3N06B Paiute Spur

5/5 (8 reviews)
Lytle Creek, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 01/26/2021
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Trail Information

Highlights

3N06B Paiute Spur is a beautiful trail in the north fork of Lytle Creek which is in the San Bernardino National Forest. This trail, along with others nearby, is a camper's paradise with three designated Yellow Post sites, besides the unlimited dispersed camping sites available. You may see Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Lion, and the rest of the forest creatures that call these canyons home, so respect them. Come to Lytle Creek for a day run and picnic, or include your camping gear for a week or two.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/14/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Ran this trail with a friend last night after the snow. I would assume with a rating of 5, this trail would be really tough when you throw 6-inches of snow into the mix, but it ended up being pretty easy. There were only a couple of dug-out sections that just took a decent line to get through (even for my friend in a 4th gen 4Runner with no lockers). I'd probably rate it closer to a 3 or maybe 3-4. All in all its a fun trail that was even more beautiful in the snow.
Trail Review: 3N06B Paiute Spur - Taylor Kempkes
Mike
400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/14/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I’d give it a 4. I was able to do it with a 2” lifted Trailblazer in 4hi (in the summer). Very isolated trail, if you breakdown it’s a looong walk. Plan accordingly.
Robert
Official Crew
33550
Status: Open
Visited: 01/25/2021

A storm a few days prior left about 2 ft of snow in places. From the Paiute trailhead it appears, the trail was broke only for a short distance. Its a rugged trail as described by Dennis in his review and from my own summer experience driving it, I did not want to take the risk of going off-trail and encountering an unseen obstacle.
Trail Review: 3N06B Paiute Spur - Robert
Trail Review: 3N06B Paiute Spur - Robert
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/25/2020

Lots of people on this trail. It’s beautiful up there. Stock with a little lift made this super easy. You will definitely want to air down though. Perfect camping spots on this and Coldwater.
Status: Open
Visited: 12/15/2019

Easy trail, some optional spots may require a bit of vehicle articulation but all of those encounters had bypasses. Passed through no problem in an FJ60 4WD in 4hi with 33in tires and a stock 2WD 2nd gen 4runner running 29s. No scrapes or scratches. YP 11 & 12 displayed there is incorrect. You can drive to both of them as they are next to each other and well before the wilderness boundary. They are located aprox. 34.315073, -117.610854. Pictured below is YP11. NOTE: Any significant snowfall could drastically increase the difficulty of this trail to near impossible! I came back during January and I could not reach the start of it with 3+ inches of snow covering. Got stuck multiple times due to boulders and tree stumps hidden beneath the snow and turned around.
Trail Review: 3N06B Paiute Spur - Charles
Trail Review: 3N06B Paiute Spur - Charles
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