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You are here: Home : Mountain Biking Last Updated on 12/18/2005    
Diff: Rating 6/10
Scenic: Rating 7/10
Tech: Rating 7/10
Cleghorn Mountain from Hesperia
         long fireroad ascent from Silverwood
Location: San Bernardino Mountains, San Bernardino National Forest, Southern California
Region: Silverwood Lake Region
Total Distance: 40 Mi
Elevation Gain: 4,500 Ft
Season: Sept-April
Type: Loop
Start Elev: 3,100 Ft
Peak Elev: 5,333 Ft
Total Time: 3.85 hr

Peak List Peak List
Peak Name Elevation
Cleghorn Mountain 5,333 Ft

Ride added by
on 12/18/2005
Driving Directions
Drive to Hesperia, bring your bike.
We rode out of honda valley to the platform then down a rocky ridge trail to the intersection of Hwy 173 & Hwy 138. Make a left onto Hwy 138 and ride maybe 1 mile up to a forest road on the right just after the highway levels out a bit. Take this fire road to the summit of Cleghorn and down the other side to the jeep trail that intertwinds with it. Ride the jeep trail down for a steep, technical descent or just stay on the fire road, they intersect at the bottom. Take the main road back out to Hwy 138, make a right about a mile to Summit Valley Rd on the left. Take a left and ride about 6-8 miles back to Hesperia.
It was a good day until I dislocated my shoulder right at the top of Cleghorn Jeep trail on the way down. Didn't crash, just somehow screwed it up. Descended the rest on the fireroad with one arm and road home one-handed. Bummer.
Trail Condition
The trails are in great riding condition, a little beat up from the OHVs but nice and rideable.
Notes about this ride report
Note to self: Maintenance schedule:
Put a new chain and cassette on at ~10245 miles. Burned out last one in 1400 miles and 2.5 months. Should've changed chain sooner. Change that damn thing every month.

I rode most of this ride big ring cause my middle ring is shot.

Rode with Todd & Romolo.

Computer Readings:
Distance: 39.85 miles
Ridetime: 3:51:10 hr
Avg Speed: 10.42 mph
Max Speed: 34.2 mph
Miles on computer: 1905.78 miles
Odometer: 10317 miles
Time on computer: 167:41 hours

I think I tore my rotater cuff, damn.

I can't ride, this sucks.

12/18... got the new Dwight Yoakam CD, "Blame the Vain".

12/19...Now I'm sick, this sucks.

12/22... had a giant belgium waffle breakfast

12/22... got my pictures from white mtn developed finally, 1 hour at rite aid, got a free 2nd set, cost $7.85 including tax

12/22...Shoulder is getting better, still can't ride, this sucks.

12/22...Starting to rehab my shoulder with a big rubber band. It is definately feeling better.

12/22... still can't touch opposite shoulder, painful to put shirt on, cold going away.

12/22... things are looking good, I rode around the block

12/22... over 'n out.
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