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2N31Y Crab Flats Overlook - Running Springs, California
Technical Rating: 3-4
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.7 Miles
Duration: 10 minutes
Status: Open

2N31Y Crab Flats Overlook

Running Springs, California

2N31Y is a short, non-technical, scenic loop. Typically roads like 3N16 Holcomb Valley and 3N34 East are used to get from Point A to Point B. Located off of 3N34 East, this little loop is a great detour if you are in the area.

2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail - Hesperia, California
Technical Rating: 1-6
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Length: 11.9 Miles
Duration: about 3 hours
Status: Open

2N33 - Pilot Rock Truck Trail

Hesperia, California

The Pilot Rock Truck Trail starts at the east side of Silverwood Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains in the San Bernardino National Forest. Possibly the most scenic trail in San Bernardino county, Pilot Rock Truck Trail runs between Silver-wood Lake and the small mountain community of Lake Arrowhead. This long mountain trail serves up one amazing view after another starting with Waypoint 6 which overlooks Silverwood Lake from a steep ledge. From Pilot Rock ( the actual rock ) at Waypoint 18, you will look out to see a panoramic view of the distant desert fading into the forest covered mountains.

2N36

California

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2N40 - Cloudland Truck Trail - Crestline, California
Technical Rating: 1-2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 7.7 Miles
Duration: about 1 hour
Status: Open

2N40 - Cloudland Truck Trail

Crestline, California

2N40 Cloudland Truck Trail is on the south-facing slopes below the community of Crestline in the San Bernardino National Forest. It is an ideal trail for the new 4x4 off-road wheeler due to no obstacles and moderate length. The views of the Inland Empire are fantastic where you can see from the Banning Pass and Mount San Jacinto to the east and Orange and Los Angeles counties to the west including the Pacific Ocean. The real highlight of the trail is on Marshall Peak where the paragliders and hang gliders launch. When conditions are good they can fly for hours on the thermals and eventually land 3,000 feet below near the California State University at San Bernardino.

2N49 - Sugarpine Mountain - Muscoy, California
Technical Rating: 1-4
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 12.58 Miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Status: Open

2N49 - Sugarpine Mountain

Muscoy, California

Winding through San Bernardino National Forest, this four-wheel drive trail is an easy beginner choice with fantastic scenery, some amazing views as well as escaping the bustle just a few miles away. This jeep trail gets you right up to Silverwood Lake for a relaxing day of outdoor fun.

2N51Y - Coyote

California

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2N61Y - Heartbreak Ridge  - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 3-5
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Length: 8.9 Miles
Duration: about 3 hours
Status: Open

2N61Y - Heartbreak Ridge

Big Bear City, California

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Hidden on the east side of Big Bear in Southern California is a thrilling trail that has been almost forgotten by the off-road community. 2N61Y, also known as Heartbreak Ridge, is one of the less commonly traveled 4x4 intermediate to difficult trails in San Bernardino Forest. Even though this classic offroad trail is on the list of hardest trails in the mountain range, it has been almost completely forgotten since it is far from the more popular trails on the west side near Holcomb Valley. Because of its location on the east side of the mountain range, this trail doesn't see much traffic, meaning it is a great place to get away from the crowds and do a little exploring. But just because there is not much traffic on this trail doesn't mean it is an easy Jeep Trail. With several rock gardens, several spots with high rollover risks, and a narrow difficult canyon, this trail will provide most drivers an enjoyable day of off-roading with some amazing and stunning views and the excitement of the historical mining that once was popular all over the mountain range. Also, the trail offers a lot of dispersed camping along it which is unique to this trail, making it a great overland route when looking for an overland adventure in the Big Bear area. Thus, the next time you are looking for a new and exciting trip, think no further then 2N61Y - Heartbreak Ridge.

2N64Y - Juniper Springs

Big Bear Lake, California

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2N70Y - Sidewinder Canyon - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 5-6
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 1.5 Miles
Duration: 30 minutes
Status: Open

2N70Y - Sidewinder Canyon

Big Bear City, California

Sidewinder Canyon or USFS trail 2N70Y is an off shoot of Burns Canyon Rd USFS trail 2N02, this trail is a quick mile and a half loop that is exciting but still challenging enough to keep you on your toes.

2N71 - Big Bear Lake, California
Technical Rating: 1-3
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.48 Miles
Duration: 33 minutes
Status: Open

2N71

Big Bear Lake, California

An easy drive in the Big Bear Lake area, 2N71 offers you one of the best off-pavement tours of the lake without having to hike. In addition, you get a perfect view of the city on the south shore of the Lake. Head up this trail for one of the best 4th of July firework displays in the area. The area was once populated by only Native Americans and the grizzly bears, from which the area received its name. Not to worry, grizzly bears have not been found in the region since 1908. Black bears were introduced in the region in 1933. Big Bear Valley grew rapidly during the Southern California Gold Rush from 1861 to 1912. This trail is perfect for an introduction into this beautiful area of Holcomb Valley and Big Bear Lake.

2N75 - Ash Meadows

Lake Arrowhead, California

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2N76Y - Old Timer Canyon

Big Bear City, California

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2N87Y - Erwin Ranch Road - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 1-3
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.0 Miles
Duration: 35 minutes
Status: Open

2N87Y - Erwin Ranch Road

Big Bear City, California

It's not possible to highlight only one part of this beautiful 3 mile offroad trail. It is in the San Bernardino National Forest, east of Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake. In 1859, Billy Holcomb came to nearby, now called, Holcomb Valley. He discovered Gold in 1860. The trail itself is beautiful with scenic views of the Mojave Desert to the north, Bear Valley and Mt San Gorgonio to the west and south. This is a perfect trail for the new 4-wheeler with some narrow and tight turns, including a section where 4wd is indicated, and depending on conditions, maybe a locker. (view the video at 2:53)

2N90A - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 3
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.27 Miles
Duration: 15 minutes
Status: Open

2N90A

Big Bear City, California

The trail offers Beautiful views into the valley below which Burns Canyon Rd runs though. You can also see the red tailings from the rose mine in the valley below fro you view off of 2N90A. If you are brave and carry a few hundred feet of rope in your jeep you can be crazy and explore the mine at the end of the trail.

2N90B - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 3-4
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.64 Miles
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open

2N90B

Big Bear City, California

The 2N90B trail is an off shoot of Tip Top Mountain Trail system. There is a few other trails like this one along the Tip Top Trail route, they all lead to mines on the mountain. The off shoots of Tip Top Mountain are not safe for wider rigs so use caution as you attempt them. Get out and explore all of these trail systems!

2N90C - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 2-3
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.95 Miles
Duration: 20 minutes
Status: Open

2N90C

Big Bear City, California

2N90C runs along a ridge side that is covered with old growth trees that offer shade as you run along the trail. The end of the trail offers a stunning red boulder mountain that has to be the real highlight of the trail. Explore the rocks and check out the views and enjoy how peaceful and quite this spot is. The trail is a quick little jaunt off the main trail of Tip Top Mountain but it is definitely worth the time you spend running the trail to enjoy the views.

2N90 - Tip Top Mountain  - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 3-5
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Length: 1.67 Miles
Duration: about 1 hour
Status: Open

2N90 - Tip Top Mountain

Big Bear City, California

Tip Top Mountain was home to a silver, lead, and gold mine back in the late 1800's up through the early 1900's. The name of the mine changed a few times over the years as the mine switched hands, with the earliest name being Tip Top Silver Mine. Today you can still find the mines throughout the area, but many are unsafe to explore and the Forest Service have blocked many of the mine entrances off. The top of Tip Top Mountain has a 360 degree picturesque view, with diverse scenery ranging from the sun-drenched desert landscape to the lush, and at times snow-capped mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. Tip Top Mountain is just one of the many trails you can venture upon on what locals call, "the back way to Big Bear" and it truly is a gem. So, indulge yourself in the beautiful scenery, weather and trail systems this area provides.

2N93F  - Wildhorse - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 1-2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.7 Miles
Duration: 10 minutes
Status: Seasonal Closure

2N93F - Wildhorse

Big Bear City, California

2N93F - Wildhorse Spur is in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, southeast of Big Bear Lake. There is dispersed camping throughout this trail, with 2 yellow post sites at the end. This is a spur off of 2N93 - Wildhorse Meadow, which has, on another spur, just 1.8 miles to the south, a designated shooting site at 2N93G Lightning Gulch. It's obvious where Wildhorse Meadow gets its name when you drive between waypoints 7 and 10, (of that trail). The meadow is lush and green and bordered by pine, oak, cedar, and elm. Bring your family, picnic lunch, and camera for a day of 4wd off-road fun. Better yet? Camp under the stars and enjoy the wildlife and forest.

2N93G Lightning Gulch - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 1-2
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.7 Miles
Duration: 10 minutes
Status: Seasonal Closure

2N93G Lightning Gulch

Big Bear City, California

2N93G Lightning Gulch is in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, southeast of Big Bear Lake. There is dispersed camping throughout this trail, with a fantastic spot at trails end. This trail is a designated Recreational Shooting Site. The trail shows very little travel, you will have the site to yourself. Bring your family, picnic lunch, and camera for a day of 4wd off-road fun, or bring your camping gear for some beautiful solitude in the forest.

2N93 Wildhorse Meadow - Big Bear City, California
Technical Rating: 1-3
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 11.7 Miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Status: Seasonal Closure

2N93 Wildhorse Meadow

Big Bear City, California

2N93 Wildhorse Meadow is in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, southeast of Big Bear Lake. There is dispersed camping throughout this trail, with 2 yellow post sites on 2N93F Wildhorse. Also on this trail is a designated shooting site at 2N93G Lightning Gulch. It's obvious where Wildhorse Meadow gets its name when you drive between waypoints 7 and 10. The meadow is lush and green and bordered by pine, oak, cedar, and elm. Bring your family, picnic lunch, and camera for a day of 4wd off-road fun.

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