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eatpasta 10-25-2012 10:31 AM

Easy forest/fire roads near idyllwild?
 
The wife got some groupon deal in idyllwild this weekend and we are taking the GS. Are there any good sight seeing fire roads up there? I've been looking around and there are certainly lots of dirt roads up there but I dont really fancy taking the GS into some gnarly stuff with the wife on the back.... she's not into it....

:lol3

anyways....

:ear

CA Stu 10-25-2012 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eatpasta (Post 19897946)
The wife got some groupon deal in idyllwild this weekend and we are taking the GS. Are there any good sight seeing fire roads up there? I've been looking around and there are certainly lots of dirt roads up there but I dont really fancy taking the GS into some gnarly stuff with the wife on the back.... she's not into it....

:lol3

anyways....

:ear

Rouse Hill Rd over to Bautista Canyon Rd off the 74 towards Hemet.
Bautista Canyon is a wide open, flat, well graded dirt road.

Here's an easy loop without Rouse Hill Rd. http://goo.gl/maps/QwYPx
You can check it out and explore side roads from there.

Bee Canyon Truck Trail, the back way to Idyllwild from the 74 by Hemet, is a bit steeper but nothing gnarly. There is a whole network of forest roads out that way...

Alternately, the 243 down the hill towards Banning is a great road ride.

Hard to go too far wrong in that area. :thumb

Edit: The Google street view camera car turned around on Bautista Canyon right where it turns into dirt :lol3

eatpasta 10-25-2012 03:10 PM

hey thanks man!

:thumb

we will check it out!!

GoNOW 10-27-2012 12:14 AM

CA Stu has got about everything covered.

Watch out in on some of the back roads heading to Poppet Flats/Soboba area. The Indians tend to shoot first and don't bother with the questions.

eatpasta 10-29-2012 02:52 PM

heh we didnt have problems with any of the locals...

:lol3

we did have a nice afternoon ride down Bautista. Talk about graded man the road was FLAT. super easy, nice sightseeing ride. Just enough for me and the wife to have a taste of off road for the after noon then back up into the hills. Talk about warm though - easily over 80, then cold, then hot again. must be California!

:dunno

thanks for the tip, Stu!

:thumb

CA Stu 10-29-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eatpasta (Post 19926488)
thanks for the tip, Stu!

:thumb

De nada, amigo! :beer

Xcountry-Rider 10-29-2012 08:44 PM

Black Mountain Rd
 
Also check out Black Mountain Rd its pretty cool!!

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Cannabinoid 10-30-2012 07:30 AM

Most indians respect the peace pipe. Never hurts to pack for emergencies!


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