|Typically Open:||Year Round|
|Highest Elevation:||8117 feet|
|Duration:||About 30 minutes|
|Shape of Trail:||Out & Back|
|Best Direction to Travel:||N/A|
|Nearest Town:||Big Bear Lake|
|Nearest Town w/ Services:||Big Bear Lake|
|Official Road Name:||2N01|
|Management Agency:||San Bernardino National Forest|
|District:||Mountaintop Ranger District|
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.
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.Read more about our rating system
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.
The pavement ends here. Continue straight on 2N01.
Take a minute here to look to the north at the flats; Broom Flats.
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. A left here will take you on 2N04.
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. A right here will take you on 2N64Y to the Juniper Springs group campground.
Keep an eye out for rocks that may have fallen into the road.
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. There is a large turnout here with plenty of space to park and take a break if needed.
This outward curve around the mountain offers one of the best views across the trail. Stop and take some pictures or continue straight.
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. A right here will take you on 2N89Y which leads directly into 2N61Y - Heartbreak Ridge.
Continue straight to stay on 2N01. The intersecting trail here is 2N02 Burns Canyon.
The trail ends at a small loop to turn around, where you will see this closed mine shaft.
Starting Point: San Bernardino, California