Holcomb Creek

Holcomb Creek / 3N93

Forest route 3N93, Holcomb Creek Trail, not to be confused with Holcomb Creek Road, in Big Bear, California in the San Bernardino National Forest is a scenic and challenging trail. Scattered with numerous rock gardens, this trail is second only to John Bull in this area of Big Bear.

The south end gate keeper is a long, 100+ yard rock garden that can keep wheelers entertained for hours. Continuing through the trail there are a few more short scattered patches of large rocks and then the center rock garden where a mountain spring feeds into the creek. You will almost always find wet, slippery spots through this boulder field, which adds to the fun.

Trail start coordinates

At Forest Route 3N16 / Holcomb Valley OHV Road;

  • 34.27529, -117.05073

Trail end coordinates

At Forest Route 3N14 / Coxey Road;

  • 34.30024, -116.98218

Gate Keeper Rock Garden

34.27529, -117.05073

Play Area

34.27493, -117.02466

Center Rock Garden

34.27699, -117.00869

Ham Radio Repeater Information

147.330+ 131.8 / K6BB covers most of of Holcomb Creek, with the exception of a few low spots along the trail.


446.320 - 141.3 / KI6HHU on Double Mountain in Tehachapi reaches Holcomb Creek Trail well. This repeater is part of the KERN System, linked by RF to Mount Frazier and covers a wide area in southern and central California.