Holcomb Valley Day Use Area

Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 05/29/2020
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 0.36 miles
Highest Elevation: 7250 feet
Duration: About 10 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Big Bear City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear City
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Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Mountain Top District


Highlight: Holcomb Valley Day Use Area
When in the Holcomb Valley area and looking for a place to hang out, check out the Holcomb Valley Day Use Area near Big Bear Lake California. This great little forested area near the Holcomb Valley Campground is a great place to relax and let the stresses of the city melt away. Because the area is densely populated with tree, it is full of shade to relax in and let the kids play. So if looking for a place to get away for the day, check out this neat little area just off 3N16 - Holcomb Valley Road.


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1. Trailhead for Holcomb Day Use Area at 3N16 (0 mi)
The trail splits off of 3N16 - Holcomb Valley Road and heads north. You will see a sign that says for day use only and no overnight camping.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fawnskin, California

Take Highway 38 to the north side of Big Bear Airport. The trail heads north away from the airport. Take 3N09 north to the very end. You will find the trail right near the end of 3N09 and 3N16


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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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