3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull

4.9/5 (14 reviews)
Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 08/08/2022
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Part of the John Bull Trail network, Little John Bull or John Bull East, is eastern portion of this trail commonly bypassed by offroaders traveling John Bull West. Along this route, you will find it somewhat easier obstacles then its more difficult west side. But don't be confused, this trail will still challenge most drivers with is rock crawling, and is known for it carnage just like its west half.

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Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (14 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A nice moderate rock trail, just like I like them. My Eagle struggled a little bit on one rock on the hill climb, different line worked. The v notch was not that horrible with good spotting. The bypass seemed harder due to a few boulders that were in the way. Pretty scenery. Good times.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail from West to East with a group of 3; us in our 2011 JKU on 35’s with a 4” lift and 5.13 gears, another Jeep JKU Rubicon on 35’s with 3” lift, and a 2008 4runner on 32’s with a 3” lift. This trail was definitely lots of fun, but I would not advise this for a beginner unless you are with someone more experienced. With good spotting we all made it through with no body damage just some pinstripping from hugging the trees on certain lines. Definitely appears to be much harder going from west to east, the hill climb was pretty intimidating and very dug out but just take your time. Our JKU is a sport so no lockers and didn’t even disconnect on this and we made it through without getting stuck at all. As this is the first time I’ve ever ran this trail I am unaware of the normal condition but it appeared to be pretty dugout in most sections.
Trail Review: 3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull - Keenan Small
Trail Review: 3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull - Keenan Small
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/12/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great Intermediate trail. Took this trail from East to West with 23 Gladiators. V-Notch was a little more dug out than usual, however everyone in out Gladiator group made it through without getting stuck, even the non-Rubicons. Just make sure you have a good spotter, as you can't see your lines going down. Bypass, not much better, almost everyone did the V-Notch. Going up (west to east) would be significantly harder. Samples here of the trail. Video of V-Notch starts at minute 10. Video of V-Notch from outside also on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IgT1LTXhG4
Trail Review: 3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull - Paul Crawford
Trail Review: 3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull - Paul Crawford
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/10/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this today after Gold Mountain. Most of the trail was easy but the hill climb and the steep down hill were fun. I made the mistake of avoiding the vnotch and stayed right. Kept it upright but definitely a pucker moment coming off the rocks.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/13/2021

Short trail, but I liked it. Looking forward to doing it again and using it as a warm up to John Bull.
Trail Review: 3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull - Anthony J
Trail Review: 3N10 - John Bull East aka Little John Bull - Anthony J

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