Holcomb Valley Road

EASY 9 reviews

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

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

off road driving

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

off road driving
21 days ago

Super fun and scenic, not very difficult at all (I have a 4x4 jeep renegade).

off road driving
2 months ago

Driven this road several times and also camped in Holcomb Valley, which has an official forest service campground as well as dispersed camping. Very scenic and historic area with plenty to see. Expect it to be crowded during popular times of year, and camp there knowing the little valley functions as an amphitheater and that you'll be hearing everything that your neighbors are doing, and vice versa. Easy access for passenger cars from Fawnskin and on through the valley, but keep in mind the "easy" rating is for high clearance, 4x4 preferred, and for that reason passenger cars should turn around when the road starts to narrow (If you want to go back a different way take Van Dusen Canyon Road at the T intersection in the valley). If you have the appropriate vehicle and don't mind narrow shelf roads with definite areas you'll be hoping you get through without encountering traffic coming the other way, keep calm and carry on. Or, even better, enter from the Baldwin Lake side and climb up the shelf into the valley.

off road driving
3 months ago

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off road driving
5 months ago

We took about an 1.5 hrs to go through the entire trail. I would say the first half was definitely easy, but getting down the trail was on the moderate side. Luckily we had a Ford Explorer to get us through the trail, but the trail could be quite difficult for a car that is not designed for rocky terrain. Nonetheless, the view was gorgeous. Even if you don't have a car meant for off roading, the first part of the trail was still very serene. Drive up and drive back once you reach the half point.

off road driving
9 months ago

Pretty easy drive through the Gold Fever Trail. Very scenic and nothing too crazy as far as technical terrain goes. There are 11 or so points of interest along the "Gold Fever Trail" that you can stop and check out along the way. 4x4 isn't required but is good to have during the winter months and there are a couple sections that have slick mud and snow/ice right now. I imagine after a huge snow fall it is imperative to have 4x4.

off road driving
9 months ago