Trail to Hill 582

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4/5 (4 reviews)
Hesperia, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/05/2023

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This is a trail that is all about the destination. Close to major highways and civilization, it offers a memorable quick getaway with the family to a place most will never see. Once you arrive at Hill 582 you will notice why it has been named one of the best train spotting locations in North America. A little oasis in the middle of the desert, offering history, scenic views, and a great picnic spot with benches and shade.

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4/5 (4)
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Visited: 05/05/2023

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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: 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 5/5
Visited: 03/24/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great place for lunch, some wildlife viewing and train watching. It’s a pretty therapeutic place with some history to it. We try to bring fresh water up whenever we go as to refill the bird baths.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/03/2019

There are a couple ways up to the top of Hill 582. I took a route slightly different than the one shown and climbed the hill on the opposite side. Easy, short trail for any beginner, the hill is a great excuse to go into 4 low and enjoy some views from the top. If your kids or any of the kids in your family enjoy trains, this is a good place to bring them.

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