Middle Control Road - Big Bear

Redlands, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 05/09/2022
4.2 / 5 ( 10 reviews )
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Highlight: Middle Control Road - Big Bear
Middle Control Road might not sounds like the worlds most interesting trail, but don't let this name fool you. The trail zig zags down the mountain providing some amazing views across the valley floor. Along the route there are plenty of options to get out of the 4x4 and hike the area. Also along the route is a beautiful waterfall which could easily be a place to stop when looking for inspiration... Whether you love off-road or you're looking for one of the most scenic drives in the area, I would recommend Middle Control Road as one of your next stops.


Route Information

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1. Middle Control Road - Northern Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail starts right after a bridge. Its a dirt road but being aired down can help.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Redlands, CA

From Angelus Oaks Fire Station, go east on Highway 38 for 0.4 miles and the trailhead is on the left.



Trail Reviews (15)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: I'll be traveling up the mountain to Big Bear next week, can this trail be traveled from Point5 to Point 1 or is it a one way trail?
–Jordan Lee (09/07/2018)
–Josh Noesser (09/07/2018)

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.