Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 03/15/2022
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Typically Open: 03/15 - 12/01
Length: 1.07 miles
Highest Elevation: 7000 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: East
Nearest Town: Big Bear City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear City
Official Road Name: 3N05
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Mountain Top District


Highlight: 3N05
Take a drive through the history of Holcomb Valley. 3N05 is a easy route that has several stops in history along it. Be ready and more importantly have a camera ready when you arrive at the the remains of the famous Two Gun Bill Saloon or the scary Hanging Tree.

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1. West End of Trail (0 mi)
Turn North to enter 3N05 from 3N16.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fawnskin, CA

Take 2N09 to 3N16 and go Right. Take 3N16 – Holcomb Valley Road roughly 3/4 of a mile to 3N05 (on the left).



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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.
For individual use only, not to be shared.