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High in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, 20 miles north of San Bernadino, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area captures the eye and the imagination with vistas of snow-capped mountain peaks reflected on the lake. Silverwood Lake was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam, which holds back the waters of the west fork of the Mojave River as it passes through the San Bernardino Mountains. At 3,350 feet, it is the highest reservoir in the State Water Project. The park features hiking trails, swimming beaches and designated areas for boating, water-skiing and fishing. The lake has trout, large mouth bass, catfish and bluegill. There is a marina with a launching ramp, boat and equipment rentals, and a store. The park has picnic areas, including three that can only be reached by boat. The lake attracts waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Canada Geese and an occasional bald eagle can be seen in the area. Warm, dry breezes prevail during summer - with high temperatures averaging between 90 and 100 degrees from June to September. From December through March, rainy winter temperatures vary from the low 30s to the low 60s. The park is open Friday through Tuesday, from 7am - 5pm and is closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

Had an amazing time. Great trail for the avg joe. Did it Aug 13th at 3:30pm from Hesperia. Trail ended near arrowhead about 6:45. Decided to check out Arrowhead afterwards. It is beautiful!

off road driving
6 days ago

off road driving
9 days ago

Rocky and very dry conditions.Spring and fall conditions would be better to review this trail. Our stock jeep had no problem. Had to use 4 low about 1/2 way up and then the rest rocky and dusty conditions.

off road driving
12 days ago

off road driving
12 days ago

off road driving
13 days ago

off road driving
13 days ago

Great trail to try, it was my first time off roading and me and the fam had loads of fun coming back down the trail. Went up in a Yukon XL 2 wheel drive and handled just fine for the most part. Got to a sketchy area and had to reverse back down to a turn out and turn around... still a noob so didn't want to risk getting stuck lol

14 days ago

awesome trail with a worded area at the higher elevations. Plenty of shade in the morning for the first few mikes, but hot sun for most of the middle part. The summit of Sugarpine is not really accessable due to low maintenance, save yourself the last mile or two with lots of uphill return. Water will be your savior so bring loads of it!

off road driving
17 days ago

I went the other way on the trail down to silverwood. Usually one of my favorites but the creek was dry, lots of bugs, and a rattler! I'll save it for winter or spring.

off road driving
25 days ago

THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER/ EASY TRAIL!!! AT LEAST THE MAP THAT THIS GIVES YOU!
Now there are two parts of this trail, the fire road which is easy and the really hard JEEP trail. I have a Wj special edition with a 2.5" lift and only with quadra trac II. And believe me, there were countless times on this trail where i was fighting to keep my truck on 4 wheels and avoiding severe body damage. DO NOT FOLLOW THE TRAIL THIS APP GIVES YOU BECAUSE HOLY HELL! The trail this app gives is NOT FOR BEGINNERS.

off road driving
26 days ago

great ride , one hard area not marked but awesome views.

mountain biking
27 days ago

Beautiful area, very hard up canyon, especially if you connect to Dart Canyon Road. Back is all downhill! Watch out for horses & vehicles!! Enjoy!!

off road driving
1 month ago

Good trail, I would suggest 4x4, but if you're a decent driver y'all should be fine.

off road driving
1 month ago

An easy and fun trail to try out.

off road driving
1 month ago

I've done this trail twice, first time completely stock and stayed on main trail. Very easy trail. Second time went with lift, larger tires, disconnects and went on many of the offshoot trails, Awesome. The view of the lake is fantastic in several spots.