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    Sovereign Trail - Need 4 wheel drive?

    Do you need a four wheel drive to get back to the start of the Sovereign Trail? I remember there being some sand on the dirt road leading to the trail head but I cannot remember how bad that road was???? Can I get my big 2 wheel drive SUV back there?

    Thanks.

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    i have seen plenty of two wheel drive vehicles parked at the Willow Springs trailhead. The crux is the creek bed crossing. You also see quite a few vehicles parked just before the sand in the creek bed (at the junction where you turn right towards the trail head).

    I have been through it plenty of times in two wheel mode with my previous vehicle (ford ranger) and my current (fj cruiser) but they both had high clearance.

    Worst case on a weekend if you do get stuck in the sand would be a 5-15min wait for someone to come along to pull you out. It is a popular area on weekends.

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    uhhh...ride your bike?

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    Why drive..

    when you can ride your bike? The ride from the Willow Springs parking lot to the trailhead is trivial.

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    I was there last weekend and it was easily passable in all but a lowered car. Anything stock height will be fine.

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    Another option... park at the Bar M TH. It's a nice graded dirt parking lot. Look for the cowboy statue. Ride Bar M, then hook up with Sovereign from there. Some of the best trail on Sovereign is south of Willow Springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerneil
    Do you need a four wheel drive to get back to the start of the Sovereign Trail? I remember there being some sand on the dirt road leading to the trail head but I cannot remember how bad that road was???? Can I get my big 2 wheel drive SUV back there?

    Thanks.
    AWD unnecessary.

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    The road is fine for 2wd unless you are a tard that can't drive in sand.

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    made it easily in a fwd car 2 weeks ago, just don't stop in the riverbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butter nuts
    The road is fine for 2wd unless you are a tard that can't drive in sand.
    The road is fine for bikes, unless you're a tard that can't pedal on a flat dirt road.
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