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Recently got into off-roading with my 2017 Frontier SV 4.0 L V6 4x4 and was hoping to find some local trails around the San Fernando Valley/ LA area. Anyone know of some good spots? Nothing too intense, more of an beginner/ intermediate in this area, looking to get better. The truck has a 2.5" leveling kit from rough country and SPC aftermarket UCA's and i'm in the process of getting some all-terrain tires. Any further upgrade recommendations? Rock Sliders, Bumpers, Skid Plates, Sway Bar Delete, E-Lockers?
 

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There are a lot of trails near Big Bear. I was down there about 5 years ago and enjoyed the 2N02/3N03 loop (pretty mild but fun), Wild Horse Meadow (mild but pretty), Jacoby Canyon (intermediate, I'd recommend sliders or a very good spotter) and Gold Mountain (a little more advanced, you'll want to wait until you have armor) but I know there are a bunch of other trails in the area as well. I also did Skyline and Grandview Loop, which were easy. I thought those two trails were kinda meh, but my perception may have been clouded by the fact that there was a big mountain biking event that made it difficult to enjoy the trails.

I would also highly recommend you purchase either
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As far as upgrades, I posted this thread a couple days ago: http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f15/what-does-take-make-frontier-off-road-worthy-331586/. Go give it a read and if you still have any questions, come back and ask. Short version of my answer is that I'd add some skids and sliders to your existing setup and wheel it that way for a while. Once you get some more off road miles on the truck, it will be easier to figure out what additional upgrades you want to do.

Oh, and welcome to the forum.
 

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Welcome to the off-road world, and the fold...enjoy your stay


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What part of the valley are you in? I live in Chatsworth.
 

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I'm in Reseda and commute to CSUN daily. I take my bike (2002 Ducati Monster 750) out through Chatsworth pretty often. I like hitting the Santa Susana Pass on it. I was hoping to find a local trail to hit pretty quick... I was thinking up near Porter Ranch even though it may not be completely legal to do so haha. Originally from Palmdale, so I'm pretty used to just driving out away from town and just hopping off the road into the desert.
 

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Nice! I grew up in Reseda and just moved out to Chatsworth. I am not sure if there are any areas that are super local to us to make an afternoon out of. There are some places on the mountain between Simi and SFV, but I don't suggest going there, because they had a nuclear spill there in the 50's (I think it was the 50's?) I will take a look and maybe we can go hit some light trails nearby. My truck is only 2wd, so I am limited.

The facebook page is pretty good that HazMatt shared as well.

We can also go to Gorman, which is like 1hr. drive up the 5, near pyramid lake. That one has a fun playground and good trails. We can open it up get a small half day/ full day out of it with some others here in group.
 

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Yes, definitely hit Hungry Valley (Gorman) which is the third largest SVRA in California. It has good trails for beginners and a 4x4 practice area, as well. You'll have a blast.
 

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Check Rowher Flats OHV... They rank the different trails; green, blue, black trails. You can test and practice on your rig.
 

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Since Big Bear was mentioned, there's a cool forest road on the way up there. City Creek, forest road 1N09 is pretty awesome. People go shooting there so you have to drive out a few miles to pass the crowds and trash. Several creek crossings when I went last April.
 

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LYTLE CREEK not litle. We would sometimes go up litle creek to wrightwood.

We would sometimes go up litle creek to wrightwood. Fontana main street, Sierra Ave straight up through litle creek
 
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