Sunday, March 20, 2022

Corral Canyon OHV Loop and Corte Madera Hike

Another winter campout got cancelled so Jyoti and I headed out to a local OHV area for some offroading and hiking.

The start was at the Four Corner staging area in the Corral Canyon OHV area.  This area has trails for cars, MTB, SXS and jeeps.  Our plan was to loop the area in a counter-clockwise direction with a stop to bag Corte Madera.


Head of Espinosa Trail

The first leg was along Los Pinos road which was pretty rutted and rocky in spots.  We stopped at the closed gate to the fire tower and hiked up to check out the tower.  The views were great which is probably why the tower is there.  We continued on to the upper trailhead for Corte Madera where we parked.

The hike was steep in the beginning but the leveled out along the ridge.  The peak had great views and is well worth the effort.  Another hiker took some peak photos.

View from Corte Madera trail

Los Pinos fire tower

Corte Madera Peak

Back at the car, we headed down Espinosa Trail.  This road was rated 5 by and had some deep ruts and decent sized rocks.  At obstacle 2, we stopped to plan out a line.  Taking our time we made it through the short obstacle without issues.

The rest of the road was fairly smooth and finished up right before sundown.

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