Pilot Rock OHV

Total Miles
6.1

Elevation

1,593.02 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Pilot Rock OHV offers spectacular views and water crossings along the hills near Silverwood Lake and Arrowhead Lake. Some of the surrounding cities include Lugo, Hesperia, and Apple Valley. It can take 1 to 4 hours to complete. If you didn't experience any SoCal traffic on the way to the trail, you might encounter some here. Watch for recreational vehicles (dirt bikes, ATVs, Polaris, etc.) and drive slowly around corners since parts of the trail are one-way. Tread lightly. Cell phone service can vary based on your provider and mobile device. You may experience drops in service along the way. Remember to download the trail to your offline maps in your app.

Photos of Pilot Rock OHV

Pilot Rock OHV
Pilot Rock OHV
Pilot Rock OHV

Difficulty

This trail is all about options. Its' technical rating can range from "easy" (if you stick to the fire road) to "extremely difficult," depending on which route you take. The fire road trail is easy enough for high clearance 2WD vehicles, but 4WD is recommended because certain parts are uneven and rutted with the potential for loose rocks. The optional obstacle bypasses that follow the fire road can challenge even the most experienced off-roaders with heavily modified 4x4 lifted vehicles because of the off-camber hard lines, deep holes, and steep grades. Please exercise extreme caution if you decide to take the advanced option alone. Use a spotter if you have a passenger.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Pete Ram Rebel
Mar 01, 2024
Open
Dusty
High winds carried lots of sand, and my rig got covered both outside and inside. 2WD trucks can make this trail.
Joshua Rodriguez
Feb 27, 2024
SxS
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
There was a puddle that is roughly 10 inches deep in the middle towards the beginning of the trail. Otherwise the trail was pretty enjoyable.
Brian G
Jan 27, 2024
4x4
Open
Washboard
Phillip Phan
Dec 10, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

The trailhead is off the 173. You will pass Live Oak and Sycamore Landing Picnic Area and catch glimpses of Silverwood Lake along the way.

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