Dishpan Springs

Total Miles
4.7

Elevation

1,815.98 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Photos of Dishpan Springs

Dishpan Springs
Dishpan Springs
Dishpan Springs

Difficulty

Difficult: Steep rocky climbs with large boulders. Rocks are often covered with fine sand making for poor traction. Hard-core modified vehicles only. Somewhat easier if driven downhill in reverse direction.

History

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.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Brendan Mcmanus
Apr 20, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Muddy/Wet
Dusty
Too difficult for my lifted 4x4 rear locking diff '05 Tacoma. You need long travel and minimum 37" tires
Randy Fletcher
Oct 15, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Jeff Myers
Sep 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
J.r. Wofford
Jul 29, 2023
2021 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

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.

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