Deep Creek - Trail, Lake Arrowhead, California

Deep Creek - Trail, Lake Arrowhead, California

DESCRIPTION

Follow the washed out trail/dirt road, staying to the right, about 300 to 400 yards. As soon as the trail levels, look for the singletrack dropping off hard to left (look for tree stump on right)This is one of the funnest singletracts in California, high banked corners, shallow stream crossings, and hundreds of jumps (clean landings). Follow the singletrack to the 2N75 Dirt Road junction. Cross 2N75 and look for the single track trail head (well marked)dropping off to the left. Follow the singletrack for about five miles all the way to Willow Creek Jeep Trail (3N34.3) Go right on 3N34, a washed out but fast and fun jeep trail to 2N75. Turn right on 2N75 and start the long climb back to the single track trail head. The traction on the climb is good and there are lots of short downhills to help catch your breath. When you get back to the singletrack, go left and backtrack the short distance to Banff Dr. WARNING!!! This area is open to 4WD and motorcycle use, so keep your ears open. Get a trail map! There are hundred of miles of jeep trails and singletrack in this area.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 27, 1999]
Craig

This is some of the best single track in California. I like it because you can ride steep singletrack down and get to ride graded fire road back up. It used to get heavy dirt bike traffic and the trails are packed and well burmed. The hoop-de-doos are fading and the remaining ones make great jumps. In the spring the stream crossings can get a little deep. by June the waters usually down enough to ride through.

Customer Service

I ride this trail all the time. I never heard it called "Deep Creek Trail", although Deep creek is down there. I don't think it has a name at all. There are dozens of trail options in this area and miles and miles of old jeep trail and fire roads.

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halfway down to 3N34 take the singletrack fork to the right and ride down to the helicopter pad. Then take 2N75 back to the top.

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[Jul 13, 1999]
Chris

Parts of the trail were very sweet, especially the bitchin' descent of 3W12. This is a fast, tight single track, and is one of the best I've ridden. However, I have two complaints about the loop I did: motorcycles and motorcyles. They're noisy, fast, scary (especially on single track), and generally detract from the experience. And, there's a lot of them in this area. The U.S. Forest Service caters too heavily to motorcycles in this area. I do not know of a single trail here open to bikes but not motor heads. In addition, the motorcycles tear up the trail; 3W11 is one of the worst I've ever been on because it is so soft and dusty from all the heavy bikes. Maybe ride it after a rain or something, I don't know.

Anyway, this area has a lot of potential, but the motor heads detract, so two stars off.

If anyone can set me straight on trails open only to bikes, or point me to other cool trails in the area, or would just like to ride in this general vicinity (I'm an intermediate biker), send me an e-mail.

Customer Service

I attempted to ride the route described here from near the bottom, so I could finish my ride on a downhill rather than an up. I'm not sure that I found the exact single track discussed here, but certainly I was close. Specifically, I rode: down 3N34->up 2N75->up 3W13->down 3W12->up 3W11->down 173->back to 3N34.

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The hill climb of route 173 all the way from the desert town of Hesperia to Lake Arrowhead is a great one. Also, there's some awesome stuff in the Bowen Ranch area and off 3N14. E-mail me and let's ride!

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3
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[Jun 09, 2000]
FORCE Bike Club

"Deep Creek" is more commonly known as the "YEE-HAH" trail by local riders. It's actually an off road vehicle trail, suitable for MX. Those guys do most of the work on the trail system, so when you see them, don't %!&#@ for being in your way!
The trail system is a great sampling of smooth hard pack, loose techincal descents, rollers, kickers, berms, stream crossings, and more. It features some hellacious climbing, depending on the route you take, as well as some killer scenery. For a good map, as well as a knowledgable person to tell you about the area, go to "Above and Beyond Sports" in Aqua Fria. Eric, the owner, will clue you in on the routes to take. Or email Curtis through the Force Bike Club link.

Customer Service

Start from Mountain's Community Hospital and go from there to many different versions of what's been listed.

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Rim Nordic in Running Springs (15 minutes away)

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4
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[Jul 20, 2000]
pauly the piper

SO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CUZ THEY ARE CORRECT, BUT DONT GO ANYWHERE NEAR DEEP CREEK !!!!!

Customer Service

WARNING: THE TRAIL DESCRIBED IS NOT "DEEP CREEK" AT ALL. DEEP CREEK IS NOT SOMEWHERE ANY BIKER SHOULD GO IF THEY VALUE LIFE, SOME NUT OWNS A RANCH BACK IN THERE AND HE CHASES AND THREATENS PEOPLE AT GUNPOINT!!!
HE HAS EVEN UP ON MURDER CHARGES!!!!!

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Rim Of The World Trail is coming soon!!!!

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3
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[Feb 10, 2001]
Patrick

I grew up riding this trail. Having lived in Lake Arrowhead for 20 years we used to ride parts of this trail when we were younger. If you don't know the trail I would be cautious at first.(There might be some suprise obstacles in the trail.) If you know what you are doing this is one of the best trails in So. Cal.

Customer Service

I would start by Mountains Community Hospital and take whichever way looks like you'll have the most fun on.

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3
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