3N29 Sharpless Ranch

4.7/5 (6 reviews)
Wrightwood, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 12/11/2020
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Trail Information

Highlights

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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (6 reviews)
Status: Open
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.
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - Richard Mears
Status: Open
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).
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - George Deyarmond
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - George Deyarmond
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Robert
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Status: Open
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.
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - Robert
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/28/2019

Ran this trail backwards, coming from Lytle Creek and there was a ton of snow, especially between waypoint 3 and 4 because it doesn't receive direct sunlight. I have a JKU, 2" Mopar lift on 33" KO2's and ended up stuck overnight just after waypoint 4 (backwards)! Got some help the next morning, was winched back and I would plow forward until I bottomed out and repeated about 3 times. After waypoint 3 snow was only about 2' deep and was able to cut through all the way to Lone Pine and create tracks for anyone coming after me. What an adventure and AMAZING views!
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - Gonzalo Payan
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - Gonzalo Payan
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/26/2019

A very scenic off road trail that a 2wd vehicle can do. We started below from the gun range and came through the valley and exited Lone Pine Canyon Road (see map picture). Came across guys with rifles who said they were hunting deer 🦌. Didn't know if that was legal and didn't appear there was deer around, but I didn't ask. The views are beautiful from both sides once on top of the Ridge. You can also see the 15 fwy. Overall a great road for views and exploring where the dirt roads go, but doesn't provide much challenge for off roading.
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - jeremy
Trail Review: 3N29 Sharpless Ranch - jeremy
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