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Old 09-02-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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Trail suggestions in Lake Arrowhead?

Hi all,

I'm camping with my girlfriend's family near Lake Arrowhead this weekend and would like to take them out for a little offroading. Her little brother is 6, so I was thinking of taking the boys out to see the historical sites in Holcomb Valley and then hit Jacoby Canyon while the girls shop for cutesy trinkets or whatever in Big Bear. I'd also like to hit something close to Arrowhead but I haven't run any of the trails west of Green Valley. Any suggestions on something fun and relatively light?

Thanks in advance!

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Devil's hole is an okay run, as song as you don't try to go all the way down to the water. You can get to like 50 yards or so short of the stream, without doing any rock crawling. It's an interesting little area, especially for the kids. Have fun, be safe!

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That looks pretty rad! Thanks!
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I have forgotten the trail numbers, but if you take the right way out, you can end up directly in front of the Malt Shop in Cedar Glen when you are done wheeling. If you have never been, you will enjoy their food (especially those "old fashion" malts). A little research (and a good GPS) will take you right to it. Again, have fun and be safe!
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Check this link. It reviews all the trails up in the Big Bear area. Not sure but I think it covers Lake Arrowhead as well.

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I have forgotten the trail numbers, but if you take the right way out, you can end up directly in front of the Malt Shop in Cedar Glen when you are done wheeling. If you have never been, you will enjoy their food (especially those "old fashion" malts). A little research (and a good GPS) will take you right to it. Again, have fun and be safe!
Good to know that place is still around! I remember stopping there a few times after hiking around the area with Boy Scouts. I bet it wouldn't be too difficult to convince her little brother to have a malt Thanks again!
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Check this link. It reviews all the trails up in the Big Bear area. Not sure but I think it covers Lake Arrowhead as well.

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HEY... DEVILS HOLE HAS WATER.... are you thinking what I'm thinking
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I have forgotten the trail numbers, but if you take the right way out, you can end up directly in front of the Malt Shop in Cedar Glen when you are done wheeling. If you have never been, you will enjoy their food (especially those "old fashion" malts). A little research (and a good GPS) will take you right to it. Again, have fun and be safe!
Devil's Hole - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

The Devil's Hole Trail (3N34D) leads off of Willow Creek (3N34) towards Deep Creek. Where it reaches the creek, there is a large sandy beach by a pool of water. The only way to cross the river here is on a motorcycle trail (2W01).
The final section of the trail down to Devil's Hole is steep and not recommended for 2WD vehicles but there is a parking area along the trail where you can leave your vehicle (with an Adventure Pass) and hike the rest of the way.
If you park at the bottom of the trail, make sure you park well off of the road. The water hole is a popular destination for fisherman, hikers, and swimmers and more than one traffic jam has occured at the trail's end. Turning your vehicle around before you park is highly advised. You never know what the next guy in an oversized SUV will do--Senior Crab 01:29, 14 August 2010 (UTC). If you are on a motorcycle and cross the creek you can follow the trail through the only "true" legal single track trail in the SBNF.
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Check this link. It reviews all the trails up in the Big Bear area. Not sure but I think it covers Lake Arrowhead as well.

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Yeah I was checking out that and Dirtopia a bit. Thanks!
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HEY... DEVILS HOLE HAS WATER.... are you thinking what I'm thinking
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HEY... DEVILS HOLE HAS WATER.... are you thinking what I'm thinking
Must've eaten Taco Bell...
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We will be up running jacoby, little john bull, down holcomb for a bit then over to 2n06x. Never been down little jb myself so cant speak to it. We dont have a timeline for this run so cant promise a meet time. If you see two red jk's on 37s that is probably us flag us down and say hello.
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We will be up running jacoby, little john bull, down holcomb for a bit then over to 2n06x. Never been down little jb myself so cant speak to it. We dont have a timeline for this run so cant promise a meet time. If you see two red jk's on 37s that is probably us flag us down and say hello.
Sounds good! Keep an eye out for a goofy white guy in a jeep full of Filipinos!
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Well we didn't get to hit as much dirt as I would've liked, but we did manage to make it to the pigmy cabin on Saturday afternoon. The Jeep was deemed "too dirty and too dangerous" for her little brother, but my girlfriend and two of her cousins had a fun ride there:
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We also managed to hit Devil's Hole on Sunday. The thunderclaps started a few minutes after we got there so we decided to head back up pretty quick, and managed to make it to the malt shop for lunch by the time the heavy rain started coming down:
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Where exactly is devils hole? I have been up there several times but never been there.
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Where exactly is devils hole? I have been up there several times but never been there.


It's roughly 3 miles (I'm guessing) east of where you turn onto the Dishpan Springs Trail. I didn't open his link, but believe post #8 may give you a better idea.
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The coordinates I got on my GPS are 34°18.092'N 117°7.705'W. From Hook Creek Road you take the left fork to head north east on 3N34 (Dishpan is the fork to the right) and run that until you hit 3N34D, which takes you straight there.

Thanks again for the suggestion, XJ Phil! Hopefully I'll be able to explore a little more the next time and not have to worry about beating a rain storm out of there.
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The coordinates I got on my GPS are 34°18.092'N 117°7.705'W. From Hook Creek Road you take the left fork to head north east on 3N34 (Dishpan is the fork to the right) and run that until you hit 3N34D, which takes you straight there.

Thanks again for the suggestion, XJ Phil! Hopefully I'll be able to explore a little more the next time and not have to worry about beating a rain storm out of there.
Is Devils hole to deep to drive your jeep through? Always wanted to take the jeep through some water holes.
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Is Devils hole to deep to drive your jeep through? Always wanted to take the jeep through some water holes.

The only vehicles allowed to cross that part of the creek are motorcycles, and they need to go upstream to do that.
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Wow, what a cool place to hang out. Went there with the dogs last Saturday. Amazing that there is still so much water, even though everywhere else is drying out. Had fun swimming with the goofball dog.

I sure want to hit that single track some time. Need to find some others with bikes willing to endure some pain. The folks coming down that trail were WORN OUT! Some guy had dragged his poor girlfriend along. Wonder if they're still together. She seemed like a good sport, but when she saw the rocks she still needed to get her bike over, that was it. She just laid down on the ground, helmet still on. The guy ended up muscling both bikes over all the nasty stuff.

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