Lost Creek Trail 1E09

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Lost Creek trailhead is across Highway 38 from the South Fork Campground. Beginning at the parking lot (6,320'), it crosses under the bridge. The beginning of the Lost Creek Trail follows the Santa Ana River Trail (2E03). After approximately .5 mile, the Lost Creek Trail splits from the Santa Ana River trail and heads up an old jeep road for about 1 mile before heading off (south/west) on a trail towards Grinnell Ridge Camp (no water-8,500'). From the Grinnell Ridge Camp, the trail descends into South Fork Meadows and meets with the South Fork Trail. This trail is one of the most underused and offers solitude and good views north to Santa Ana Canyon and Sugarloaf Peak. This is a wilderness area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This trails remains severely damaged from the 2015 Lake Fire.
Permit Info: Day use permits will be required beginning September 1, 2020. For overnight permits, reserve through the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Group size limited to 12 people and 8 pack/riding animals per group. No campfires allowed.  Portable gas stoves are allowed. Camp on a durable surface at least 100 feet away from trails and water sources.  Pack out what you pack in and Leave no Trace!  
Information Center: Big Bear Discovery Center

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