2N30 - Cloudland Cut Off

Crestline, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 03/31/2018
4.8 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: 2N30 - Cloudland Cut Off
2N30 Cloudland Cut Off 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 its shorter 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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1. East Trailhead (0 mi)
Watch for the telephone call boxes on either side of the highway at this trailhead. The highway is divided so you must continue further until you find an opening.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: San Bernardino

From the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino go north on Waterman Avenue (it becomes Highway 18) 4.9 miles to the trailhead on your left, there are two phone call boxes on either side of the highway at the trailhead. The highway is divided but has a narrow opening right at the trailhead. It is suggested that you first stop at the wide turnout on your right to determine if the gate is open before committing to that left turn. If you find the gate locked, continue northbound on Highway 18, 8.7 miles to the north trailhead for 2N40 Cloudland Truck Trail on your left, there is a huge turnout area there. Travel 1.3 miles on 2N40 Cloudland Truck Trail to the west trailhead for 2N30 Cloudland Cut Off on your left.



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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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