Bee Canyon to Pine Cove Road is an easy 15.5 mile point-to-point trail located near Hemet, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 

This easy trail takes a high-clearance vehicle from California 74 near Hemet along a spectacular shelf road to Pine Cove, passing through a variety of vegetation zones. The trail commences by running in a wash line through the dry Bee Canyon. The powder- fine sand is soft, but in dry weather is normally passable without 4WD. In wet weather this trail is likely to be gated closed by the forest service. Climbing steadily out of Bee Canyon, the trail travels along a shelf road through low shrubby vegetation. There are excellent views back over the South Fork of the San Jacinto River Valley and the citrus groves to Hemet. The trail is roughly graded along its length and climbs steadily toward Indian Mountain. The Indian Mountain Trail, a moderate to difficult 4WD trail, leaves to the north. Continue climbing along the main trail, entering the pine, oak, and cypress forest near Pine Cove. Special Attractions: Easy trail through a variety of vegetation zones determined by elevation; Pleasant backcountry camping near Pine Cove. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

Best Time: Spring or Fall. Guide Book: BackCountry Adventures Southern California, 2002 edition, SC19

Rig & Run Details

The Run Liability Release Waiver must be printed, signed, and handed to the Trail Boss at the start of the Run. Click Here to Download

Ensure that your driving abilities and Rig meets the below requirements and recommendations.


  • CB Radio on Channel 4
  • HAM Radio on Frequency 146550


  • 4HI Minimum Transfer Case
  • Tow Hooks (D-Shackle)
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Tow Straps
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes

Difficulty: 2

1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained and possible erosion; 33" tires, Anti-sway bar disconnects, Rear hard locker, Off-road driving experience, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case strongly recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Map & Driving Directions

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Rendevous at: Trailhead/Campsite

Meet at 9AM at the Jack in the Box on highway 74 just east of I-215 (locally known as 27256 CA-74, Sun City, CA 92585-9500), on left next to Arco at Trumble Road.

It is 21 miles east on highway 74 to the trailhead. 

This is a day trip - we'll have lunch at the summit, then come back down the same trail (listed as Idylwild Run ).





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Participants (5 of 10 spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
thumbnailMy Wave
FORD Explorer
05/05/18Rendevous00Trail Boss
thumbnailBuck wild
JK Willys Edition
Randy meith
03 4runner
06/14/18Rendevous20Sounds like fun
Mike gugert
Toyota 4 runner TRD offroad
07/03/18See Comments12I live in Lake forest and would like to travel over to the meeting stop 949 202-6253
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