Did a little exploring in the jeep the other day.
Took FR 287 north from the Haunted Cyn / steel bridge area up to Horrell Ranch. Good road with some large puddles, but high clearance should have no problem. The ranch is a regular estate with almost a mansion on it and looks to be in full operation. Go thru two gates close to each other right by the ranch which can be easily spotted from afar by two giant Italan cypress trees.
From there I wanted to see if I could get to a couple obscure and rarely used trailheads going west to the end of FR305 and then NW on FR306 to Musk Hog Spring. The unmarked turn onto FR305 is just beyond the ranch entrance and starts on a well maintained road that continues to degrade all the way to the TH till it becomes a definite 4X4 only. Lots of washouts along the way. There is one sign along the way and another at the TH alluding to "Horrell Creek TH".
From there up to Musk Hog Spr on FR306 looked better suited to hiking than wheeling. There is a sign that said "Not maintained for public access" and that's probably an understatement.
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on Mar 04 2018 8:42 pm, edited 2 times in total.