Lytle Creek Ridge Trail
Photo: A Jeep travels up Lytle Creek in the snow.
|Other Names:||Lytle Creek|
|Part of:||San Bernardino National Forest|
|Trail Length:||12.3 miles|
|Trail Time:||1.5 hours|
|Off-Road Use:||Trail only|
|County:||San Bernardino County, California|
|Nearest Cities:||Lytle Creek, CA|
|Map Links:||Google Map Yahoo Map|
|Satellite Map:||Google Satellite|
|GPS Start:||N34 19.55 W117 34.10|
|GPS End:||N34 15.69 W117 29.89|
|Google Earth:||Lytle Creek Rd.kmz|
|Elevation:||3,300 to 6,400 ft.|
Beginning at the town of Wrightwood, drive SE along Lone Pine Canyon Road for about 4 miles and turn right into a small dirt path Google Map which ascends up a ridge into San Bernardino National Forest.
One of the first things you notice is that this route has witnessed a number of landslides. Not surprising, as it falls in the San Andreas Rift Zone. Moving along you finally reach the top of the Lytle Creek Ridge. For those who prefer camping, you will find a very good campsite here. If you walk through a little trail you will arrive at the base of Gobblers Knob. Unpack and camp a while. Click the picture to enlarge
For those who prefer some more action, you can follow the main trail right to the top. Amazing views of the Lone Pine Canyon greet you. You can view as far as the north and south of Lytle Creek. Go further and the trail moves downwards passing by the Sheep Creek out onto the Lytle Creek road. This road takes you to the west of Applewhite Picnic Ground which is near the little homestead of Scotland.
Maps and GPS Coordinates
Lytle Creek Ridge Trail Coordinates: 34.325833° -117.568333°