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Capo Valley Four Wheelers

Golar Gulch

May 14th 2016


Goler Gulch is the off highway starting point.

Depart Norco Chevron/McDonald's, I-15/6th St at 07:00

Breakfast/top off fuel in Kramer Junction

Visit Randsburgh, a living Ghost Town just off Hwy 395

Take Goler Gulch through sand washes, dirt roads to Holland Camp. Visit miner cabin's along the way.

Camp near Holland Camp

Head over to Burro Schmidt's tunnel, Bickel Camp, Post Office, Red Rock Canyon, and exit via Last Chance Canyon. Numerous cabins and mines along the way.

See Golar Gulch via the "Runs" tab for maps/gpx data.


Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Run Requirements

  • 33+ Sized Tire
  • 2+ Suspension Lift
  • 4HI Transfer Case
  • Roll Cage
  • Camping Supplies

Run Recommendations

  • Rear Axle Locker

Additional Notes

Recommend more than stock lift for clearance in one narrow area.

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 3

Difficulty Level: 3

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 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
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 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


Rendezvous @ 6th Street Chevron in Norco

Meet at Chevron on 6th St/I-15 in Norco at 6:45. Caravan from the Chevron station in Norco, head north on Route 395 to Kramer Junction for breakfast at the Roadhouse and last gas. Roughly 33 miles north of Kramer Junction, you turn left onto Garlock Road, a two-lane paved road, which is itself named for a ghost town.  Another 3.8 miles brings us to the turn-off for Goler Gulch, which begins as a graded dirt road. The road is hard to spot from the highway, but there are a couple of signs that are slightly set back from the highway. One of them says "Goler Heights." Stay on the dirt road and avoid the private community that appears on the driver's left side. A short distance past the trailer park, the road descends into Goler Gulch. At this point, we're about a mile off the highway and the trail becomes very sandy.


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