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2N40 - Cloudland Truck Trail

4.7/5 (14 reviews)
Crestline, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 03/24/2018

Trail Information


2N40 Cloudland Truck Trail is on the south-facing slopes below the community of Crestline in the San Bernardino National Forest. It is an ideal trail for the new 4x4 off-road wheeler due to no obstacles and moderate length. The views of the Inland Empire are fantastic where you can see from the Banning Pass and Mount San Jacinto to the east and Orange and Los Angeles counties to the west including the Pacific Ocean. The real highlight of the trail is on Marshall Peak where the paragliders and hang gliders launch. When conditions are good they can fly for hours on the thermals and eventually land 3,000 feet below near the California State University at San Bernardino.

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Trail Reviews

4.7/5 (14)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/08/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail was open, though a few spots were showing signs of washing out from the recent storm and it was a bit concerning. Very narrow in some spots, once you pass the launching area for the hang gliders the brush can be very heavy leading to serious pinstriping. All in all we really enjoyed this trail and the beautiful views it offered.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went up for sunset and to check out the city lights. Was well worth it and timed perfectly! The hang glider people are nucking futs.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A shelf road with great views the whole way pretty much. This would be a great night trail for the views. Plenty of places to pull of and admire the sprawl. Did a few of the off shoots, fun. Good times.
Visited: 05/12/2021

Very fun and easy trail in my 2021 Cherokee Trailhawk. 4wd with decent clearance or rwd pickup should make it no problems. Some offshoots will require 4 low if you feel like playing. I took one offshoot in 4 low with locked diff and hill descent and the car handled it no problem. The only concern was unavoidable pinstriping due to overgrown vegetation. I don't mind but if you want to keep your paint pristine this is not the trail for you. If you don't mind the vegetation, this is a fun trail for daily drivers or more built rigs.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/26/2020

Fun trail. Only did half of it. No obstacles. Met some paradliders. It’s nice to see that it was open.

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