2N01 - Broom Flat
Big Bear Lake, California (SanBernardino) Technical Rating: 1-2
Last Updated: 01-20-2018
2N02 - Burns Canyon, 2N61Y - Heartbreak Ridge , 2N04 - Balky Horse Canyon, 2N64Y - Juniper Springs
Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake
Rattlesnake Canyon - RC3331, 2N90 - Tip Top Mountain , 3N03 - Smarts Ranch , 2N70Y - Sidewinder Canyon, Motino Wash (aka Mottino Wash)
San Bernardino National Forest
2N01 - Broom Flat Highlights
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.
Technical rating: (1-2) Easy
Dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Some ruts. Slight grades, up to 10 degrees. 2WD under most conditions. Rain or snow may make 4WD necessary. Usually one and a half to two vehicles wide.
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Directions to Trailhead
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.
2N01 is an easy dirt road off CA-38. This off-road trail consists of dirt, small avoidable rocks, and is mostly flat, with a few mild climbs and descents.
1: Trailhead 2N01 (0.0mi)
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.
5: 2N64Y Intersection (Juniper Springs Camp) (2.4mi)
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. A right here will take you on 2N64Y to the Juniper Springs group campground.
6: Watch for Fallen Rocks in the Road (3.7mi)
Keep an eye out for rocks that may have fallen into the road.
7: Turnout (3.8mi)
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. There is a large turnout here with plenty of space to park and take a break if needed.
8: View (4.2mi)
This outward curve around the mountain offers one of the best views across the trail. Stop and take some pictures or continue straight.
9: 2N89Y / 2N61Y to Heartbreak Ridge (5.8mi)
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. A right here will take you on 2N89Y which leads directly into 2N61Y - Heartbreak Ridge.
10: 2N02 - Burns Canyon Intersection (6.1mi)
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. The intersecting trail here is 2N02 Burns Canyon.
Camping and Lodging
Head east at at Waypoint 5 for about 1 mile and you will reach the Juniper Springs Group Campground ; a large group site for tent or RV camping. This site can accommodate up to forty people and eight vehicles. Juniper Springs includes picnic tables, a fire ring and vault toilets.
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Offroaded on 01-20-2018
Low Temperature: 19° F
High Temperature: 39° F
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.