3N07A - The Squeeze

Big Bear Lake, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 12/29/2020
4.9 / 5 ( 15 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.36 miles
Highest Elevation: 7600 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Big Bear Lake
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear Lake
Official Road Name: 3N07A
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Mountaintop Ranger District


Highlight: 3N07A - The Squeeze
A short but exciting off-road trail, 3N07A is a great little trail that offers a unique obstacle at the Coyote Crag rock formation in Holcomb Valley near Big Bear Lake, California. If you have a good spotter, or your vehicle is rather narrow, you will likely squeeze between the boulders from which this trail got it name with no problems, but if you get off the line just barely, well you might lose a mirror or worse, add some character the body of your vehicle. Needless to say, when passing through Holcomb Valley or if you are out exploring 3N16 – Holcomb Valley Road, make sure you swing through and enjoy the natural beauty of this amazing, moderate difficulty trail.


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1. East Trailhead of 3N07A (0 mi)
3N07A trailhead splits off to the southwest from 3N32 - Union Flat. The trailhead is hard to see and looks almost like a narrow path to a dispersed campsite.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Big Bear Discovery Center

From Holcomb Valley in Big Bear, CA. Take 3N32 - Union Flat from 3N16 – Holcomb Valley Road North roughly 1.1 Miles. The trail will be on the left side, the southerly trailhead.



Trail Reviews (18)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: What is considered "high clearance". I was digging around the site to see if you have definitions on this but couldn't find anything. My apologies if I missed it. I'm planning on running this trail. My Jeep has about 10.2inches of ground clearance and 4 low. Does this qualify?
–Jon Arriaza (07/29/2020)
–John (01/04/2021)
–Josh Noesser (07/29/2020)
Q: How is the road north of Coyote Crag? Is it easier than south of the crag (avoiding the Squeeze)?
–Pam W (06/27/2018)
–Pam W (06/28/2018)
–Josh Noesser (06/27/2018)

Writer Information

Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.
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