2N93G Lightning Gulch

Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 08/02/2018
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: 05/01 - 12/01
Length: 0.72 miles
Highest Elevation: 8503 feet
Duration: About 10 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Big Bear City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear City
Official Road Name: 2N93G Lightning Gulch
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Mountaintop Ranger District


Highlight: 2N93G Lightning Gulch
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.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead for 2N93G - Lightning Gulch is at Waypoint 6 of 2N93 - Wildhorse Meadow.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Redlands or Big Bear City

From Redlands and the 210 Freeway, go east on Lugonia Avenue 35.5 miles, Lugonia Avenue becomes Highway 38, to the south trailhead for 2N93 - Wildhorse Meadow on your left. The trailhead for 2N93G - Lightning Gulch is in 4.0 miles, Waypoint 6, on your left. From Big Bear City and Big Bear Boulevard, go south on Greenspot Boulevard, Highway 38, 12.5 miles to the south trailhead for 2N93 - Wildhorse Meadow on your right. The trailhead for 2N93G - Lightning Gulch is in 4.0 miles, Waypoint 6, on your left.



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Writer Information

Dennis Clark

Mapping Crew - California and Idaho

Dennis Clark was born in Los Angeles in 1942 and after 76 years of living in So Cal he moved to Emmett, Idaho with his wife Patricia, has four adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He has loved the outdoors since his Cub Scout and Boy Scout days while camping with the family. He's an archer, hunter and fisherman but no longer wishes to harm animals. He has been involved with photography since the 1960's. He became more of a serious hiker in 2010 when he started Geocaching and has hiked the three tallest peaks in So Cal, Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Gorgonio and Mt Baldy, along with most of the lesser peaks in search of caches. Geocaching started his love for the USFS Trail system as he used the trails frequently to get to certain trailheads. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger 2wd and its amazing where that little pickup took him. In 5 years of weekly geocaching he was only stuck once in some Palm Springs sand. His 2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited was purchased in 2015. He has become quite lazy in the hiking department as he can now drive to most locations. He's looking forward to posting some trails and don't hesitate to ask him for any help you might need.
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