3N32 - Union Flat

Big Bear Lake, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 10/24/2020
5 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.4 miles
Highest Elevation: 7800 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Big Bear Lake
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear City
Official Road Name: 3N32
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Mountaintop Ranger District


Highlight: 3N32 - Union Flat
An easy to mild trail, 3N32 offers the quickest route to the legendary John Bulls GateKeeper. Along the route, you will find lots of small rocky areas and an articulation spot that is great for a new driver. While traveling to John Bull, you will pass by some great climbers areas including Coyote Crag and the turnoff to The Squeeze. Due to the remote nature of this trail, there is some great places to dispersed camp when looking to get away from the crowds.


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1. South Trail Head (0 mi)
Where 3N32 and 3N16 Meet. Turn North to take 3N32 toward John Bull. Please visit the trail write up for 3N16 for more information to get to this location: http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1049-3n16

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fawnskin, CA

From Fawnskin, take 3N07 Van Duesen Creek to 3N16 – Holcomb Valley Road and turn right. The trail will be on the left in roughly a mile.



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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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