3N29 Sharpless Ranch

4.7/5 (8 reviews)
Wrightwood, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 04/13/2023

Trail Information


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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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (8)
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/13/2023

The road is temporarily closed. If you would like to read more about the closure: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/conditions/?cid=FSEPRD538928
Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/01/2023

Not today my friends
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/14/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Good trail that will bring you up to Upper Lytle Creek. I used this to get over the hills into Lytle Creek to avoid traffic on the Cajon Pass. Probably took longer this way but better than sitting in traffic. Overall pretty easy but there's a lot of loose rocks that would make it difficult for a 2wd. No real obstacles though. There is a spot with a really nice view of Lone Pine Canyon that would probably look even better after some rain.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/16/2021

Good trail, with good views. The frontside coming off of Lone Pine might be a little challenging for a 2wd to maintain traction, but any 4wd should be able to easily traverse this trail forward or backward(our case).
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/11/2020

We started from 3n31y. An easy road. Great views to the North-East. You can see and hear Interstate 15 and the long trains as they rumble through. We will sure to visit again in the spring when the flowers are in bloom.

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