San Diego Four Wheelers


San Diego, California


The San Diego 4 Wheelers is one of the largest and oldest 4WD vehicle clubs in southern California. We are a non-profit family oriented organization and support Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation within the spirit of Tread Lightly. We help in the maintenance and preservation of existing 4WD OHV opportunities and the creation of new opportunities where possible. The principal function of the club is to promote and participate in safe and responsible off-highway four wheel drive activities and to educate the public on how to properly use and conserve our lands.

The club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Automotive Museum in Balboa Park. A minimum of one run (usually more) per month is scheduled. Guests are always welcome at our meetings and runs. All vehicles must pass a safety inspection.


In order to become a member of the San Diego 4 Wheelers, prospective members must own a suitable 4x4, attend 3 meetings and participate in 6 events within a 1 year period, and be voted in by the membership.

A suitable 4x4 is just about any 4wd vehicle with a wheelbase under 104 inches and a 2 speed transfer case. Full size rigs have problems on some of the trails we do. While the wheelbase limit can be waived by a vote of the membership (and we do have a couple of members with full-sized rigs), those in the larger vehicles stand an excellent chance of experiencing severe body damage.

While modifications allow one to participate in the more difficult runs, stock vehicles are perfectly acceptable. Any brand is ok, although about 75% of our members own Jeeps. The vehicle will be required to pass a safety inspection.