Willow Creek Road

Total Miles
6.5

Elevation

1,498.39 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

A fun, easy route for just about any 4x4 SUV. Road is open to green-sticker vehicles with many legal side roads to explore. Green-sticker vehicles usually start at Pinnacles Staging Area where we end our description. Stay on paved Highway 173 to go to staging area.

Photos of Willow Creek Road

Willow Creek Road
Willow Creek Road
Willow Creek Road

Difficulty

Easy: Most of this route, when dry, does not require 4-wheel drive; however, you'll want 4-wheel drive and a little ground clearance for one rocky climb after Waypoint 03. Willow Creek has the potential to be deep after a heavy rainstorm.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Eddie Ortega
Feb 17, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Mark Landis
Jun 17, 2023
Open
Chris Muniz
May 21, 2023
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Robert Anderson
May 09, 2023
2020 Jeep Gladiator
Open

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 downhill, turn left at fork just after pavement ends. This fork has a large white sign with a forest map showing routes in the area.

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