4N16 - Grapevine Canyon

4.2/5 (15 reviews)
Lucerne Valley, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 11/28/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (15 reviews)
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
99850
Status: Impassable
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail is washed out
Status: 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
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
99850
Status: Impassable
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

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

The trail is completely washed out and impassible less than a mile below the antenna station.
Status: Partially Open
Visited: 02/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Coming from the north side (Apple Valley/ Lucerne) 3/4 of the assent we ran into the first washout making the trail very narrow. After getting out to get a better look we decided we could safely drive through this narrow soft sandy wash with exposure to 20’ foot drop. Not much further we reached a 2nd washed out portion of the trail. This section was even softer sand, increasingly narrower with a massive protruding Boulder greeting you on the safer of the two sides. There was evidence someone had attempted to pass through, sunk into the sand and begun to slide into the gully before getting winched out. This was our last trail before heading home after a week of camping and wheeling. With the weight of all our packed gear and a four hour drive home ahead of us we thought it best not to risk this treacherous washed out part of the trail. This being one of the more mild and fun trails in the area thought it would be a good idea to share this dangerous section.
Trail Review: 4N16 - Grapevine Canyon - Nathan Johnson

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