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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.

off road driving
14 days ago

Good Trail with alternates for various skill level. Only disappointment was the leg that appears to reach Silverwood Lake. The old Trail has a locked gate and a small sign that indicates it’s illegal and subject to fines. Great alternate challenges though, including the short leg to Pilot Rock. Fun day, especially late afternoon with fall colors.

off road driving
17 days ago

Perfect balance of both. Nice cruising trail parallel with "oh shit" trails. You decide

hiking
19 days ago

off road driving
20 days ago

Had a blast today went on this trail for the first time since I got my jeep

Easy drive, great views. 4X4 not required at all. Im a noob and just did it in a 100% bone stock F150 with 0 issues.

off road driving
21 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

great day out with the family

Pretty easy. The trail is narrow and there are dried up, sharp bushes on both sides so you'll get your vehicle scratched up. Other than that, nice veggie at night.

off road driving
1 month ago

Very cool trail, I would suggest a moderate lift. My Jeep Wrangler unlimited X with stock suspension made it but would have been little easier. Many off portions not for beginners. The trail will put you in uncomfortable positions.

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trail for all levels

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

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
2 months ago

off road driving
2 months 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
2 months ago