The eastern-most trail usually ran at Big Bear Bronco Bash, Dishpan Springs covers a section of Forest Road 3N34 from 3N16 (north of Green Valley Lake) westward to where it crosses Deep Creek, east of Lake Arrowhead. There are several Medium rated obstacles along the way, but the trail gets its Difficult rating from one major section known as “The Waterfall”, Devil’s Slide, or several other names. It consists of a steep, deeply rutted rock face. This one obstacle has caused more roll-overs and “flops” for So Cal Broncos members than any other place in the Big Bear area. Use caution, patience and a good spotter.
Trail Rating: DIFFICULT
Difficult trails are best tackled in a lifted 4X4 with at least 35″ tires and two lockers, at least one of which is a “hard” locker. Sturdy bumpers and body armor are recommended to prevent sheet metal damage, especially in the rocker panel area. Airing down will be necessary. Recovery operations should be expected, so it is recommended to have at least one winch in the group as well as recovery straps and suitable attachment points on all vehicles. Fuel, brakes, steering and cooling systems should all be in top shape. Travel in groups and be prepared for emergencies. Carry extra food, water, warm clothes and lighting, and be prepared for a long day on the trail, possibly stretching into night.