Tip Top Mountain

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Located in the Mountain Top Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF), 2N90 is an up-and-back trail chiseled into the steep side of Tip Top Mountain. This trail climbs 2,300 feet over an extremely rough, rocky, and narrow shelf road that eventually reaches the 7,500-foot summit. Once on top, the views are magnificent.  This trail requires an expert driver with a suitable high clearance four-wheel drive vehicle and low range. Drivers will be required to manage very steep grades, narrow trails, sharp alignments, rough or loose tread surfaces, and substantial obstacles.  

Dispersed camping is permitted when following the SBNF Dispersed Camping Guidelines. However, the only suitable dispersed campsite is at the end of the road, on top of the mountain, where level land and inspiring views are available. Be sure to follow all Current Fire Restrictions and Related Prohibitions and obtain a California Campfire Permit before camping.