Holcomb Valley Historic Settlement [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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San Bernardino National Forest

Holcomb Valley Historic Settlement [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bear City, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 183 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking


private property

historic site

I took the 3N16 all the way through from the beginning to crab flats and out to the 18. Great trail and did it with a large group of vehicles at night. Definitely worth the drive.

Sat Aug 05 2017

Not open to the public! You aren't allowed to walk through the Boy Scouts camp which the map tells you to do. We ran into some people there who were renovating it--had to sweet talk our way into walking through the camp so we could get to our car! Beautiful scenery, but this isn't a public hiking area.

Sun Jul 09 2017

This trail is almost completely on private property. You have to cross barbed wire fences multiple times. The trail goes by a creepy looking run down Boy Scouts camp. I wouldn't suggest doing this trail.

Fri Jul 07 2017

nice easy trail. Not clearly marked, but follow gas line markers and use your Gps no problem.

Tue May 24 2016

Super simple trail that has good views of the lake. It has signs to guide you so you don't get lost. And it's one big loop around which is nice.

mountain biking
Mon Apr 08 2019

Wed Aug 08 2018

ohv/off road driving
Sun Jan 14 2018