HAVE YOU EVER used a 4x4 guidebook and quickly realized the author was never there? Ever wasted all day on a dog of trail because information you found online was just plain wrong? Ever unfolded a map, only to find your trail runs off the edge of the page? If so, then you know why our guidebooks are so popular.
We start by driving many trails, then select only the best. If it’s fun, it goes in our book, if not, the trash. We're sure you’ll come home with a smile on your face.
We design a custom map for each trail and add precise directions, including GPS waypoints. You can also purchase data cards with tracklogs that match the book. Photos show trouble spots, not just scenery, so you get everyone home safely.
We cover all levels from easy SUV backroads to difficult Jeep trails, as well as trails for ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes. If it’s off-highway fun you seek, you’ve come to the right place.
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We recently came across a really cool map published by the National Park Service (presented by Jeep) showing backcountry roads throughout the park. The first page of the PDF shows the map and important information such as camping & road types, while the second page lists many of the roads with great descriptions. Many of the roads are suitable for stock SUVs so they can be enjoyed by nearly everyone!
The roads on the map correspond to several trails in our Northern California and Southern California guidebooks, specifically:
Guide to Southern California Backroads & 4WD Trails
#1 Titus Canyon (E)
#2 Chloride City (M)
#3 Cottonwood/Marble Canyon (M)
#4 Echo Pass/Inyo Mine (D)
#5 Jail Canyon (Partial) (M)
#6 Pleasant Canyon/South Park (Partial) (D)
#7 Goler Wash/Mengel Pass (Partial) (D)
#8 Butte Valley (E)
Guide to Northern California Backroads & 4WD Trails
#47 Swansea Cerro Gordo Rd (M)
#48 Racetrack via Hunter Mountain (M)
Hopefully those of you wishing to explore this area will find this map useful!