Dishpan Springs

Lake Arrowhead, California

Dishpan Springs

Two notable waterfall obstacles and numerous rocky sections throughout Dishpan Springs make for one fun trail.

Dishpan Springs is the east end of forest route 3N34, the opposite side of Willow Creek Jeep trail, and is also known as the Crab Flats OHV route or Deep Creek Trail.

Dishpan is the only off-road 4x4 trail connecting the off-road trail networks of Lake Arrowhead to the west and Big Bear's Holcomb Valley to the East.

The steep waterfall obstacles of Dishpan Springs may look intimidating, but with the right line, they are doable. Both waterfall obstacles include easier bypasses to the side, but who runs this trail for the bypasses?

Dishpan Springs Trail Map

The map here shows forest route number 3N34 from Hook Creek Road on the west to Crab Flats Campground, at 3N16 on the east. 3N34 continues further on the west end ( Willow Creek Jeep Trail ), but the rock crawling portion is just what is shown here.

Trail start coordinates

34.269656, -117.137938°

Trail end coordinates

34.260705, -117.084440


Ham Radio Repeater Information

446.320 - 141.3 / KI6HHU on Double Mountain in Tehachapi covers Dishpan Springs with the exception of a few low points on the trail. This repeater is part of the KERN System, linked by RF to Mount Frazier and covers a wide area in southern and central California.