Looking for a great trail near Lake Arrowhead, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Chino Hills State Park or Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Lake Arrowhead ranging from 2 to 14.1 miles and from 4,350 to 5,505 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
off trail
7 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
13 days ago

A difficult but very satisfying hike - three steep inclines with rock scramble at top - and 360 panoramic views

Enjoyable hike with steep/rocky terrain and a rewarding 360 degree view at the top. There are some neat rock formations along the way that provide some shade. There are also some good spots to take pictures before reaching the top. There are signs that indicate where the trail is in some places, but in other places we made some wrong turns where it wasn’t clear where to go and used the map to find the right path. Just before reaching the top, we thought we had to do some difficult rock climbing, but eventually we found an easier path, it just wasn’t obvious which way to go at first.

This trail was not challenging. However the exposure to the sun and the heat can make it difficult, especially on the way back. The trail is well maintained with ample views. The end of this hike will reward you with a swimming hole, that is a calm bend in the river, full of social fish and stoic tadpoles in various stages of development. It took my other half and I 90min there and 90min back. We just squeezed by this hike on 4L of water, but then again we were two ding dongs that decided to go mid day in August.

hiking
21 days ago

Did this 4th of July weekend and there were only a few other hikers. The wildflowers were still out which made it extra beautiful. The trail is fairly easy to follow/run until the ascend where we got lost going up some rocks and it was difficult to traverse. Nice people had set up rock stacks to follow to get us back on the trail. The scramble to the top was also challenging with multiple ways up/down. There was one part I had to wedge myself between two boulders and crab walk to get to the pinnacle. But it’s fun if you like that kind of stuff and the view is gorgeous. There’s not much shade and it gets hot. We also encountered a medium sized snake on the path near the firing range route. It slithered up a tree pretty quickly but I wish I would’ve taken the regular route back.

Short trail with some shade and small creek runs parallel to trail not much water on hot July day. No lake. Took trail to the end about 2 miles then it connects to splinters canyon trailhead watch out for cars and Off road vehicles if you have a dog. Can continue to fisherman’s camp and connect to the pacific crest trail. There are lots of nice little areas along the deep creek to relax and enjoy the cool water. There were quite a few families there on the weekend. If you walk along the river you can find some areas for dispersed camping. If you continue the trail there is a swimming hole further down and Aztec falls.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
28 days ago

off road driving
28 days ago

Great trail made it my 2wd tundra with some friends in there 2wd rigs would recommend it to anyone there is such a beautiful view get away from the city but to see more check it out on my YouTube channel dna adventure great place

off road driving
no shade
rocky
washed out
29 days ago

Great route with some challenging sections. Devil’s hole requires skill and quality upgrades for final 250 ft. down to the river.

hiking
no shade
scramble
29 days ago

Cool little hike, only came out to 3.6 miles for me. Pros: Good views of the mountains and high desert, good amount of wildlife (saw my first rattlesnake of the summer), fun boulder scrambling near the top. Interesting scenery, more like Joshua Tree or the high desert than the mountains. Cons: Very exposed, little shade, hot. I started at 8 and probably should have started a little earlier. Trail isn’t well marked, glad I was following the GPS track. Have to do some light boulder scrambling in a few spots and most of the way to the final peak.

off road driving
rocky
1 month ago

As an experienced hiker, I would rate this trail as moderate-difficult! Also, the trail is not well- marked, and we found ourselves off the trail and needing to backtrack several times. At one point we had to crawl under barbed wire to get to the correct spot on the trail that was for some reason blocked off! And the trail goes from wide road to narrow path with no markings! Thank goodness for good cell reception and the All Trails map! We were able to look at our progress and see where we went off track. Also, the trail/road is so rutted and rocky that one must watch one’s feet most of the time, so between that and needing to watch the map, it’s difficult to enjoy the view!

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail with hills, deep ruts and exposed rocks. It could look intimidating on some areas but once I walked out and surveyed the site it was totally manageable with my stock Wrangler Moab edition. You can also go straight to civilization instead of trailing back to your starting point. You can check how I did it on my recording. I forgot to record from the beginning. I did the trail from the West to East with little end part in just over an hour. It’s much easier and shorter that way.

Cool mellow trail. Pretty busy. There is a deeper hole where you can jump off rocks into the water. Parking is easy for any decent car / truck with ground clearance.

hiking
closed
private property
1 month ago

The trail is on a campground that seems to be closed to the general public. To access it, you would need to park across the road about a half a mile down. There is no day parking on the site. the trail itself may be there, but we didnt brave it among all the "No Public Access/Tresprassers will be prosecuted" signs. We got our hike in, just not here.

we never found the main trail.

Nice little climb. No shade, so wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Nice views and pretty wildflowers, but no water in the stream in mid June and pretty dusty and dry.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

A short hike with decent elevation gain and some good views. There is no shade (and no water as of late June). Be aware that most of the beautiful purple flowers you'll see are poodle-dog bush which can cause severe skin irritation. In some places it is very thick along the trail making it difficult to pass through without touching it (especially with dogs). More on poodle-dog bush... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriodictyon_parryi https://atlasguides.com/poodle-dog-bush/

Nice hike, about 2.5 hours round trip. Don’t worry about losing the trail, because you will eventually meet up with it since you’re primarily hiking upslope. Not too hot in early June but definitely bring enough water and go earlier in the day.

off road driving
2 months ago

Pretty technical at some points but was able to make it in my 4runner with a 3inch lift. Found a super easy route back.

Hiked this area on Sunday (06/09/2018) went from splinter cabin all the way down to the Mojave Dam. Total 22.3 miles in one go. It was hot, saw one rattlesnake. Meet a few PCT hikers on the trail. Not as March as I did last time I hiked this back in April/May. It was a very nice hike. If you plan on doing it I suggest you take more than a gallon worth of water! As it’s very hot right now. Got to pass 3 bridges which was super cool. And found an area to take a dip in the water

Private property and “No Trespassing” signs everywhere

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