Willow Creek Jeep Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Lake Arrowhead, California. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for off road driving.
off road driving
Great for a 1st run- we had our 6 and 4 yr old boys and they loved it. A few sections were challenging, but it was great for testing the limits of our 2013 Jeep...definitely going out again. We met a really nice couple who was very familiar & experienced with the terrain - they guided us through some of the more challenging sections and made sure we made it out safely.
Great trail for the novice and beginner off road driver. This trail offers some breathtaking views of the mountains and high desert. As Steve mentioned, there are options! So if you aren't feeling to adventurous, you can take the easy route. Pay close attention to ATV traffic as they tend to run a little wild at times. I have had a few close calls!! Road conditions are known to change so if you choose to take a difficult route it may be best to go with another vehicle. I have seen a couple vehicles get stuck. Always be prepared for the worst. Overall this is a great trail and highly recommend it. You can purchase a local trail map at the Jensen's Market in Cedar Glen, its a good simple guide and very helpful. Totally worth the couple bucks when coming up your first time.
This is a nice off road excursion, where you can decide between easy but roughly graded routes, or a more difficult route that ties into other 4WD trails in the area. There's something for everyone here.
The water crossings are fun and willow creek itself is the largest. I had my license plate submerged at one point during the crossing. FUN! These conditions obviously would vary greatly based on how much rain there's been.
Most of the trail is green rated, but there's a section of blue that's fun and a little challenging for a newbie like me, but it's nothing any stock 4WD with good clearance couldn't handle.
There is a fair amount of traffic with Jeeps, trucks, Rhino's and motorcycles, and we even ran into a few hikers too. Most interesting though was the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake. Watch out for those if you're planning on exploring on foot.