Miller Jeep Trail - 20W06

Total Miles
3.1

Elevation

2,046.47 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Miller Jeep Trail is an iconic trail for folks in the southern California off-road community. Miller Jeep Trail is located off Interstate 5 about an hour's drive north of Los Angeles in the Los Padres National Forest. It is quite short--only three miles--but to get there you first have to take the much longer but easier Lockwood Creek Trail, which winds over several mountain ridges taking you from the Lockwood Valley to Lockwood Flat. Then the Miller Jeep Trail takes you straight up the side of Alamo Mountain. Once at the top, you have spectacular views of the valleys surrounding Alamo Mountain as well as Hungry Valley OHV. From there, it's a nicely graded dirt road down into HV OHV and eventually to the pavement.

Photos of Miller Jeep Trail - 20W06

Miller Jeep Trail - 20W06
Miller Jeep Trail - 20W06
Miller Jeep Trail - 20W06

Difficulty

This trail used to be more like a 3 or 4-rated trail. However, the rains in 2023 washed out sections of this trail and made some of the obstacles even more difficult. It should also be noted that, unlike some trails where the gatekeeper is at the beginning of the trail, here it's at the end (or near the end). 4x4s with at least 35-inch tires and a rear locker (front locker recommended) can make it up Alamo Mountain on Miller Jeep Trail with little or no body damage. You may also opt for a spotter on a couple of the obstacles near the top as well.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Joerg Hallbauer
Feb 13, 2024
2022 Ford Bronco
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure

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