Pilot Rock Truck Trail

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Pilot Rock Truck Trail
Photo: A Jeep climbs up Pilot Rock Truck Trail with Silverwood Lake in the back
Trail Information
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Part of: San Bernadino National Forest
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Terrain: Steep off-camber climbs
Off-Road Use: Street Legal
Difficulty: Difficult Difficult.gif Or Easy Easy.gif
County: San Bernadino, CA
Nearest Cities: Hesperia, CA
Map Links: Google Map
Satellite Map: Google Satellite
Special Map: Google Earth Hybrid
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Google Earth: Pilot Rock Area.kmz
Climate: 7 Day Forecast


Pilot Rock Truck Trail is an easy trail as long as you stay on the main portion of the trail but by taking the many side trails along the way you can go from mildly moderate to dangerous. Only experienced offroad drivers should attempt some of the climbs on the side routes since they can become extremely off camber and loose, 2N17X will also intersect 2N33 be aware that this is a very challenging trail and is rated Most Difficult and does deserve the rating.


Pilot Rock Truck Trail is also known as 2N33. It starts near Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest. -Map. It connects Silverwood Lake with Hwy 173 Lake Arrowhead Area. The main trail is a roughly graded road, but there is a side trail that weaves along the peak. Some parts of it are challenging. As you move closer to the intersection with Hwy 173 you will see more vegetation and trees, the trail crosses couple of small creeks perfect for picnic, turning right/south on 173 will take you to Arrowhead City, turn left/north and you are going down into the Mojave River Forks Reservoir and dam, this is a scenic drive that eventually will take you back to where you started, Silverwood Lake.

Photo Gallery[edit]

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Video Gallery[edit]

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Maps and GPS Coordinates[edit]

Pilot Rock Truck Trail Coordinates: 34.304819° -117.310156° Coordinates: 34.304819° -117.310156°

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