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JetskiMark
02-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Rowher Flats (http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/california_05675/ride_6350.htm) is a legal OHV area in Santa Clarita. The main entrance is off of Sierra Highway. (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=34.499605,-118.382103&panoid=IPfHH6dS8AYLZzMC4a66aw&cbp=12,7.39,,0,-1.1&t=h&ll=34.499508,-118.382162&spn=0,359.996516&z=19) Zoom out from the street view to see the satellite view of the area. It reopened near the end of last year. The trails are marked with a difficulty rating and which vehicles are allowed. Here is a YouTube search.
(http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Rowher+Flats&search_type=&aq=f)
I took my F-350 there last week. It was the first time I took my new (to me) truck offroad. I went with two other diesel trucks. We entered off of Bouquet Canyon Road just East of Bouquet Reservoir. (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=34.576183,-118.374501&panoid=E4Qzkg3KsTO28nKcTML7kw&cbp=12,115.9,,0,2.16&ll=34.576146,-118.37448&spn=0,359.996516&t=h&z=19) The gate is open and you can see the trail going up the mountain. We followed the Martindale Ridge Road to the top. This trail is marked as a black diamond. As long as it's dry, it should not be a problem for a 4x4. I posted a few pictures in another forum here. (http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/california/208666-rowher-flats-ohv-9.html#post2569985) We exited at the main entrance on Sierra Highway.

I would like to go back soon and it would be nice to go with a few other PSD trucks.

Anybody interested?

06powerstroke
02-07-2010, 08:26 PM
I live about 5 miles from Texas Canyon (that is what us locals call Rowher Flats) I would be down to go but I would be riding my 450, not mobin the truck.

smotrs
02-07-2010, 09:13 PM
Darn, was thinking this was a offroad (dirtbike) trip. :)

JetskiMark
02-07-2010, 11:00 PM
I live about 5 miles from Texas Canyon (that is what us locals call Rowher Flats) I would be down to go but I would be riding my 450, not mobin the truck.

It is fun to ride a bike there. I used to ride my old XR600 there a long time ago. So you would not want to take your truck there?

Your Baja looks really nice. Do you ever take it there? Do you have a build thread or all of the specs posted anywhere?


Darn, was thinking this was a offroad (dirtbike) trip. :)

I changed the title from "Offroad" to "Wheeling" to make it clearer.

I have not had a dirt bike for a few years and I would like to get another one after I get my F-350 dialed in and find a good deal on a toy hauler.

06powerstroke
02-08-2010, 11:00 AM
It is fun to ride a bike there. I used to ride my old XR600 there a long time ago. So you would not want to take your truck there?

Your Baja looks really nice. Do you ever take it there? Do you have a build thread or all of the specs posted anywhere?

I usually don't offroad my truck, that's what my bike and Baja are for, I don't want to break my DD. Thanks for the comment on the bug, right now it is under construction again and probably wont be done for a couple months. It's getting a full tubular front end with Kings, king and linkpin, and rack and pinion steering. I have never taken it to the Flats, just to the desert.

Blanco
02-20-2010, 07:28 PM
I wanna do the Mojave trail & as long as this has some completely different dates, I'll go..

But the Mojave Trail will be alot more fun. :D

Azusa would also be alot of fun.

BFT
02-21-2010, 12:27 PM
i'm down to go!

JetskiMark
02-21-2010, 01:33 PM
I wanna do the Mojave trail & as long as this has some completely different dates, I'll go..

But the Mojave Trail will be alot more fun. :D

I agree.

Azusa would also be alot of fun.

I have never been there. I would like to go there in the near future.




i'm down to go!

Nice, another member from Simi.

Your truck looks nice in your avatar. Do you have a gallery posted anywhere?


I'm doing some audio wiring on my truck today. Maybe next weekend we could get a few trucks together.

Blanco
02-21-2010, 05:03 PM
For those of you that dont know, Rowher Flats is alot of hilly trails up & down mountains..

Someone may wanna make sure the place it open because it does get closed from time to time due to rain damaging the trails.

Heres some pics & a Video from the last time I went up there.

http://www.thewebwheeler.com/forums/showthread.php?t=725&highlight=Rowher+Flats

06powerstroke
02-22-2010, 01:49 PM
I can check and see if it's open before you guys head out, I live right there. Just let me know...

Blanco
02-22-2010, 02:00 PM
I can check and see if it's open before you guys head out, I live right there. Just let me know...
It is currently open right?

06powerstroke
02-22-2010, 02:47 PM
It is currently open right?
I haven't checked after all the rain, I will cruise by the gate tomorrow morning and let you guys know...

06powerstroke
02-22-2010, 11:31 PM
I went and looked, it is currently open as of today:yay:

eponator
02-23-2010, 12:32 PM
I wanna do the Mojave trail & as long as this has some completely different dates, I'll go..

But the Mojave Trail will be alot more fun. :D

Azusa would also be alot of fun.

I've been refraining from commenting simply because I didn't have a fully functioning truck and wasn't sure when I'd have him ready by. As of last night though I can safely say I am definitely down!!!

Spent a couple hours driving him around last night after finishing the installs and got the new parameters dialed in... the little 5.4 woke up a bit :D

I believe I am finally ready!!! So when's this Rowher flats things going down?
Also, I think I've mentioned it before on here but I live about 20 min away from Azusa and would be down to roll out there any weekend. Just shoot me a PM.

BFT
03-06-2010, 04:59 PM
i slacked on this thread, i would say next weekend but im headed out to sunrise for the SOCAPS event.

im pretty much down to go anywhere, just to get outa town! i dont have my street bike any more (stolen) so offroading has been my new release. i go to azusa and goof around there from time to time, the mojavi trail sounds interesting and would like to check it out! the one in santa clarita sounds REAL good since its closer...
i also have to get ready for the wheeling trip coming up.

Blanco
03-06-2010, 07:32 PM
The Mojave trail dates & plan is all set, Just arrange to meet up with us.
It will be lots of fun.
If your like me you'll go a day early, so you can have fun gambling in Laughlin. http://bestsmileys.com/oneofakind/3.gif