Pilot Rock Road

A scenic trail with great views of Silverwood Lake.

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Trail Overview


Easy: The main route described here is steep and narrow in a few places but suitable for any high clearance 4x4 vehicle. Ridge route is much steeper with large ruts. Road 2N17X is a hardcore OHV route.


The dam at Silverwood Lake, aka Cedar Springs Dam, was built in 1971. In the early part of the 1900s, about 100 farming families lived in the small town of Cedar Springs, which would now be located at the bottom of the lake, had it not been razed before the lake was filled.

Access Description

Take Highway 138 east about 16 miles from Interstate 15 at Cajon Junction. Turn left on a small paved road at a sign for Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area/Miller Canyon. Go north about 400 feet to Forest Road 2N37 on right. If you've driven Cleghorn Ridge, Trail #65, first, turn right on 138 and go 5.8 miles.

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