4N16 - Grapevine Canyon

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4.2/5 (16 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 11/28/2022
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Located on the north slopes of the San Bernardino mountains on the east end of Apple Valley and overlooking Lucerne Valley is a hidden gem named Grapevine Canyon. The trail starts at BLM Juniper Flats boundary and ascends over 3000 feet showcasing breath taking views of the entire Victor Valley and Lucerne Valley's below. The trail will twist and turn as it carves up the canyon walls while being treated with spectacular views along the entire way (you will also have plenty of areas to stop and pull over to enjoy the views and take pictures). During the evening hours, the city lights will light up the valleys below while still remaining dark enough to take in the starlight from up above. There are even some cool points of interest along the trail if you look hard enough - from rock faces to scenic views, you will find this trail to be very rewarding.

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4.2/5 (16)
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Impassable
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/06/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this after doing White mountain in reverse (downhill) and did not check the status or we wouldn’t have taken this. When I got to the washout my heart sank as we were done with a full day of wheelin and ready to go home. I noticed tire tracks off the edge and although it is extremely steep I could see evidence of tracks going back up to the main road after the huge washout. So we went for it and it was very steep but manageable going down. Going up would be impossible due to looseness and steepness and even if you had the power to get to the top you would smash into the rock face at the top. From this super sandy spot we hung a right and followed the obvious path up a less steep slope to the main road. I would not recommend anyone to take this trail but figured I would post our experience descending. The descend is no harder than a 4 in difficulty
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/28/2022

Trail is washed out
Impassable
Rated 3/5
Visited: 11/21/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail is completely washed out between waypoints 2 & 3. Single track motorcycle is all that can make it past the washout. There is a red post at beginning of trail that says road is washed out.
Trail Review: 4N16 - Grapevine Canyon - Kelly Down
Trail Review: 4N16 - Grapevine Canyon - Kelly Down
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Impassable
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/20/2022

There is a washout right now
Impassable
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/20/2022

The trail is completely washed out and impassible less than a mile below the antenna station.

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