2N30 - Cloudland Cut Off

4.6/5 (7 reviews)
Crestline, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 03/31/2018
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Trail Information

Highlights

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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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (7 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this, and a few of the off shoots, when we did the main trail/road. Saw the KFROG transmitter towers.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 01/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This trail was open and I did see paragliders. Very good time and you should check it out if you want a quaint trail to see.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/09/2021

Hit this trail today. First time ever doing one, will dis gain once I get some more work done on my (POS). Went from west to east and back down. Wife was scared with every bump lol. Kids had a blast. Very narrow on the upper curves but huge turn out and camping spot toward the mid way point.
Trail Review: 2N30 - Cloudland Cut Off - Christian Munoz
Trail Review: 2N30 - Cloudland Cut Off - Christian Munoz
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/11/2020

Actually did this trail by accident today, typed cloudland truck trail on my phone and Siri took me to the south starting point of this cutoff (2n30) instead of the actual start of the main truck trail (2n40). It is a pretty easy trail, lots of loose rocks and rutted, but nothing a good set of tires cant handle. Only one section had a fairly deep rut that you had to be wary of placement and use 4wd (i don't want to say you cant do it in 2wd, but this spot would concern me). The views of San Bernardino forest and the city below were very nice. Pin-striping is pretty much inevitable at a couple points on the trail. We went before 9 AM to beat much of the heat and also only saw 2 other trucks on the trail (and a couple walking it?). Hoping to do it again soon and maybe even see some of the paragliding others have caught a glimpse of in the area. Already planning another trip back again to do the entirety of the 2n40 trail or try and doing it north to south!
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/25/2020

Fun trail on the way down from Arrowhead/Crestline on the 18. No obstacles, maybe some pinstriping opportunities here and there, though in dry conditions, can be tackled with an open-differential 2wd with ease. 4wd TTB Bronco ii, never switched out of 2wd and did not need to air down, even with semi-wet conditions. Great views of Loma Linda and San Bernardino and Redlands and a great chance to hang out and watch paragliders take off and land.

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