2N96 - Sawmill Road

Lake Arrowhead, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 09/23/2021
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Permanently Closed
Typically Open: 01/01 - 01/01
Length: 0.64 miles
Highest Elevation: 5515 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Lake Arrowhead
Nearest Town w/ Services: Lake Arrowhead
Official Road Name: 2N96
Management Agency: San Bernardino Forest Service
District: Mountaintop Ranger District


Highlight: 2N96 - Sawmill Road
Please note this trail is now permanently closed. This short, off-road trail is one of few in the Lake Arrowhead trail system that offered a view of Lake Arrowhead. It was a great access trail from the North Shore Campground into the Lake Arrowhead off-road trails in the area, including Willow Creek Jeep Trail, Devils Hole, Banff OHV Road, and Skyline OHV.


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1. 2N96 Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is directly off of 2N28Y - Banff OHV Road. The trailhead has no physical barriers or closure signs, however the Forest Services Motor Vehicle Use Map marks this trail as closed. Even though there is no sign, the Motor Vehicle Use Map is the legal binding document in regards to accessing a trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: San Bernardino

From San Bernardino, take CA-18 N for about 20 miles. Turn left onto CA-173 W. After about 5 miles turn right onto Yosemite Drive and then continue onto Yellowstone Drive. Turn right onto Banff Drive after a half mile. The 2N28Y - Banff OHV Road trailhead will be straight ahead. Follow 2N28Y for about a 1/4 mile to the intersection with this trail.



Land Use Issues

Per the current MVUM / Motor Vehicle Use Map and the locked gate at the south end, this trail is closed.

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G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California

G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.
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