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So you built the perfect 4Runner. Now what? Where can you take your 4Runner? We've done a roundup of some of the groups and outings.

So you bought a 4Runner and have kept it up (with recycled parts, of course). You could drive up PCH or park on the 405 but the 4Runner is meant to be worked. Where can you take your 4Runner in Los Angeles?

The 4Runner is a Workhorse

Since 1984, the Toyota 4Runner was intended to actually go off-road, not just look like it (sorry fancy SUVs). Even CNET’s RoadShow says the 2018 model’s frame withstands the beating but still gives a good ride.

“Rugged body-on-frame architecture will appeal to off-roaders. Surprisingly compliant ride quality. Refined drivetrain.” RoadShow

“This vehicle is fine-tuned to embrace the terrain of the unknown. A 4.0-liter V6 attached to a five-speed automatic transmission gives you all the power you need, especially when it’s mated to Toyota’s famed four-wheel drive. With this engine in tow, you get 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to make you glide over your obstacles.” Priority Toyota Hampton

“With its trail-worthy features and comfortable interior, you won’t find an SUV that’s better suited to your lifestyle.” Hubert Vester Toyota

The 4Runner Tribe

Because of its impressive off-roading ability, the 4Runner has quite a following. Take a quick look at the hashtags #4runnernation and #4runnermafia on Instagram for amazing posts. We even found someone who sold their BMW 7 series for a 4Runner. And the results aren’t restricted by age or gender. Toyota 4Runners are for everyone.

For Southern California, CBS Los Angeles curated a list. There is another list with specific user reviews at

Mark B recommends the Rowher Trail to Bouquet Reservoir

“Beautiful trail with nice views. You need to have a 4×4 vehicle. I completed this trail with my 3rd gen 4Runner (bone stock). I was told that there is a alternative route which requires you to have front and rear lockers, but I guess it wasn’t on the main road. Overall it’s not a hard trail just requires 4×4 and good tread on your tires. Also, momentum is the key for this trail.”

Let’s Go Places

Where do you take your 4Runner? We’d love to hear all about it.