John Bull Gate Keeper

Big Bear City, California (SanBernardino County)

Last Updated: 06/22/2016
5 /5 ( 1 review )
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Status: Open
Length: 0.1 miles
Highest Elevation: 7200 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: West
Nearest Town: Big Bear City
Nearest Town w/ Services: Big Bear City
Official Road Name: 3N10
Management Agency: San Bernardino Forest Service
District: Mountain Top District
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Highlight: John Bull Gate Keeper

A popular gathering spot, John Bull Gate Keeper can provide hours of entertainment. This single rock garden isn't hard to get to, but it is hard to traverse. Around the area is plenty of space for people to gather and watch the victims try and make it through, thus making this a popular spot on the mountain range.



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1. Trailhead

Trailhead to John Bull Gate Keeper

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 34.318540, -116.876984

Starting Point: Big Bear Lake, CA

Take 3N16 to 3N32. Take 3N32 all the way to the end.




Trail Reviews (2)

Status: Open
Offroaded on:
I played around in the rock garden on thanksgiving night which was on my bucket list but I still need to hit the entire trail which I felt like my rig wasn’t ready for yet and I was fully loaded with my camping gear but I had a lot of fun regardless. Will return once a few more mods have been acquired

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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Josh Noesser

Mapping Crew - California

Joshua Noesser grew up in Southern California but has lived in different parts of the country during his young adult life. Josh was first turned to four wheeling when he road with one of his friends dad up Surprise Canyon in the Panamint Valley at age14. After nearly 3 different roll overs later and a half dozen intense waterfalls, Josh was hooked. At 16 he purchased his first Jeep a CJ 7 and by 17 was putting his first locker in it. Currently, Josh is the owner and CEO of Nybble, an IT Solutions Company based in Orange County, California. Nybble isn't your normal IT company where everyone stays in and plays video games. Nybble's average company trip is out on the trails since a good amount of his staff enjoy wheeling too. As Josh likes to say, he offers the only IT Company with the ability to provide services in extreme locations. "If you want a server at the top of The Hammers, we will take care of that for you." Today you can find Josh out on the trail behind the wheel in one of his three different off-road vehicles. See the vehicles below for more information. If you ever run into Josh, please say high, he is a very friendly person and is always happy to have a new person join the group.