2N93G Lightning Gulch

full-limited Icon
5/5 (3 reviews)
Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 08/02/2018
Trail Types
Scout Route
Full Trail Guide

Preview Trail Icon
Preview Trails
easy
moderate
difficult
severe
extreme

Limited Trail Icon
Upgrade to Unlock
Limited Access/All-Access
Scout Route
Start a 7-day Free Trial

Trail Information

Highlights

2N93G Lightning Gulch is in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, southeast of Big Bear Lake. There is dispersed camping throughout this trail, with a fantastic spot at trails end. This trail is a designated Recreational Shooting Site. The trail shows very little travel, you will have the site to yourself. Bring your family, picnic lunch, and camera for a day of 4wd off-road fun, or bring your camping gear for some beautiful solitude in the forest.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Check out our 2N61Y - Heartbreak Ridge (5.61 mi away) trail guide for an All-Access Preview!

Trail Reviews

5/5 (3)
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
19750
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/02/2018

My friend Robert was my trail backup when I lived in California. I’m now mapping trails in Idaho. Robert is doing an excellent job of running the trails and providing much-needed Trail Reviews, check out his review from 8/2/18
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
43500
Open
Visited: 08/02/2018

Lightning Gulch is a short up and back spur off of the Wild Horse Meadows trail. Whats interesting about this trail is at the end is public shooting area. On a earlier visit some areas were carpeted with spent red shotgun husks and we were prepared this time to clean up what we could. On this visit to our pleasant surprise the shooting area had been cleaned up with only the odd spend round visible. We did this in a stock Jeep Wrangler. There is slight elevation decline in this short spur of about 500 ft. but still easy to get back up again in 2 wheel drive.
User Avatar
Official Crew
inline-aa Icon
19750
Open
Visited: 07/30/2018

We came up on this ridge to check on Wildhorse Meadows and couldn't pass up this short spur. For being a designated shooting site it sure doesn't get much traffic, trails end is a beautiful dispersed camping spot.
Trail Review: 2N93G Lightning Gulch - Dennis Clark

From the Community

Start a free trial and get this level of detail on every trail guide
Start Free Trial