Rowher Flat Trail - First Time

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Need some folks advices who has experience of Rowher Flat Trail.
I have stock JLUR only been to Cleghorn trail 4 to 5 times (some reason..hard for me to find a group) by myself.
I want to try new trails and found Rowher Flat Trail. Trying to go on this weekend...again by myself.
Can someone tell me which route I should take to? Leaving from San Gabriel area.
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Need some folks advices who has experience of Rowher Flat Trail.
I have stock JLUR only been to Cleghorn trail 4 to 5 times (some reason..hard for me to find a group) by myself.
I want to try new trails and found Rowher Flat Trail. Trying to go on this weekend...again by myself.
Can someone tell me which route I should take to? Leaving from San Gabriel area.
Rowher is much easier than Cleghorn. hard to explain which way to go. if you go on the backside, off Bouquet Canyon, across from the reservoir, than its pretty straight forward. it looks like a ridiculous angle but its nowhere near as difficult as it looks. then just go straight to the top and you can go to the left and work your way to the front.

sorry, i dont have a better way to explain it. hth
 

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Would a stock Range Rover Sport be able to make it through here if sticking to the bypasses? I have a buddy that's dying to come out on a wheeling trip, but I don't want to be an accessory to his insurance claim report :giggle:

I have Burns Canyon & Cleghorn fire road as back up options too
 

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Rowher doesnt have a lot of bypasses but you often have a choice of an easier path, especially at the more “difficult” parts, which arent many.

if you start on the back entrance, at the reservoir, where the crazy looking steep hill is, there is an easy bylass to take to get to the very top of the hill. When you get to the entrance at the bottom of the steep hill, if you keep driving up Bouquet, the next entrance (a few hundred feet up) is pretty much long, winding flat road to the top of the steep climb. From there its very easy to get to the top.

just make sure he airs down and try to keep the vehicle level. We encountered a subaru wagon at the top. If he can do it an RR can lol.
 

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Got this map from uncle Google, looks pretty chill if we stick to the designated forest roads. I will definitely be checking out the steeper sections. Thanks for the tips @JLUin818

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Rowher is well within what a Range Rover can do. You can start from the main entrance off Sierra Hwy. There is a practice area near staging area 1 to get familiar with things. Then there are all sorts of different levels within 10 minutes of that.

Some of those routes on the map are pretty much “you start it you have to finish it” drives. There is a “start here” on that map above. If you want to try out different types of “off-roading” I suggest you don’t start there but instead just go in the main entrance and start at the start. Lots of variety there.
 

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There is nothing very difficult in Rowher. It is a small area and every trail is super easy up or down. You can ride every trail in the park in about a half day. Here is an easy black diamond 2 track. Just don't let the rangers catch you on a trail like this because it is only quad rated.

The trail rating system there is a joke. Black diamond is equivalent to easy rating.

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Chris, Seeing you live here in SoCal I recommend Gorman and Alamo mountain. As soon as you get to the top of Alamo you can drop down Millers Jeep Trail and pop out near Frazier Park.
 
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