Gold Mountain – 3N69

Head to Gold Mountain Peak via an exciting, rocky trail with great views of the lake.

Length: 3-1/2 miles
Time to complete: 1 hour

The Gold Mountain Trail can be found in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear Lake. The favored direction of travel is from South to North starting on Hwy 18 near Baldwin Lake. The trail is available to street legal vehicles only.

The US Forest Service rates this trail a black diamond most difficult trail. This trail is not recommended for stock SUV’s. There are bypasses including one around the talus slope that will allow slightly modified vehicles to traverse the trail. Elevation ranges from 6700′ to over 8100′ and during the winter months snow and ice add to the difficulty of traversing the trail.

The Southern entrance off Hwy 18 is N34° 16.418 W116° 49.170.
The Northern entrance off 3N16 is N34° 17.942 W116° 50.232.
Lat/lon format is hddd mm.mmm and WGS84 datum

SBNF Trail Listing

This is a fairly complete listing of trails in the Big Bear / Lake Arrowhead area. Thanks to FishPoet for the legwork. USFS rated black diamond 4×4 trails near Big Bear Lake: 3N10 John Bull 3N93 Holcomb Creek 2N06X Lower Larga 1N01 Pipes Canyon 2N90 Tip Top Mountain 3N03A Horsethief Flat 3N69 Gold Mountain 1N38 […]