Heart Bar Peak 1N38

Total Miles
5.7

Elevation

2,654.41 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Heart Bar Peak, or 1N38, is a fun out and back trail off Highway 38 in the San Bernardino Mountains. This trail makes for a great addition to a Big Bear trip or for those camping in the area. The first 3/4 of the trail is relatively mild, with great views of the surrounding wilderness. The final 1/4 of the trail up to the peak is where the trail earns its black diamond rating from the Forest Service. This section features very steep and extremely loose rocky climbs to the top. While there is no single large obstacle, the loose terrain mandates lower tire pressures and may have you engaging your lockers or wishing that you had them. Make sure to take some time to enjoy the top of this trail, as it is one of the better viewpoints and lunch spots in the area.

Photos of Heart Bar Peak 1N38

Heart Bar Peak 1N38
Heart Bar Peak 1N38

Difficulty

While there are no specific stopper obstacles for most 4x4 vehicles on this trail, it gets very steep with extremely loose rocks. Airing down is a must and lockers may be desired for additional traction.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Eric Nutter
Jul 13, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
Downed Tree
Trail needs some work, it is a fun challenge at the bottom because of the rain damage. Downed tree at the 1 mile mark that can be easily removed with some light chainsaw work or even a hand-saw.
Justin Hoffman
Apr 24, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Washout
Downed Tree
Steven Calderon
Jul 13, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Washout

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