3N29 Sharpless Ranch

Wrightwood, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 12/11/2020
4.6 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.28 miles
Highest Elevation: 5198 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Wrightwood
Nearest Town w/ Services: Hesperia
Official Road Name: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Front Country Ranger District


Highlight: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch
3N29 Sharpless Ranch trail is in the San Bernardino National Forest, between Wrightwood and the 15 Freeway. It is a quick way into the Lytle Creek area when 4-wheeling from Wrightwood. This trail is still recovering from the Blue Cut Fire and the 2009 Sheep Fire but consequently, it is ablaze with wildflowers in the spring. You will have some fantastic views into the canyons to the north and east, including the Cajon Pass and up into Hesperia. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses this trail near trails end offering the through hikers the opportunity to replenish their supplies from their support teams. At the trail's end, you are greeted with this view of Mount San Antonio, AKA Mt Baldy.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is well marked off of Lone Pine Canyon Road

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Devore

From Devore and the 15 Freeway, travel north to Highway 138 and turn left/west. Travel 1.3 miles to Lone Pine Canyon Road and turn left/south. Travel 2.7 miles to the 3N29 Sharpless Ranch trailhead on your left.



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Writer Information

Dennis Clark

Mapping Crew - California and Idaho

Dennis Clark was born in Los Angeles in 1942 and after 76 years of living in So Cal he moved to Emmett, Idaho with his wife Patricia, has four adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He has loved the outdoors since his Cub Scout and Boy Scout days while camping with the family. He's an archer, hunter and fisherman but no longer wishes to harm animals. He has been involved with photography since the 1960's. He became more of a serious hiker in 2010 when he started Geocaching and has hiked the three tallest peaks in So Cal, Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Gorgonio and Mt Baldy, along with most of the lesser peaks in search of caches. Geocaching started his love for the USFS Trail system as he used the trails frequently to get to certain trailheads. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger 2wd and its amazing where that little pickup took him. In 5 years of weekly geocaching he was only stuck once in some Palm Springs sand. His 2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited was purchased in 2015. He has become quite lazy in the hiking department as he can now drive to most locations. He's looking forward to posting some trails and don't hesitate to ask him for any help you might need.
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