2N01 - Broom Flat is a scenic, winding, forest road leading from CA-38 in Big Bear, CA, to the area at the base of Tip Top Mountain.
2N01 serves as a great access road to this south eastern section of the Big Bear Mountains.
This is a great trail for a beginner looking to explore this open area, or a great connector for more advanced wheelers looking for a quick route to Heartbreak Ridge or Tip Top Mountain. 2N01 - Broom Flats can be run as an out & back, or a connector to the many other off-road trails in this area.
The 2N01 trailhead is directly off CA-38, on the northeast side. There are two small signs visible from CA-38, but they are not easy to see. The pavement continues down the first tenth of a mile on the trail before it turns to rough dirt.
From San Bernardino, take I-10 east for about 5 miles.
Take exit 77C for Tennessee Street.
Turn left onto Tennessee Street.
Turn right onto west Lugonia Avenue.
Continue onto Mentone Boulevard.
Continue onto CA-38 east / Mill Creek Road for about 35 miles.
Watch for 2N01on the northeast side of the road and turn right onto 2N01.
Did this in my mini AWD with AT tires on a 1inch leveling kit. Fairly easy trail with beautiful scenic views. Some sections are really rocky and with the snow it can get really muddy with a few mud puddles along the way. Juniper Springs Campground is another cool spot to check out while on this trail.
We took Broom Flat on our way to Burns Canyon. It was an easy trail. Near the intersection of Burn Canyon my Garmin GPS showed roads that were not longer open. These roads have been closed for a long time from their state of decay and blocked with large boulders. So the GPS was asking me to take roads no longer available. We kept pushing on and after a wrong turn to a dead end. When we turned around we got to the intersection for Burn Canyon.
An unplanned off-road adventure turned into a 'snow-to-desert' run from Big Bear to Johnson Valley.
We started in Big Bear, on 2N01- Broom Flat where the snow was falling and visibility was poor. As we approached 2N02 - Burns Canyon the clouds cleared and the snow thinned. On to Motino Wash for some rock crawling where the snow faded and from there, we took Rattlesnake Canyon out to Johnson Valley and Jack Hammer.
This was a great off-road trip with a variety of trails and a variety of weather in a single southern California winter day.
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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