Round Valley - 2N61Y

Total Miles


2,131.75 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Forest Road 2N61Y runs through Round Valley to Old Timer Canyon, roughly parallel to the easier Burns Canyon Road (2N02), which makes for a nice medium-difficulty run in itself, or coupled with the run up to Heartbreak Ridge or a longer trip to Pioneertown. 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, which is unique to this trail, making it an excellent overland route when looking for an overland adventure in the Big Bear area.

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Round Valley - 2N61Y
Round Valley - 2N61Y
Round Valley - 2N61Y


Though the route has several rocky and technical sections, it gets its "Moderate" rating primarily due to one gnarly section near the southeast end, which has in recent years become optional. An easy, illegal bypass has been cut around it.

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Status Reports

Benjamin Martin
Mar 24, 2024
need a lift and lockers in a couple parts other than that it can be fun for a slightly modified jeep....

Access Description

The northwest trailhead is at the intersection of 2N01 (Broom Flats) and the southwest end is at the intersection with 2N02 (Burns Canyon Road).

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