1N09 - City Creek

4.8/5 (58 reviews)
Redlands, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 08/02/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Whether you are into overlanding, 4x4'ing, or rock crawling, the mountains of the San Bernardino Nation Forest are a common area for people to seek adventure and memories. On the front side of Big Bear, is an off-road route that is still barely known, even though it is right off Highway 330, which is the main highway up to Big Bear. 1N09, or City Creek Road as it's also known is a magical scenic drive that can easily be made into a day trip or weekend adventure. The path itself is not that hard, but as you travel east among the dense forests, you are pleasantly surprised by the many water crossings the trail has. So the next time you are going up to Big Bear to do a little wheeling, instead of doing a little overlanding on 3N16 again, check out 1N09 City Creek Road for a taste of the mountains lush past and tranquil beauty.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (58 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

long voyage so have your snacks ready, also if you're taking it to get to big bear make sure the other trails are open, routes to big bear are usually closed during winter. Be prepared for amazing views
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 11/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Ok so this trail is definitely not a 2 or easy. Lots of ruts now from all the rains. Trails off road I love you guys but your video is nothing what the trail is like now. You need to seriously do another video amd show the steep hills and downhills, rutted out areas. With out decent clearance and most definitely need 4WD on some sections now. Took us 3 hours going west to east into Seven Oaks. This is more a 4 now and plan a good day if you plan to stop and sight see the overlooks. Weather was perfect today after Thanksgiving. I have a 14 silverado 1500...35" tires,6"BDS suspension. Maybe because I was in a full size truck but he'll no is this an easy trail. From Bear creek to Seven oaks sure that's not even considered here but not the middle 12 miles.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Great trail, easier than anticipated. The updated new construction of the road from Bear Creek (waypoint 20) onward is great, smooth, quick to get through. Lots of great places to stop and have a picnic. Incredible views from many parts of the trail. Any 2WD with a little clearance would get through this trail.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
96050
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/21/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

trail is open
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Always a beautiful trail! It is now fully open... ahead of schedule!

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