2N27Y - Rouse Meadow / Skyline OHV

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4.8/5 (12 reviews)
Lake Arrowhead, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/09/2023
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Hill climbs, curvy off-camber stretches, moderate rocky patches and high mountain views make up 2N27Y - Rouse Meadow / Skyline OHV. This steep, narrow, twisty 4x4 trail is part of the network of off-road trails in the San Bernardino Mountains, just north of the mountain lake community of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino National Forest. This makes for a great add-on to a Willow Creek Jeep Trail run and offers a little more challenge than most trails in the immediate area.

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4.8/5 (12)
Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/01/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

Did this from east to west after dark. Very nice trail with beautiful scenery and views. However, definitely not “easy” with some steep deeply rutted rutted v-notch features, off camber, etc. I would rate the trail a 3.5 or maybe 4 right now, with John Bull and Gold Mtn being 5-6 on my scale. The forest service has it marked as a black diamond Jeep trail at the east entrance. I wouldn’t go that far, but calling this an easy trail on this website is not correct.
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84250
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Visited: 05/05/2023

There is a new forest order overwriting the previous closures. Most trails, including this one, are open again. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1105593.pdf
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/18/2023

Unnecessary temporary closure of pretty much all of San Bernardino National forest. 🙄 Forest Order No. 05-12-00-23-03
Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 04/15/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Harder

We found the gate just beyond Splinter's Cabin trailhead closed when traveling Willow Creek west to east, so turned back and followed this route plus Rouse Ranch to exit. Compared to the main Cleghorn route as a "2", this route was much harder and it is signed as a black diamond entering from the east end. The whole thing is definitely more of a trail than a road, though most of it is not particularly difficult (despite initial appearance to less experienced drivers). Traveling east to west makes the rocky section an uphill climb that presented a small challenge to a 3rd gen 4Runner without lockers, but made it first try. A steep descent near the end of east-to-west travel was a bit more nail-biting, but no issue when navigated well. Overall, this route felt appreciably harder than Willow Creek despite not actually presenting any substantial problems.
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Visited: 09/23/2021

The San Bernardino National Forest has reopened.

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