Gold Mountain Trail
Photo: On Gold Mtn.
|Other Names:||3N69 - 3N69A|
|Part of:||Big Bear, San Bernadino National Forest|
|Terrain:||Rocky Mountain Trail|
|Off-Road Use:||Designated Trails Only|
|County:||San Bernadino, CA|
|Nearest Cities:||Big Bear City, CA|
|Map Links:||Google Map|
|Satellite Map:||Google Satellite|
|Special Map:||Google Earth Hybrid|
|GPS Start:||N34* 16.448' W116*49.16'|
|GPS End:||N34* 17.956 W116* 50.228|
|Climate:||7 Day Forecast|
Also known as 3N69, the Gold Mountain Trail heads up from Big Pine Flat Trail to the peak of Gold Mountain. This trail is rated "Most Difficult" by the Forest Service, and should only be attempted in high-clearance vehicles. There are several challenging rock gardens towards the top of the mountain. Part of the trail has a bypass known as 3N69A that is more difficult.
This trail is in the Big Bear area of the San Bernardino National Forest. It starts off of highway 18 on the east end of Big Bear Lake Google Map, and meets up with the Big Pine Flat Trail (3N16) Google Map near Holcomb Valley.
Driving directions to N Shore Dr & Forest Road 3N69, Big Bear City, CA from Big Bear Blvd. and Stanfield Cutoff: Head northeast on Big Bear Blvd, Take the 1st left onto Stanfield Cutoff 0.4 Turn right onto CA-38 W (N Shore Dr) Continue to follow CA-38 W 4 mi Arrive at N Shore Dr & Forest Road 3N69 on left.