Dishpan Springs Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Dishpan Springs Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cedar Glen, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles
1,456 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


wild flowers


Short but difficult hard-core challenge east of Lake Arrowhead. This trail is also called The Deep Creek Trail. It's the difficult eastern part of Forest Road 3N34. The western part is easier Willow Creek Road. Although short, Dishpan Springs is a great hardcore trail. A very popular area for ATVs and dirt bikes. Great hiking and fishing in the area. For latest information on this trail, contact the Big Bear Ranger Station and Discovery Center of the San Bernardino National Forest at (909) 382-2790. Large boulders and steep rocky climbs. Crossing Deep Creek is no longer as difficult as it once was since the forest service has built a bridge.

1 month ago

great trail. alot of fun. not too hard

off road driving
2 months ago

Running a stock JLU on 35s. Definitely tested the Jeep, but with spotters and a good line we made it through without major issues. Some scraped skid pans and rock sliders, but that’s what they’re there for. Happy trails

5 months ago

Absolutely, find your lines
Been running this trail for years , on 35’s
If your a novice stay away from the waterfall sections they will send you on your side if you take the wrong line. . Have fun
And keep the trail clean for future generations of off-roaders.

off road driving
6 months ago

Difficult for a stock jeep. There are really only 2 difficult sections though with lost of smooth areas in between. Description says hardcore, but that's getting quite carried away. Did this trail on a unlocked tj on 29" tires. Wasn't easy, but made it fun. Also have done it locked on 42s and I blasted right through it.

off road driving
11 months ago

4WD high clearance absolutely required. There are some tricky spots - better walk your lines before you run them. Super fun in our 97 TJ with a long arm lift.

off road driving
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Very fun trail. I actually did it with a fully stock Jeep rubicon a few years back and then again with a lifted rubi on 33s. When i first did it, it wasn't easy and i did use a spotter a few times. But definitely a blast. The hardest part was the second rocky hill. Have to pick your lines and be willing to take some scrapes if you dont do it right. The second time was easier but still a blast.

Friday, September 16, 2016

We were taking a detour to Lake Arrowhead because the trail was closed to Green Valley Lake. Difficult in my Jeep and got to a point (Massive boulder hell) where I had to turn around near the end. definitely would have benefited with lockers..or bigger balls

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

rain and snow washed away dirt and the rock is all exposed with heavy rutted spots.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dishpan is an advanced 4X4 trail that all Jeeper's should drive with extreme care. Pick your lines carefully so that you do not damage your vehicle. Lots of beautiful vistas and plenty of excitement along the way. I has a blast traversing the trail and so should you if you know what you are doing. Good Luck!

off road driving
2 months ago

Sunday, May 21, 2017