John Bull Trail

Total Miles
6.7

Elevation

2,489.09 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

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John Bull Trail
John Bull Trail
John Bull Trail

Difficulty

Difficult: Trail officially begins at Waypoint 03, not far from the Gate Keeper. A good spotter here will speed up the process. Winch points are hard to find. Many more boulders follow.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Michael Shubin
May 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Brad Roekle
Mar 09, 2024
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Obstructed
Deep Snow
We tried to go up there but the snow was soooooo deep we couldn't get very far. So we headed over to Little John Bull and then on to Gold Mountain.
Luna Iannicelli
Feb 01, 2024
4x4
Open
Snow/Ice
Lots of snow!
Steven Le
Oct 15, 2023
2022 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Normal

Access Description

From Highway 18 east of Big Bear Lake, follow signs to Big Bear Landfill, heading northwest from mile post 58. Turn left before the substation and follow Holcomb Valley Road, F.S. 3N16, uphill 2.2 miles to F.S. 3N02 on the right.

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