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3N12C / 2N09F - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 1-3
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.3 Miles
Duration: 29 minutes
Status: Open

3N12C / 2N09F

Big Bear Lake, California

One of the lesser known trails of Holcomb Valley, 3N12C / 2N09F / 2N09A is a great little trail to get out into the forest and get away from the crowds. In dry conditions, this is a great trail for new drivers. But when it gets wet, this is probably the muddiest trail in the Holcomb Valley area. The mud is known to get over 36 inches deep and is a sticky mess that will swallow even built up trucks.

3N12 - Delamar Mountain Road - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 1-2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.5 Miles
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open

3N12 - Delamar Mountain Road

Big Bear Lake, California

3N12 is a cool little cut over that passes through the dense forest of Holcomb Valley. The trail eventually drops you directly in Holcomb Valley Farm on the north end. Many people use 3N12 as a nice trail drive when visiting the area since the amazing forest views and a path all 4x4's can traverse.

3N16 - Holcomb Valley - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 1-2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 26.0 Miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Status: Open

3N16 - Holcomb Valley

Big Bear Lake, California

3N16 provides a scenic, enjoyable drive for all offroad enthusiasts. At roughly 26 miles long, this overland trail will take you through the backwoods of the San Bernardino National Forest. Along with some great views, 3N16 also has a historic route for which more information can be found at Big Bear Discovery Center or the trail review, Gold Fever Trail.

3N16 is the main connector between most of the trails in Big Bear including Holcomb Creek, Dishpan Springs, John Bull, White Mountain, Gold Mountain, and many more. Just be warned that there are several water crossings along this trail that can swell up in flash flood conditions. While snow on this trail can get over 5 feet deep in the winter. Please plan accordingly and travel in pairs.

3N17 - White Mountain - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 3-7
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Length: 8.5 Miles
Duration: about 4 hours
Status: Open

3N17 - White Mountain

Big Bear Lake, California

White Mountain off-road trail offers some of the best views in the San Bernardino Mountain Range. Close to Big Bear, it is a great trail for the type of 4x4 / wheeler that likes steep hill climbs offering alternate routes from moderate to extreme. This is also a good trail to run for the people who are looking for a enjoyable drive along the northern spine of the mountain range. The views along this trail are unique as for you can see Johnson Valley, Lucerne Valley, Cougar Buttes, Apple Valley, Barstow, Calico, and at night see lights of Las Vegas.

3N23

Big Bear Lake, California

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3N32 - Union Flat - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 2-4
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.5 Miles
Duration: 15 minutes
Status: Open

3N32 - Union Flat

Big Bear Lake, California

A mild trail, 3N32 offers the quickest route to John Bulls Gate Keeper. Along the route you will find small rocky areas and an articulation spot.

3N34D - Bacon Flats to Devil's Hole - Lake Arrowhead, California
Technical Rating: 3-4
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.8 Miles
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open

3N34D - Bacon Flats to Devil's Hole

Lake Arrowhead, California

Forest Route 3N34D is the 4x4 trail to Devil's Hole; a dark deep swirling pool of water in Deep Creek, north of Lake Arrowhead, California. Devil's Hole is a popular warm weather destination. This trail offers the chance to combine some 4x4 adventure with a cool dip in the creek, some relaxation near the waters edge, fishing or even hiking (The Pacific Crest Trail cuts through this trail near the water). In summer months, plan to come early and stay late to avoid the 4x4 traffic jams on this narrow, winding off-road trail.

3N34 East - 2W03 - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 1-2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.3 Miles
Duration: 15 minutes
Status: Open

3N34 East - 2W03

Big Bear Lake, California

The entirety of 3N34 is known as Dishpan Springs, but in truth, it is like two trails in one. The east half 3N34 / 2N03W of this trail is extremely different from the west half just 3N34. The contrast is stark, like night and day. The east segment is a very easy trail that stock vehicles can take to get to the Crab Flats Campground or other group campsites in the area. Just don't venture past the sign / gate that enters the more difficult western half unless you are prepared for it.

3N34 - Willow Creek Jeep Trail - Lake Arrowhead, California
Technical Rating: 2-4
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 7.56 Miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Status: Open

3N34 - Willow Creek Jeep Trail

Lake Arrowhead, California

A few miles north of the mountain lake community of Lake Arrowhead you will find Willow Creek Jeep Trail. This trail is amongst a network of OHV routes in the San Bernardino mountains in the San Bernardino National Forest. As you travel across this trail you begin to notice the forrest environment on the south slowly fade toward a hinting desert landscape on the north. This is most prominent as you pass 3W13 (waypoint 9) and turn to the north. Along the trail you will make two creek crossings ; willow creek and little bear creek. Both crossings are over concrete-slab fords. The east end of 3N34X (way point 27) offers the most fun of this trail for the adventurous offroader. This rutted, rocky hill was fun enough for us to run it up and down.

3N38 - Arrowhead Airport Loop - Lake Arrowhead, California
Technical Rating: 3
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.7 Miles
Duration: 15 minutes
Status: Open

3N38 - Arrowhead Airport Loop

Lake Arrowhead, California

This quick off-road loop off of the Willow Creek Jeep Trail passes by the Arrowhead Airport ; a fenced off, unlikely situated airstrip and collection of outbuildings in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead near Deep Creek and Devil's Hole. This trail offers a quick scenic run and travels along the airport's southern fence line.

3N43

Big Bear Lake, California

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3N45 - Cajon Bypass - Hesperia, California
Technical Rating: 2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.4 Miles
Duration: 15 minutes
Status: Open

3N45 - Cajon Bypass

Hesperia, California

This trail is a great distraction from the nasty traffic coming home from Las Vegas. If your sitting in gridlock near this point on the 15, exit at Oak Hill Road and hit up this trail. This is a short trail that, under the right circumstances, actually might get you home a little faster. 3N45 bypasses the peak of the Cajon Pass from Mariposa Road and comes out on Highway 138 which will take you back to the 15 at the Cajon Junction. When traffic on the 15 is stopped, this trail will get you moving again. That is, as long as the trains don't stop you. You will cross over two and under one train track as you near Highway 138. The trains that run this route are long and and slow. If they stop you, get comfortable, but most of the trains coming through here will be on the middle track which you can drive right under.

3N56 - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 1
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.18 Miles
Duration: 1 minute
Status: Open

3N56

Big Bear Lake, California

This quick connector is a great way to drop between trails when running 3N17 – White Mountain and 3N16 – Holcomb Valley Road. At roughly 0.2 miles long, it takes no time to get between the trails and continue your day.

3N61 - Jacoby Canyon  - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 3-4
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.9 Miles
Duration: about 1 hour
Status: Closed

3N61 - Jacoby Canyon

Big Bear Lake, California

The trail is currently closed due to the Holcomb Fire, please reach out to the Forest Service if you are planning on running this trail for more details on when it will reopen (909) 382-2790 (voice)

Jacoby Canyon is a great intermediate trail on the backside of the Big Bear Mountain range. While on the trail, expect a scenic drive through lush forest, trickling streams, and lots fresh mountain air. Some use this trail as a short cut to quickly access Holcomb Valley from Lucerne versus driving up and around the mountain on Highway 18.

3N69 – Gold Mountain - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 5-7
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.5 Miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Status: Open

3N69 – Gold Mountain

Big Bear City, California

3N69 - Gold Mountain is one of the harder offroad / 4x4 trails on the Big Bear Mountain Range. The trail starts off by immediately winding its way up to just over 8,000 feet. Due to its technical challenges of this rock crawling trail and unique location overlooking the resort city of Big Bear Lake, this trail is a popular destination for many off-roaders. Besides the simplicity of the location, Gold Mountain offers drivers two different technical ledge/waterfalls, the largest rock garden on the mountain, what could be the best spot for group photos, and the best views of the resort town. But be ready, the trail can easily deceive most drivers resulting in body damage to your rocker panels or something worse.

3N80 - Delamar Mountain

California

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3N89 - Hitchcock

Big Bear Lake, California

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3NO3A - Horsethief Flat - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 4-6
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Length: 3.2 Miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Status: Open

3NO3A - Horsethief Flat

Big Bear City, California

Situated in the Big Bear area just outside of Baldwin lake lays Horsethief Flat. This challenging off-road trail winds its way through the higher forest elevations,and down into a desert valley. The tall pine trees that paint the trail provide shade on a warm summers day, and offer great picnic locations. The trail lets you experience what the area has to offer with a drastic change of landscape in a few short miles. If you are interested in geo-caching, there is a cache hidden somewhere along the road. This trail is a must do on a weekend wheeling trip to Big Bear. Or a day trip the choice is yours!

3S04 - Main Divide Middle Northern Section - Corona, California
Technical Rating: 2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.4 Miles
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open

3S04 - Main Divide Middle Northern Section

Corona, California

One of the best long cuts that connects the Inland Empire and Orange County, this stretch of 3S04 Main Divide runs along the ridge of the mountain range for 3 miles with 360 degree views and is perfect for all off-road enthusiasts. While traveling along this route, it is common to see lots of wildlife, amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and even more spectacular views of the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountain Range in the distance.

3S04 - Main Divide North End - Beeks Place - Anaheim, California
Technical Rating: 2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 14.5 Miles
Duration: about 3 hours
Status: Open

3S04 - Main Divide North End - Beeks Place

Anaheim, California

The northern section of 3S04 Main Divide Road can easily be one of the best kept secrets of Orange County, CA. This section of the route is one trail every Overlander and 4x4 enthusiast should travel for themselves when in the area. With some of the most rare items in Southern California, it can be pretty easy to say that this is probably the most unique trail in all of Orange County, CA, maybe California. The highlight of this intriguing expedition is the stop at Beeks Place, which was built in 1942 by Joe Beeks. Besides being at over 3400 feet in elevation, Beeks Place has standing gun turrets that were built back in WW2. The idea was if the worst case scenario happened to America at the time, an invasion from a foreign country, Orange County would be ready to defend the United States.

As you continue to the north, you will cross many abandon sites, some of them are for water collection while others are abandon buildings. You will also enjoy heli pads, many active radio towers, and Southern California's Doppler Radar Systems. But if the sites are not what brings you to this trail, then the view will easily cover that. As you travel the ridge heading north, you will experience 360 degree views with over 100 miles of visibility in almost any direction. You can easily see things like the Pacific Ocean, Ventura County, Downtown L.A., Orange County, Newport Beach, Riverside, Temecula, snow capped mountains of Big Bear and San Jacinto, plus many more amazing sites.

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