3N16 - Holcomb Valley

4.7/5 (97 reviews)
3N16 provides a scenic, enjoyable drive for all off-road enthusiasts. At roughly 26 miles, this overland trail will take you through the backwoods of the San Bernardino National Forest. Along with some great views, 3N16 also has a historic route for which more information can be found at Big Bear ...Read More
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Highlights of 3N16 - Holcomb Valley

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Forest Category IconForest
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Water Category IconWater
Highest Elevation
7635 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
3N16
Nearest Town
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Services
Big Bear Lake
Management Agency
San Bernardino National Forest
District
Mountaintop Ranger District

Overview

3N16 provides a scenic, enjoyable drive for all off-road enthusiasts. At roughly 26 miles, this overland trail will take you through the backwoods of the San Bernardino National Forest. Along with some great views, 3N16 also has a historic route for which more information can be found at Big Bear Discovery Center or Gold Fever Trail's trail review. 3N16 is the main connector between most of the trails in Big Bear, including Holcomb Creek, Dishpan Springs, John Bull, White Mountain, Gold Mountain, and many more. Just be warned that there are several water crossings along this trail that can swell up in flash flood conditions. While snow on this trail can get over 5 feet deep in the winter. Please plan accordingly and travel in pairs.

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35 Waypoints
107 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
97 Community Reviews
1 Video
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