3N14 - Coxey Road

4.8/5 (41 reviews)
Big Bear Lake, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/05/2023

Trail Information


Snow Wheeling
At 19 miles long, this dirt road takes you from Fawnskin to Hesperia and is a popular dirt route up the north side of the mountain range. Along the route, there are many trails splitting off such as 3N93 (Holcomb Creek) and 3N16. While traveling on 3N14 on the south side, there are several shooting areas and campgrounds. Please plan accordingly when traveling this area because it can get very hot on the low side in the Summer and still be snow on the ground once you reach high elevation.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

At the second most traveled dirt road in the area. 3N14 is a common byway to get into the Holcomb Valley area. Besides being a connector, this trail will also take you down the mountain heading north, dropping you halfway between Hesperia and Lucerne near Deep Creek. On the lower half of the route expect a rutted road, while on the upper half, expect mud and snow in the winter.

Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (41)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

An easy and scenic trail with lots of camping options and multiple offshoots.
Official Crew
Visited: 05/05/2023

Trails are officially open https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1095216.pdf
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/18/2023

The forest service has deemed the San Bernardino Forest unsafe for public off-roaders to use until June 30th. For more information on this: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1095216.pdf If you disagree with the complete forest closure, please call (909) 382-2682 and ask to speak to the head ranger. You can also contact the head office in Washington,DC, and voice your concern there. (202) 912-7055 Another person you could contact your senator and express your feeling - (949) 598-5850 (Alex Padilla) or (202) 224-3121 (DC switch board) If you are unhappy with this at all, please make sure you sign up for the local off-road collations (Cal4wheel, and Corva). Feel free to reach out to them and ask what you can do. Cal4Wheel - (916) 381-8300 CORVA - 916-710-1950
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/10/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Drove it "backwards" from Hesperia to Fawnskin hoping to find some snow at the higher elevations and we did. Not a lot but enough to make it a bit slick and require 4wd.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Used as an access road for a great day off roading in splendid high country.

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