Dishpan Springs

Also known as Deep Creek, this is all uphill if you run west to east.

Total Miles


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2 Hours
Technical Rating
7 / 10
Best Time
Summer/ Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Dishpan Springs
The is one of three difficult trails you can ride one after another for a fun, challenging day of off-roading. Green-sticker vehicles are welcome, but there should be an experienced driver behind the wheel to make it.
We've heard two stories as to why some call this trail Dishpan Springs. One is that it is simply named after a natural spring along the trail. Two is that, before the bridge was built over Deep Creek, the crossing was so deep that gear, including dishpans, floated out of open vehicles. We'll let you decide if either is true.
Getting There
From Highway 18 near mile marker 24.5, go north on Highway 173 to Lake Arrowhead. Hwy. 173 turns right after 1.5 miles. After 3.2 miles, turn right on Hook(s) Creek Road at small gas station. After another 3.2 miles, when pavement ends, stay right uphill at fork with white forest sign.
Contact for Current Conditions
San Bernardino National Forest
Big Bear Discovery Center
(909) 382-2790