Joe Elliot Yellow Post Sites

Area Status: Unreachable

These two remote yellow post sites are located near the end of Forest Road 1N34 (San Sevaine Road) accessible from Lytle Creek Road.  This narrow steep dirt road is open only to high clearance vehicles and four wheel-drive may also be required.  This road is also only open during certain months of the year and is subject to closures due to Red Flag warnings or winter storms. The seasonal closure of Road 1N34 begins on March 1 and extends through Labor Day each year to protect important fawning habitat for mule deer, a Forest Service Management Indicator Species. The gate will be locked and the road closed to non-authorized vehicular access. The public is still welcome to use the road for hiking and biking, but no vehicle access. Call the Lytle Creek Ranger Station (909-382-2851) for current status and road conditions. 

Other than a pit for campfires, these sites do NOT contain the amenities found at developed campgrounds. There is no water, no picnic tables, no restrooms nearby, and no trash containers. Please pack it in - pack it out! All sites are first-come, first-served. Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, charcoal BBQ's, or stoves. Campfires may not be allowed certain times of the year.  See "Current Conditions" box below.

The southern route up Cucamonga Peak, Trail 7W04, begins here.  This trail is for experienced hikers only as it is steep, rocky, and not maintained.

The western portion of Road 1N34, sometimes referred to as the Big Tree Truck Trail, was damaged heavily during the Grand Prix Fire in 2003 and subsequent floods and land slides.  The road is closed to vehicles just west of Joe Elliot and on the west end at Cucamonga Canyon. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions:
  • Campfires prohibited due to increased fire restrictions.
  • Due to storm damage on Forest Road 1N34, this campground is not reachable by vehicle.
Fees Forest Adventure Passes not required at this location
Permit Info: Valid California Campfire Permit required for use of fire ring and or gas / propane stoves and lanterns. Subject to fire use restrictions
Closest Towns: Lytle Creek, Fontana
Water: none
Restroom: none

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