4N11 Big Rock Creek

Wrightwood, California (Los Angeles County)

Last Updated: 01/03/2019
5 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Highlight: 4N11 Big Rock Creek
4N11 Big Rock Creek is in the Angeles National Forest. This trail is literally within two hours of all most anywhere in Southern California. Big Rock Creek runs east to west offering fantastic views of the San Gabriels to the south with Mount Baden-Powell, at an elevation of 9,400 feet a prominent feature of the skyline. To the north is 4N56 Pinyon Ridge trail. These trails are close enough for a morning run and be home for lunch or pack your gear for a campout at Big Rock Campground or choose from several nice dispersed sites along the trail. The campground might be convenient if you are unfortunate enough to have a loved one staying at Fenner Camp, a correctional facility near the trails end.

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Besides the Pacific Crest Trail and the hiking trailhead for Mount Baden-Powell to the south, the north side of Highway 2 has 4N11 Big Rock Creek trailhead adjacent to 4N12 West Blue Ridge.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Wrightwood

From the Grizzly Cafe continue west on Highway 2 for nine miles to the Vincent Gap. There are multiple trailheads on both sides of the highway at this location. The trailhead for 4N11 Big Rock Creek is on the north/right side where it is the left of two trails, 3N26 West Blue Ridge is the other trail on the right.

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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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