Superstition Mountain

Friday, November 9, 2012 9pm to Sunday, November 11, 2012 4pm

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Update 11/2:  Guest viewable.  Guests please contact me prior to the run so I know who is attending the run.


Time to head out to Superstition Mountain again!  The difficulty of the run will be dictated by the vehicles that show up.  However I cannot play on fire roads and sand all day so there will be rocks.  Jeeps have made it through these trails with no lift, 31" tires and a lot of great driving with some tow strap magic as well.  Stock vehicles are not recommended but we will find a way to get you through.  Expect lots of under carriage love if you are stock.

Trails can be very tight depending on what has happened with the weather and jeeps.  I personally have not been there in well over a year (maybe two) so things could have changed.  I know there are some new trails out there and I would like to find them if possible.  They are on the more difficult side.

No facilities out there but you can get your RV there and trailer if needed.  2WD to get to camp.  Place is OHV friendly so if you have something you want to bring you are welcome to but remember we will be out in jeeps most of the day.

Friday night if we feel up to it I'll do a "short" night run.  Lets plan on heading out at 8pm.  Please let me know if you are planning on attending the night run so we don't leave without you.

Saturday:  We will head at 9am and spend the majority of the day out.  Bring lunch in the jeep.

Saturday Night: No plan for a night run but who knows.  Nothing really close to get food at so bring some dinner.  If you have firewood you would like to share bring that too.

Sunday: If we haven't had enough maybe we will do a quick run in the morning.  I'll try to have us back at camp by 1pm.

There are pictures on the website as well as videos on the web.  Here or some of our trips on YouTube Part 1 (8.5min) Part 2 (8.5min)


If I forgot anything someone let me know

Rig & Run Details

The Run Liability Release Waiver must be printed, signed, and handed to the Trail Boss at the start of the Run. Click Here to Download

Ensure that your driving abilities and Rig meets the below requirements and recommendations.


  • CB Radio on Channel 4


  • 33+ Minimum-Sized Tire
  • 4LO Minimum Transfer Case
  • Roll Cage
  • Tow Hooks (D-Shackle)

Always required for any Run:

  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes


  • Front Axle Locker
  • Rear Axle Locker

Absolutely no excuses, you MUST have tow hooks. If you don't have tow hooks chances are you rig is very stock and you will need them more than you think. They must be securely mounted to the frame.

Difficulty: 3

1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained and possible erosion; 33" tires, Anti-sway bar disconnects, Rear hard locker, Off-road driving experience, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case strongly recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Map & Driving Directions

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Rendevous at: Trailhead/Campsite

There are many ways to get there.  Here is the way I would leave from Orange County.

Head South on I-5

East on Hwy 76 through Oceanside and pass I-15

Turn left onto Hwy 79 just past Lake Henshaw

Turn right onto S-2 just past the power station

Turn left on Hwy 78

Go past Ocotillo Wells all the way to 86/78

Turn right and head south on 86/78 towards Westmorland

Turn right at the stop sign on Forrester Rd

Turn right onto Imler Rd.  Keep an eye out for this one.  It's easily missed.  Google looks like 5-6mi

Follow the road as it turns and then turn right into dirt at Wheeler Rd

Follow that out for I guess 7-10mi.  The road will start to head right and into the mountain.  Don't go over the mountain.

You can go throgh Julian if you like or even over the 8 freeway.  I tow and I like this route the best.  Less windy than Julian and not such a long grade as the 8


Remember,  google is your friend


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Participants (12 of Unlimited spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
thumbnailBlack Widow
Wrangler YJ
10/04/12Rendevous00Trail Boss
thumbnailgreen tj
sahara tj
10/05/12Trail Head01Always fun. See you in camp Sat morning unless I have energy to drive out Friday night.
10/06/12Rendevous00does anyone want to go out friday morning?
TJ Rubicon
thumbnailSpo Daddy
Wrangler TJ
10/21/12See Comments11I am thinking about heading out on Friday with Marty, I will know for sure when the date gets closer.
11/06/12Rendevous00One friend will join me. He is an experienced driver with a well modified vehicle.
Sean Gruebnau
99 TJ 35" 4" FT LA Locked F&R
11/06/12Rendevous12Hi Chris...shoot me an email....looking to meet up Friday night. my cell is 847-722-4170 -Sean
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