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Dishpan Springs OHV 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 is primarily used for camping and off road driving and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,456 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

camping

ohv / off road driving

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wild flowers

wildlife

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.

ohv/off road driving
closed
6 days ago

This is a great Jeep trail but we were super bummed out to find it locked and closed down with a gate today when we got to the trail head. Did Holcomb creek instead, great trail also.

rocky
washed out
2 months ago

area about 2 miles away from bridge, road is pretty much gone...had to turn around after 4 or 5 attempts.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
2 months ago

Extremely rocky make sure to air down. Trail is full of dirt bikes so make sure to honk when turning corners.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
11 months ago

Did this trail followed by Holcomb Creek the same day in a JKU Rubicon 3.5 lift on 35’s. Definitely gave the skid plates a workout but never came close to any body damage. I will agree with the reviewer that said to stay away from the waterfalls as they certainly have the potential of damage or tipping over. Be smart and have a spotter who knows what they are doing and you will have a blast.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
washed out
Sat Jun 22 2019

Awesome fun but unfortunately had to turn around. I went out to test my new Gladiator Rubicon and quickly realized I’ll need some upgrades. I will be back but won’t be doing it alone again.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
Sun Jun 16 2019

This is a tough trail that will test your your driving skills as well as your rig. You can and will return with minor scratches to major damages. Rollovers are not uncommon on this trail so don’t wheel alone. A must do trail if your in the SoCal area.

ohv/off road driving
Thu Jun 13 2019

Great trail, definitely need lockers and 35” or bigger tires. The waterfall was very challenging. I had a blast here with So Cal Broncos!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
Sat Apr 20 2019

ohv/off road driving
Sat Apr 13 2019

One of the funnest trails we’ve done so far. Trail has been washed out in areas. The rocks are your friends. We have 38’s and a 3 1/2 inch lift. Definitely needed a spotter in points. Would not recommend doing alone at this time.

Tue Mar 12 2019

Any one known if it’s a good place to take atv’s?

Sun Aug 05 2018

great trail. alot of fun. not too hard

ohv/off road driving
Mon Jul 16 2018

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

Tue Mar 27 2018

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.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Mar 18 2018

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.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
Fri Mar 09 2018

Fun and difficult rated trail. I did see one stock jeeps make this trail. You will be going on/over the boulders. We had a great spotter who had been on trail numerous times, that being said same experienced person rolled his jeep on waterfall section the year before. We did use lockers and vehicle has 37s and 4" lift. Picking a good line and having a spotter may be crucial. TAKE YOUR TIME.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Sep 23 2017

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.

ohv/off road driving
Tue Jan 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.

Fri Sep 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

Tue Mar 29 2016

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

Sun Feb 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!

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