3N06A Cold Water Canyon

Lytle Creek, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 01/26/2021
4.7 / 5 ( 23 reviews )
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Highlight: 3N06A Cold Water Canyon
3N06A Cold Water Canyon, in the San Bernardino National Forest, is one of a dozen trails in the Lytle Creek system. This trail is a short spur off of 3N06 Stockton Flats, the main trail in the north fork of Lytle Creek. A major attraction to the area is the location of 19 Yellow Post camping sites, three of which are on this trail. Travel to this area is no more than 2 hours from anywhere in Southern California, and yet, with a properly equipped 4wd vehicle, you can make your camping experience as remote as you like. Prepare yourself for every forest creature you can imagine, and remember, this is their home. Cold Water Canyon is suitable for the newbie 4-wheeler but tough enough for all to enjoy. Pack your picnic lunch or camping gear and enjoy this trail.

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is to the left off of 3N06 Stockton Flats. You are immediately in the north fork of Lytle Creek. Use extreme caution in rainy weather. If you continued on 3N06 Stockton Flats, you would come to a designated campsite in 0.2-miles on your left.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fontana

From Fontana at the 15 Freeway and Sierra Avenue off-ramp, go north on Sierra Ave (which becomes Lytle Creek Road), 11.2 miles until the pavement ends. This is the trailhead for 3N06 Stockton Flats. Continue north 1.4 miles on Stockton Flats to 3N06A Cold Water Canyon trailhead on your left.

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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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