2N22Y - May Van Canyon

Big Bear City, California (San Bernardino County)

Last Updated: 09/23/2021
5 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.18 miles
Highest Elevation: 7436 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Big Bear City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear City
Official Road Name: 2N22Y
Management Agency: San Bernardino National Forest
District: Mountaintop Ranger District


Highlight: 2N22Y - May Van Canyon
Southeast of Big Bear, California in the San Bernardino National Forest and directly off of CA38 is this lone trail leading up the hill and ending just short of May Spring. Known as May Van Canyon, 2N22Y travels through this lush green section of the forest adjacent to private property as it climbs the mild hills leading toward the spring. A spring-fed water trough just outside the private property fence line is visible from the end of the trail where the greenery around it shows recent water flow. May Van Canyon is a good trail for a beginner looking for a little bit of a challenge.


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1. Trailhead - Head South (0 mi)
Head south from CA38 to start on May Van Canyon.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Big Bear Lake, California

From Big Bear Boulevard and Pine Knot Avenue, head toward Knickerbocker Road, for 6.1 miles to Green Spot Boulevard/CA38. Turn right/south on Green Spot Boulevard. Follow Green Spot Boulevard for 3.5 miles to the 2N22Y Trailhead.



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G. Martin

Mapping Crew - California

G. Martin, gm4x4 on Youtube , is a California native, born and raised in northern California and now living and wheeling in southern California. He enjoys exploring new trails and setting up camp in the remote outdoors. You may come across him in the middle of the Mojave Desert, the mountains of Big Bear, in the central Sierras near Shaver Lake or any other dirty, rocky road in the southwest.
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