3N53 Southern Pacific

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3N53 Southern Pacific Road is in the 823,000-acre San Bernardino National Forest north of Lytle Creek. The trail moves west to east, next to portions of the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks, and passes through the stunning Rock Candy Mountains. These striking sandstone formations are the remnants of ancient oceans heaved up at an angle over the millennia revealing a beautiful sandstone landscape with walls reaching 200 feet tall that you can drive right through. The road is an easy trail with no obstacles and is excellent for beginning off-roaders. While the National Forest permits dispersed camping, there are no appropriate locations along this trail to spend the night, and only gas stoves are allowed. The trail's end offers a tree-covered day-use area near what used to be the Summit Trail Station, marked with a historical landmark.