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Holcomb Valley Road [CLOSED] is a 10.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fawnskin, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and ohv/off road driving. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.8 mi Elevation gain 1,161 ft Route type Point to Point
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Hiking Ohv / off road driving Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Closed Historic site
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As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.

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Jacquelyn Feliciano
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Hiking
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Brian Lisiono
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Off Road Driving
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Jenn Jenn
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Off Road DrivingMuddyRocky

Mix of pavement and rough road, but very beginner friendly. We saw Sedans (Honda and Kia) out doing this drive, but there are spots to turn off and get a little wild for others wanting to get more squirrely. Went while it was raining, made great mud puddles

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David Salazar
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Off Road DrivingGreat!

It’s a beautiful ride through Holcomb Valley and the Gold Fever Trail. It’s scenic and very easy. Sandy towards the west entrance and rocky and narrow towards the east side. Lots of campsites all around and heavily trafficked with dirt bikes, ATV, and hikers too. Overall it’s a nice trail to travel if you’re in Big Bear.

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Christian Ramos
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Off Road Driving

Great first off roaring trail.

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Bert Fischer
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Off Road DrivingGreat!

Great semi-easy trail. Lots of site stops along the way.

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Christian Durazo
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Off Road DrivingGreat!

Great trail for a first timer like me! East side was a lot tighter and rockier than the west side as other reviewers have said, but nothing that a stock 4x4 shouldn’t be able to handle. Also saw some cars and normal SUVs that made it to the camp sites back there, so should be minimal problems if you keep your eyes out and keep it slow in the bumpy stuff.

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James S
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Off Road DrivingGreat!

Nice easy trail. Beautiful views. Mostly a fire road with plenty of room. The 2-3 miles on the east side (Lake Baldwin) are rocky and slower going. Enter from the Big Bear Lake side for a much easier drive for aprox. 7-8 miles. We saw some cars in there but I’d be cautious with a low clearance vehicle. There a few sandy spots, ruts and rocks. Air down just to be cautious and more comfortable. For reference We used a ‘18 Tundra 4x4 on 34” tires 3” level.

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mike hernandez
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Off Road DrivingGreat!

hit the trail at about midnight to take the family to see the stars it was amazing my kids were mind blowin on what the sky is supposed to look like seen over 15 shooting stars in less than 90mins got some great pics with just my phone forsure taking a real camera and warmer clothes up next time to stay longer it was about 54 degrees at 2am trail was super easy would definitely recommend at minimum a suv but we did see a jetta out there doing it

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Chris Perez
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Hiking

Completed Trail on FWD Nissan Rogue. Came out with the wife, truck at home, thought we’d try it out. Easy to do, and easy to hit a oil pan on a vehicle lower than this, or if you don’t approach correctly. Clear trails, some off shoots. One small part of soft sand but you can go around it, or floor it while your wife is laughing and make it tru with some speed. If you are crawling tru it, you’ll be stuck there. You’ll know it when you see it. Good sights, lost of squirrels, few eagles , and a few suvs out there. Trail is easy, maybe 2/5. Sights maybe 4/5. If you do it in a small lowered vehicle it will be 5/5 hard to do all the way. Turn back at #11

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Sam Pierangelo
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Off Road DrivingGreat!

this Trail was a great option for someone who just wants to get their feet wet with off-road driving. The historical markers were fun to explore for a little extra hiking

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Grant Moore
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Off Road Driving

This trail was great, but it’s only worth it if you do the Holcomb Valley Trail Tour. Print or save the tour pamphlet from this link: http://backroadswest.com/blog/wp-content/HolcombGoldFeverTrail.pdf This trail doesn’t necessarily need an off-road vehicle, but the road is dirt and pretty rough in some patches. If you don’t have an off road vehicle you will want to turn around after stop 11. Stop 12 is cool, but not worth it in that case as the road after stop 11 is worse than any road before, very narrow, and on the side of a steep cliff. Overall great trip and tour with minimal walking, allow about 2 1/2 hours.

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Nick Wilkowske
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Off Road Driving

Basically a gravel fire road. Went out in my Jeep Wrangler exploring. There were a lot of cars and traffic. Definitely don’t need a 4x4 for 95% of this trail. I saw several passenger cars on the trail.

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joseph benitez
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Off Road Driving

First time off roader and this spot was definitely an awesome place to start. Took my 2x4 lifted Jeep and handled it well

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Trd Eli
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Off Road Driving

This was a very fun off road, it was super easy I did the whole way on a 2wd on my 4Runner, he’s a very scenic route. It only gets a little bit rough at the end but nothing to hard... from start to finish is about an hour 20 minute

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Wesley Castro
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Off Road Driving

Holcomb is a fun easy trail the History is amazing. But you can also make it as hard as you want we took some offshoots and opted to take as many offshoots to get to the other side of Holcomb to the end and we made it fun some offshoots are rough but passable I drive a FJ Cruiser with a 2.5inch lift and 33×11.50 AT tires the trail towards the end the meet upbwith the Holcomb trail was the most challenging because its not well traveled and uts tight but follow my route and you can make it. Great weekend

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D P
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Off Road Driving

Nice and easy trail. If you start from the east, you’ll see the desert below. More rocky on the east side coming in. Once you pass the hillside, you’re good to go past the more rockier terrain. No big deal for most vehicles with enough clearance. We’ve come in through the west during snow season, but had it gone all the way through. It was nice to see it all. Kids enjoyed. There are plenty of spots to picnic and take it all in. Enjoy it!

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Art .
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Off Road Driving

Awesome trail! I did it in my 13 Forester XT, stock height and AT tires. It was pretty rocky, but I didn’t have any problems. I saw a few crossover vehicles on this road with all season tires.

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David W
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Off Road Driving

Easy Trail, plenty of cars make this dirt road easily. Many old historic sites. Lots of traffic so take your time around blind corners.

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Alfredo Gonzalez Jr
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Off Road Driving

Good run. Did it on a 18 4Runner on 33s. Nice little places to stop & take pictures!

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Leon Ingram
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Off Road Driving

2wd friendly, easy scenic route. Has a few random large mud holes you could romp, or choose to go around. Heavily trafficked.

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Dylan Moore
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Off Road Driving

Fun trail! Part of it is closed but checked out other campgrounds around.

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Jacob Wueste
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Closed

Are all the trails up in big bear still open?

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Tom Holman
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Off Road DrivingFloodedMuddy

Great times. 1st time with the new Jeep

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Phil Gustin
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Pasos Pasos
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Great day out on the trail. Super fun and easy for any 4X4. Beats being stuck inside with a case of corona

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