Bailey Canyon

Total Miles
16.2

Elevation

1,691.00 ft

Duration

2.1 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Bailey Canyon is a scenic trail running through the San Bernardino National Forest. There are views of Silverwood Lake, canyons full of trees, and the city near the south end of the trail. The trail is mainly dirt but turns to rock in some areas. Creek crossings are also possible at certain times of the year. This trail can be relatively easy but may be challenging during or just after the wet seasons. There are sections with deep ruts, downed trees, and rocks that came down from the hillside next to the trail. There are also overgrown bushes and trees that cover the majority of the trail areas and will cause pinstriping. There are no bypasses so scratches to vehicles are unavoidable. Cell service is patchy, mainly in the middle of the trail, so downloading maps ahead of time is recommended.

Photos of Bailey Canyon

Bailey Canyon
Bailey Canyon
Bailey Canyon

Difficulty

You will come across deep ruts, downed trees, and overgrown greenery making this trail harder at certain times of the year.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Dramwolok D
Apr 08, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Slight snow in shady areas. Absolutely beautiful on a motorcycle. Could do it on any big adventure bike easily.
Dainius Paulavičius
Apr 08, 2024
2009 BMW X5
Open
Normal
Rough/Deteriorated
First quarter of the trail is fine road, later on there is a lot of rocks, so have a good XT or mud tires and AWD or 4x4 only. There was some mildly steep hills and deteriorated terrain, so if you going with some similar car as I did, have a spotter or be careful, didn’t took pics of those places unfortunately
Coleman Inouye
Apr 07, 2024
2018 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Trail was easy with only mild ruts. Vegetation is close to the trail in sections and will rub your vehicle. North slopes still had snow and puddles of water. Fun trail for beginners with great views of San Bernardino county and surrounding mountain ranges.
Matt Geraci
Apr 02, 2024
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
most of the trail is is flat dirt road road, there is one wash out that can be passed, and towards the shady parts in high elevation there was snow covering a decent amount of trail, 4x4 needed to pass snow atm but will melt soon.

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