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Lake Arrowhead

Saturday, April 05, 2014
Alt Names Lake Arrowhead, San Bernadino National Forest, Pinnacles OHV Area, Mountain Top Ranger District, Willow Creek Jeep Trail
Last Known Status Open
DESCRIPTION

Tucked away behind a wooded residential area, this park offers several miles of smooth and fast trails, a large staging area with newer facilities and great scenery. Trails are marked and rated but not very challenging.

The staging area does not offer direct shade but amenities include loading ramps, BBQ grills, picnic tables, vault toilets and a beginners loop trail. An Adventure Pass is required here which can be purchased at nearby ranger stations and stores. Camping is permitted as long as an Adventure Pass is displayed.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Lake Arrowhead, CA
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From: Lake Arrowhead, CA
1) Take Grass Valley Road north about 4 miles
2) Turn left (west) at stop sign on Hwy 173, continue 1.4 miles
3) Turn right on FS-3N34 (look for a sign for Pinnacles Staging Area), continue .3 miles
4) Turn right into staging area.

Note: The dirt road portion of Highway 173 that connects Lake Arrowhead to the Victor Valley area has been permanently closed. The road has been blocked at both ends with concrete K-rail and chains.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land National Forest
QUALITY
Pros trails are well maintained, nice staging area
Cons no direct shade in the staging area, not enough trails, area not easily accessible
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay 1-2 Days
TERRAIN
Square Miles 3
Miles Of Trail 5
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 4500 to 4800 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has many trees.Many
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has no water crossings.None
Small Jumps This trail has few small jumps.Few
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel Pits This national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This national forest has no single track trails.None
Roads This national forest has few roads.Few
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
Shade This national forest has some shaded areas.Some
Ranges/Gunfire This national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None Arrowhead Shooting Range is close by (909) 337-7000
Hazards This trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes CA OHMVR stickers required
Dates Open Year-Round CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 10/1 to 4/30
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB) CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (50 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted CA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted Not Recommended
CA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Some Areas Not Recommended
permitted on surrounding 4x4 roads
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited CA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain Times CA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping No Restriction (camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Prohibited
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited stay on designated trails
Alcohol No Restriction
Fireworks Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement Few/Periodic
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.
FEES
Parking No ($0.00)
Entry No ($0.00)
Riding No ($0.00)
Camping No ($0.00)
Must display Adventure Pass
Comment Adventure Pass must be bought prior to entry; $5.00 for daily or $30 for Annual Pass
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (SE) Mountains Community Hospital (909) 336-3651
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SE) Cedar Glen Gas Stop (909) 336-0916
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (S) Shell (909) 337-4400
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (S) Lake Arrowhead
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (SW) Dogwood Campground (909) 336-6717
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (SW) Dogwood Campground (909) 336-6717
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (SW) Dogwood Campground (909) 336-6717
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (SE) Stater Brothers Market (909) 337-5854
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (S) Lake Arrowhead
Body of Water Water Body 5-20 Miles (S) Lake Arrowhead
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (SE) Holloway's Marina and RV Park (909) 866-5706
CONTACTS
Contact Info San Bernardino National Forest - Big Bear Ranger Station
41397 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 382-2790
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact Info Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce
28200 Highway 189 R-215
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
(909) 337-3715
information@lakearrowhead.net
lakearrowhead.net
GPS POINTS

COMMENTS

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Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Lake Arrowhead Trail

The one-way only trails make it safer when you want to pick up the speed.
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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Lake Arrowhead Trail

The trails wind through the trees and up and down small hills.
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Some terrain at Lake Arrowhead Trail

When the trails get into the deep woods, the soft berms are a real blast.
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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Lake Arrowhead Trail

All trails are marked and rated, most are one-way loops.
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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Lake Arrowhead Trail

The main staging area has restrooms and a kiosk.
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Lake Arrowhead Trail

The trails are not quite single track, but they are narrow and winding and smooth.
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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Lake Arrowhead Trail

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Lake Arrowhead Trail

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Some terrain at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Scenery at Lake Arrowhead Trail

There are two large lots like the one shown here for parking / staging.
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Some terrain at Lake Arrowhead Trail

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike floating the front at Lake Arrowhead Trail

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Scenic view at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Lake Arrowhead Trail

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

A trail at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Typical trail markings show ratings for each vehicle type.
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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Some terrain at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Lake Arrowhead Trail

This section of rocks is the exception, not the norm.
Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Honda CRF Motorbike at Lake Arrowhead Trail

Lake Arrowhead Trail Photo

Example of terrain at Lake Arrowhead Trail

This is a typical piece of trail for this area.
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