Gold Mountain Trail

HARD 21 reviews

Gold Mountain Trail is a 12.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, 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.

12.8 miles
3392 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving



wild flowers


13 days ago

27 days ago

2 months ago

Fun trail with some challenging step ups. I used the skid plates, on my stock Rubicon, in the rock garden. A little more that stock ground clearance would help a lot.

3 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

Great Trail with awesome views, fairly easy but bumpy until you get to the rock ledge and rock garden after that. All around fun.

off road driving
5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

First time up there and had a great time!

7 months ago

10 months ago

Love it pretty technical trail at the start

Friday, November 04, 2016

Love this trail I highly recommended.

off road driving
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

off road driving
Sunday, May 15, 2016

awesome. definitely 4 wheel recommended

off road driving
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Awesome trail, anytime is a good time for this trail, went with a few family members off roading took us about 1hour 30 min to run it plus 3N16, always down to go on it definitely flex spots...and im in a tundra crewmax and i can do it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

off road driving
Monday, July 20, 2015

I prefer to off-road this trail than hike it, but it's a fun way to get into Holcomb Valley and play in the mountains.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

off road driving
Sunday, July 01, 2012

I enjoyed my time here even though I put a few dents in my lower rocker panels on my new Tacoma truck. 4wd is a must. If you are not into trail rash then it may be a good idea to invest in rock sliders and bumpers to keep your vehicle protected. A locking diff is highly recommended. There were a few spots where I had a difficult time getting up. Conditions change depending on usage. On the weekends there can be a lot of traffic but, the majority of these guys are great and very helpful. Had a great time here. There are a variety of terrains and one section of rocks that sound like you are driving over broken china...its a trip! The views are spectacular. We did end up finding one of the old abandoned mine shafts on the backside of the trail but, it has long since been covered. Still was nice to see a small piece of history.