Holcomb Creek 4x4 Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Holcomb Creek 4x4 Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Running Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.3 miles 2053 feet Point to Point

dog friendly



nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving



wild flowers



One challenging boulder field after another An interesting hardcore trail that winds along Holcomb Creek. The Rock Garden begins the trail and sets the stage for what's ahead. You can explore a difficult side trail through Lower Largo Flats. There are many ATV and dirt bike trails in the area but green sticker vehicles are not allowed on many main forest roads. A Forest Adventure Pass is required if you stop to recreate. 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. Difficult. No single obstacle stands out on this trail; it's just one challenging boulder field after another. Narrow and tippy in places. Wet tires add to the difficulty as the trail crosses tributaries to Holcomb Creek. You can also increase difficulty by choosing a more aggressive line through the boulders. This trail is not recommended for stock vehicles. Lockers, high ground clearance and undercarriage protection recommended.

off road driving
9 months ago

3 years ago

Backpacked almost all the way the the Holcomb Creek Campsite, but not from Big Bear. We forged through on the PCT from Lake Arrowhead @ Hook Creek Rd. A beautiful hike, not very demanding. A bit of up hill for the first 1/3. Then it flattens out for a bit and even gets some nice rolling hills w lots of shade. Even found a nice man made water spring to refill water bottles about 2/3 in. Camped about a mile out of Holcomb Camp for 3 days. Just beautiful and never saw a soul.

off road driving
4 years ago

the first picture up there doesn't look like any part of holcomb creek I have been on.. It looks very very similar to the gate keeper on john bull trial though....(scratches chin.....)

4 years ago

5 years ago

This is a popular jeep trail not so much a hiking trail

This trail when covered in snow is about impossible

5 years ago