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Gold Mountain Road

San Bernardino National Forest, California
Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain541ft
Trailhead Elevation6,721ft
Top7,250ft
Elevation Min/Max6721/7250ft
Elevation Start/End6721/6721ft

Gold Mountain Road

Gold Mountain Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Bernardino National Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 6,721 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 541 feet.

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Base Line, CA
Pathfinder | 171 pts
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5/27/2018
The trail was packed on Memorial Day weekend, but the wheeling was a great time. Views were awesome and the obstacles were challenging enough. I loved the rock garden!
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Chula Vista, CA
Pathfinder | 140 pts
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10/27/2008
I did this trail with my family in a new stock Rubicon Wrangler. I only made it up 3/4th's or so of the way because we came upon a 2 to 3 foot ledge in the road just past the mine shaft. We might have made it through but not without scratching the new paint and scraping the underbelly significantly. It could have been made passable with about 1/2 hour of road building. There were a lot of loose rocks that could have been thrown in place to made a more acceptable ramp. A little older, little more lifted, Rubicon with larger tires (I had 32's) made it through with with a lot of noise and grunting. Nevertheless we all enjoyed the part of the trail we were able to navigate. Until we turned around, it was steep with sharp rocks that let me use 4 wheel low, the lockers and the sway bar release features. Photos posted.
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La Verne, CA
Adventurer | 230 pts
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5/21/2007
This trail is quite fun!!
We drove the trail from 3N16 to hiway 18 but next time I would go the opposite way. Don't forget to take the bypass across all the rock. The sound that it makes is so cool. Sort of like driving across broken china.
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Sun City, CA
Adventurer | 231 pts
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2/4/2006
The trail is in fair shape and definetly worth the time to do it again. I almost turned around and ran it backwards, but one of our rigs was having carborator problems so I escorted him out. I ran this trail in mid August this past summer and there are more "divits" in the trail than there were then. Obviously some rigs have gotten stuck and dug some fairly deep holes in the trail. There was only snow on the back side in one spot on the trail and it was only about 30 yards wide, and ice. I ran a stock 2003 Rubicon and had no problems, even avoided the bypasses and took the main route. There were 11 rigs in our group and only 1 cherokee took some rear fender damage. The rock garden was quite fun and since there really isn't a trail through it, we all did our own thing there. Nice short, challenging run, with great views from quite a few vantage points. Two hours with 11 rigs isn't bad at all, what with stopping after the obsticles to make sure the guys behind you get help spotting if they need it, and enjoying the view.
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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

John W. Robinson with David Money Harris
"This route is a rough cross-country approach from Doble Mine. You can expect close encounters with mountain mahogany as you pick a path around brush and downed timber. If you prefer to avoid the brush, you can also climb the mountain from Holcomb Valley Road via the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and rough jeep road 3N69, an 8-mile out-and-back trip with 1,400 feet of climbing."

Trail Information

San Bernardino National Forest
Nearby City
San Bernardino National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Big Bear City (7.5-minute)
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