Middle Control Road - Big Bear

4.2/5 (16 reviews)
Redlands, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

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.

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Trail Reviews

4.2/5 (16 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

I have been going up and down this road for the last ten years, usually on two wheels or in my uncles truck. They live in Angelus Oaks. Now I have a Jeep and this road was as smooth as I have ever seen it. A group of 6 or 7 Jeep’s came with and we all congregated with our feet in the cool waters of the Santa Ana River. Beautiful escape from the heat below.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95600
Status: Open
Visited: 05/09/2022

The trail should be open now.
Josh Noesser
Official Crew
95600
Status: Temporary Closure
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

multiple reports of the trail being temp closed.
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/03/2022

Still closed.
Trail Review: Middle Control Road - Big Bear - David Renton
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 04/03/2022

Closed

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