John Bull Gate Keeper

5/5 (4 reviews)
Big Bear City, California (SanBernardino County)
Last Updated: 05/05/2023

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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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5/5 (4)
Official Crew
Visited: 05/05/2023

Trails are officially open
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 03/18/2023

The forest service has deemed the San Bernardino Forest unsafe for public off-roaders to use until June 30th. For more information on this: If you disagree with the complete forest closure, please call (909) 382-2682 and ask to speak to the head ranger. You can also contact the head office in Washington,DC, and voice your concern there. (202) 912-7055 Another person you could contact your senator and express your feeling - (949) 598-5850 (Alex Padilla) or (202) 224-3121 (DC switch board) If you are unhappy with this at all, please make sure you sign up for the local off-road collations (Cal4wheel, and Corva). Feel free to reach out to them and ask what you can do. Cal4Wheel - (916) 381-8300 CORVA - 916-710-1950
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/22/2018

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
Official Crew
Visited: 05/01/2016

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