3S09 - Hurley Flats

3.7/5 (14 reviews)
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California (Riverside County)
Last Updated: 07/28/2018

Trail Information


3S09 - Hurley Flats is a 4wd offroad trail in the San Bernardino National Forest. This trail is perfect for the new wheeler as there are no obstacles. Pair it with a loop run with the trail to the east 3S08 Vista Grande for a day of sightseeing, photography, and fun. It is the most northern Forest Service numbered trail in the San Jacinto Mountain District. Though shorter than 3S08 - Vista Grande, it is a carbon copy with it's lower elevations almost desert like, to it's forested and wooded, green meadow like climate at the southern end. The northern trailhead is just off Hwy 243 on Twin Pines Road, and the southern trailhead ends on Hwy 243 less than a mile from the trailhead for 3S08 - Vista Grande.

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Trail Reviews

3.7/5 (14)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I did hurley flats and Vista grande together. Beautiful trail. Lots of pinstriping. Small amount of v notching and off camber situations. Not to bad though, pretty much the 3 rating comes from those situations. Rest of the trail was smooth.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Other than the width I don’t know why this is intermediate. Pretty easy. Not high enough to be cooler. Lots of pin stripping.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/07/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Trail was engaging but heavily over grown with shrubs. Expect pin striping. About a mile from the end we hit a road block-large oak tree blocking with no way around. We spent 2 hours sawing and winching the tree off the trail. Gave my Warn Winch a good work out. Trail reopen now :-)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/21/2022

Hey all, ran this and Vista Grande today with my brother. I have a 2020 Tundra TRD Sport 4x4 and he had a 2001 f250 crew cab with the long bed. The trail is definitely TIGHT lol. It’s ok I wear pinstripes with pride! Made it past the boulder blocking most of the road. All in all it was a good trail but I will not be running it again, it was just too narrow lol. Pinstriping should be added to the concerns list.
Rated 2/5
Visited: 05/29/2021

First half of the trail is over grown!! I have a Nissan Frontier and it got put through the ringer. Do not take a full size vehicle here unless you don’t like your mirrors or your paint job. I got through but probably should have turned around. Minus the over grown vegetation, the trail would be nice and not hard.

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