Smarts Ranch 3N03

Total Miles
7.4

Elevation

2,069.59 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is a less often traveled trail close to Burns Canyon and 18. Although there are not any vistas, there are a few points to stop and enjoy the solitude. The section closest to Burns Canyon contains some jagged rocky sections on a grade that might intimidate a novice driver, but a little confidence and route planning makes easy work of it.

Photos of Smarts Ranch 3N03

Smarts Ranch 3N03
Smarts Ranch 3N03
Smarts Ranch 3N03

Difficulty

Mostly dirt and rock road with a few sharp jagged rocky sections.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Courtney Chambers
Mar 25, 2024
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard
This trail was rated EASY which should suffice for a Subaru Outback. IT WAS NOT EASY! We came off of 2N02 which was rated moderate and 3N03 is way more difficult with sections of full rock climbs. I would say only thr last 2-3 miles before HWY 18 is the only easy spot.
Patrick Kraut
Nov 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Rough/Deteriorated
Michael Gregory
Sep 03, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Jerry Isaac
Aug 07, 2023
2022 Chevrolet Colorado
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

Turn right off 18 above Big Bear Lake or take it on your way across Burns Canyon for a change of pace.

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