not soon forget.

3. The next trail. :) It's always going to be a good one.
 

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1) The Initiator, Peacock flats. Oahu Hawaii. the first mean trail I ever took the little pig up, Made it through when still kinda stockish and 2 hummers and a jeep had major carnage behind me and shut the trail down for the day for welding and such.

2) Moks, Mokule'ia north shore Hawaii. Just a fun playground with anything from ridiculously deep and sticky mud holes, to giant washouts, to great loose dirt hill climbs, and much more including some of the best shore fishing, secluded swimming coral cove pools, and whales and other cool animals to watch while there.

3) Anything out in AB. washes, coyote canyon, truckhaven, all of it is so different and fun for it's own reasons.



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Nice thread, Larry! But I've only been wheeling once, and you were there for the entirety of it. So, Mojave is #1-#3 on my list!! I gotta get out more..... :'(
 

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I'm just going to put one,

Mojave Road.

Cleghorn was great when i was a complete noob, but now makes me bored.


But i love lytle since i can go damn fast.


so my list is:

1) mojave

2)-10) Lytle fits in there somewhere.


other than that i have not really done many other trails.
 

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Okay, this is only my FJ, so a lot of great trails wont make the cut.

1 Saline Valley/Eureka Valley/Lippencott loop

2 Mojave Rd

3 Camino del Diablo
 

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Moab, Ut. - It was more then I expected in terms of Beauty and terrain. If you haven't been you need to! The wheeling is absolutely amazing you can do things there on the slick rock that you wouldn't believe.




Baja, Mexico - Its always a great trip being in a place so diffrent and simpler then our own. Once you get south of Ensenada that is. :) Wheeling is fast and fun.




Bee Canyon - My local trail that runs from Hemet to Idyllwild. Not hard by any means but its so close I can do it when ever I want to just get away for a little while.




Great thread Larry!
 

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1. Mexico - Always an adventure, even when not wheelin!

2. Big Bear/Arrowhead area - All types of trails for all tastes.

3. Oceano Dunes aka Pismo - Cool beach weather, sand, shoping for da wife all in 1 place!
 

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I don't have 3 top picks yet... as my off road experiences where growing up in NJ and PA going fishing/hunting/camping in beat up 4x4 that went through anything. Here in SoCal my off roading (for biking/hikng and docent work) are in my 4x2 4Runner...

To Larry, thanks this will be a great thread for newbies like me...

I have done the White Rim twice, on a mountain bike... once a three day camping/riding trip, the other a one day / 100 miler (15 hours on trail).

Me 2nd from the left


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anything in moab ;D black widow trail in moab is my fav.. its easy and if done the right way you get to do the "golden crack" thats harder then it looks! if you do the crack i hope you have some FLEX
 

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Panamint Mts. in Death Valley, trails range from mild to difficult. I dig the history part of wheelin in places like Panamint. This place has a ton of history and it is well documented. There are a few adopt a cabins there that you can stay for free if there is nobody in them.

Calico, great wheelin and it is close to home.

Mojave rd. Like others have said, not that the trail is hard but I love the company I wheel with. I also love the history of the road. Like the Panamint area the Mojave rd is well documented and you should get a book or two before you run the road. It makes it that much more interesting.
 

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Ok, my top 3 places will be just that, places since I really don't know the specific trail names..

1) MOAB! Love it so much, my liscense plates read "MMM MOAB"

2) Most anywhere in Anza Borrego.. My last trip there I found myself driving into a slot canyon and had to do a bit of rock crawling to get back out. One one of our other outings, I stumbled upon the Jasper Trail.. That was a hoot!

3) In the same general area you'll find the Carizo Badlands.. Lots of great wheelin' there for most all levels of expertise.

4) Stoddard Wells and Hungry Valley both have some awesome runs.

5) Death Valley and the surrounding area is great for wheeling.
 
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