3N43 - Harvey Mine

4.6/5 (14 reviews)
Big Bear Lake, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/09/2023

Trail Information


Snow Wheeling
3N43 - Harvey Mine is one of many off-road trails in the San Bernardino National Forest, north of Big Bear Lake, in Holcomb Valley. This short trail is close to the Holcomb Valley Campground, near Coyote Crag and connects to the west end of the John Bull rock crawling trail. This is a great trail for a beginner with a high clearance 4x4 to explore while in Big Bear's Holcomb Valley or a quick short cut for more experienced wheelers going to or coming from a run through John Bull.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

This off-road trail is mostly soft dirt but includes rutted sections, some small rocks, and one notable rock obstacle, at Waypoint 3, which might be trouble for 2WD vehicles. 3N43 connects from 3N07 - Van Dusen Creek on the east end, to 3N10-John Bull on the west. At just under one mile long, this is a quick trail with only mild challenges.
The unmarked roads intersecting with this trail at multiple waypoints are not shown on the current MVUM ( Motor Vehicle Use Map ). Stay on the designated routes.

Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (14)
Official Crew
Visited: 05/05/2023

There is a new forest order overwriting the previous closures. Most trails, including this one, are open again. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1105593.pdf
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/18/2023

Unnecessary temporary closure of pretty much all of San Bernardino National forest. 🙄 Forest Order No. 05-12-00-23-03
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We didn’t even realize we were on this trail. More fun than just taking 3N16. Nothing too difficult.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 03/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice trail have to come back and try it the normal way I ran it north to south
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/12/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun little easy to moderate trail. Connector trail, so we do it a lot. Gets tight in spots - full size trucks might get some tree branch pin striping. Video are samples East to West.

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