Slavin to West Stronghold

Total Miles


1,562.50 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Slavin Forest Road 687 lies within Coronado National Forest. Most of the trail is smooth sandy gravel with incredible views of Council Rocks. Once reaching the gate at Corazon Ranch and turning onto West Stronghold FR 688 the road becomes more technical and narrow with washouts and many creek crossings. A good section of the trail travels along a very rocky dried-out creek bed that will require decent clearance and good tire placement. With that said I was surprised to see several Subarus at the end of the road parking at the West Stronghold Trailhead.

Photos of Slavin to West Stronghold

Slavin to West Stronghold
Slavin to West Stronghold
Slavin to West Stronghold


The many creek crossings could become deep and fast after heavy rains. The rocky dried out creek bed is the most challenging section of the trail along West Stronghold FR 688

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Status Reports

Scott Perry
Apr 03, 2024
First timer here went with a group of 5 easy going in a stock jeep wrangler 2 door. Stayed in 2 wheel drive all the way.

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