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Off-Road Jacoby Canyon

San Bernardino County, California



2.9 miles

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Added by Douglas Hall

Do you Overland? Are you in Southern California? Then what are you waiting for?! Get on this trail! 

This is now my favorite trail in the San Bernardino National Forest. Ranging from desert scenes at the bottom and pine trees at the top, you experience such high levels of outdoors feel you can't resist. This trail has so many awesome spots for camping and off-roading that it has a great mix for anyone with a 4x4 vehicle, there are a few technical spots that require 4x4 or at least a 2-wheel drive locked vehicle. Read below to see directions, features and great info about this adventure!

This trail has some of the best scenery I have come across in the Big Bear area. This trail is truly a hidden gem, when you start the trail there are tons of desert plants and sort of a Joshua Tree feel. After you get up the trail a ways you will find that there is a lot of coverage from trees and brush. With a good amount of turn off spots for camping you can find a great spot even if there are some spots already taken, we didn't see anyone camped out while we were on our adventure. When you get further up the trail the scenery turns into a complete mountain feel with pine trees!

This trail is a must, for anyone with a 4x4 and high clearance vehicle you need to take on this adventure! This would be a perfect trail to start Overlanding with, there is traffic both ways on the trail so be ready to back up and pull off the trail if you are heading down the trail. Traffic heading up the mountain has the right of way so be sure to let the adventurers going up have the right of way. Enjoy the trail and make sure to always practice pack it in, pack it out!

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