Day Runs

These trails are close enough to San Diego to make decent and convenient day runs.

In these pages you will find some nice resources for reviewing and choosing 4 wheeling runs. You’ll find trail descriptions, maps, GPS tracks and waypoints, videos, and pictures. In addition there are example run announcement texts. There is basically everything a potential run leader needs in order to put a run together.


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP)

________ABDSP north
Calcite Mine    1     (Including tour of Font’s Point, Vista del Malpais, and Seventeen Palms)
Pinyon Mtn. Trail    2+
Chariot Mountain (Mason Valley TT, Oraflamme, Rodriguez)     1 – 2
(Lower) Coyote Canyon    1+
The Slot/Hawk Canyon/Buttes Pass    1+

________ABDSP south
Canyon Sin Nombre    1+
Sandstone Canyon   1+ – 2
ABDSP South Tour   1+ – 2



Mountain Springs Trail    2 – 2+
Carrizo Gorge Overlook Trail  (Table Mountain)   2 – 2+
Jacumba Border Trails, Elliot Mine, and Valley of the Moon     2


Cleveland National Forest

________CNF south, Buckman Springs
Corral Canyon: Bronco Peak Trail   
1+ – 4+
Corral Canyon: circle, Espinoza   1+ – 2 – 2+

________CNF north, Ramona
Black Mountain TT, Lusardi TT, Orosco Ridge Rd, Santa Ysabel Rd   1  –  1+

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Otay Mountain Truck Trail
Donohoe Mountain trails  (Sycamore Canyon, Mocogo Ranch)  2  –  2+
Painted Gorge    2  to  3

A bit far for day runs.

Truckhaven   1 – 3

Superstition Mountain   1 – 5

Ocotillo Wells
Big Bear