Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead Trail Run -

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 10-20-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Simi Valley
Posts: 16
Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead Trail Run

So I wheeled from Lake Arrowhead to Big Bear yesterday. The weather and scenery were perfect. We started at 6:45 AM on Dishpan Springs just east of Lake Arrowhead. Dishpan is an awesome trail with some very challenging obstacles, took about 90 minutes and I would definitely do it again. We then went through Holcomb Creek Trail. Holcomb was a long bumpy trail with only a few tough spots. I only got hung up on the very first boulder leading into the "Rock Garden." After getting through there it was fairly easy sailing with only a few obstacles. The creek was extremely low due to the lack of recent rain. We then went through John Bull. This trail is outstanding and reminded me a lot of the Rubicon. It was much shorter at 2.2 miles (the difficult portion), but offered some serious challenges. We then drove out Jacoby Canyon to Highway 18. As I expected with only 2 1/2" of lift and 33" tires on my 04 Rubicon, there was a lot of bumping and scraping the factory skids and my aftermarket rocker guards. I also hit my steering box skid a few times and it did its job well. I hit my new ZJ tie rod at least five times and it was completely unphased. I will definitely visit Dishpan and John Bull again, I'll pass on Holcomb Creek and Jacoby Canyon.

Attached Thumbnails
J1.jpg   J2.jpg   J3.jpg  
MillerFam is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 02-22-2013, 08:52 AM
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 61
That looks like a great trail. Def would want some skid protection there
Octotat is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-25-2013, 07:37 PM
Registered User
Jeffro06's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Total
Posts: 9,853
Sounds like fun.
Jeffro06 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 03-19-2013, 12:11 AM
RIP one good jeeper
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon
Posts: 20,368
Looks like some great wheeling. Did you take any more pictures?

Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome