Fenner Saddle Road

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
Wrightwood, California (Los Angeles County)
Last Updated: 03/20/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Are you looking for a nice short off-road trail near Wrightwood to spend an hour or two? Well then, this is the trail for you. This trail winds through the Angeles National Forest from Highway 2, over to Big Pines Highway N4, and brings you out at Jackson Lake, a popular day-use area, where you can picnic under shady pine trees, and, if you are so inclined, go fishing. Along the route are incredible vistas of the mountains and the Mojave desert to the north.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (11 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

This is a very cool road to drive on. Spotted lots of deer off the road, Very well maintained and an absolute pleasure to take
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Narrow shelf road in most spots. Spotted a bobcat on the trail. Good valley views.
Clifford (Cliff) Bennett
Official Crew
1500
Status: Open
Visited: 03/20/2022

Gate is open and Highway 2 is open to the trailhead at Vincent Gulch. The highway is closed beyond there. Be aware of mud on the trail due to melting snow.
Trail Review: Fenner Saddle Road - Clifford (Cliff) Bennett
Trail Review: Fenner Saddle Road - Clifford (Cliff) Bennett
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Clifford (Cliff) Bennett
Official Crew
1500
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 03/03/2022

Trail is inaccessible due to Highway 2 closure at the Grass Hollow Visiter Center. Plus a snowstorm is expected for the next two days.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 02/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great fun. Ran today with my 2wd locked Sequoia. I wasn’t looking for snow but I found it, and it found me. Self-recovered three times; thank goodness for winches and recovery gear (and conveniently-placed trees and roots!). Great recovery practice to hone my skills. Wonderful views. No one on the trail, but I did score a set of recovery boards and a single Carhart glove that were left behind! Easily passable in 2wd open if no snow present. Would recommend 4wd if snow on ground, or go with a group and recovery equipment.
Trail Review: Fenner Saddle Road - Trenton Moore
Trail Review: Fenner Saddle Road - Trenton Moore
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