Fenner Saddle Road

Wrightwood, California (Los Angeles County)

Last Updated: 03/20/2022
4.9 / 5 ( 8 reviews )
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Typically Open: 03/20 - 12/15
Length: 5.24 miles
Highest Elevation: 6812 feet
Duration: About 50 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Wrightwood
Nearest Town w/ Services: Wrightwood
Official Road Name: 4N12
Management Agency: Angeles National Forest
District: Mojave Rivers Ranger District


Highlight: Fenner Saddle Road
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.


Route Information

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1. Start (0 mi)
Set your odometer to zero here. Take the trailhead to the right. Note that the Pacific Crest Trail crosses the highway just to the right of the trailhead. The lower trail to the left is a 3-mile trail that meets the end of paved Big Rock Creek Road at the Big Rock Forest Conservation Camp (state prison). The trail to the right is West Blue Ridge Road that meets Fenner Saddle Road at the number 2 Waypoint. The length of the trail is about 5 miles and ends at Jackson Lake and Big Pines Highway N4.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Wrightwood, CA.

From Wrightwood, CA., take Highway 2 north 8 miles to the Pacific Crest Trail parking area at Vincent Gulch Divide. This is a parking area for people wanting to hike on the PCT. The parking lot is on the left, east side of the road, and the trailhead is on the right, west side. Turn right and take the upper trail to the right.



Trail Reviews (10)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: Do you know if this trail is closed? It says Seasonal Closure, but it appears that someone drove it last year at about this time in the snow. Thanks!
–Marc Nitz (01/29/2022)
Q: Is there something wrong with the topo measurements here? I am cross referencing other maps that say the altitude should be in the range of 5000-6000' but this is saying more like 2000'. Thanks, like the site so far.
–Laird Thomas (07/25/2018)
–kdbhiker (04/12/2021)
–Clifford (Cliff) Bennett (07/26/2018)

Writer Information

Clifford (Cliff) Bennett

Mapping Crew - California

A native Californian that has extensively traveled the Pacific Southwest, and now retired from an Engineering career with much time to spend off road. I enjoy off road travel exploring, and camping. Because I have the luxury of spending my days as I want, I am most interested in traveling overland and camping in dispersed sites. One thing I like about TrialsOffroad is the vast information about trails I have not traveled, and, to be able to set up a base camp and visit the nearby published trails. Thanks for the opportunity to be involved; I look forward to meeting many of you on the Trail.
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