John Bull Trail

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  • Author: Dusty
  • Created: March 20, 2021 7:31 am
  • Updated: March 22, 2021 7:01 pm
Difficulty grade: Difficult
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  • Distance 15,314.96 ft
  • Time 1 h 10 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 7,530 ft
  • Peak 8,146 ft
  • Climb 571 ft
  • Descent 689 ft

One of Big Bear’s toughest trails, “Big” John Bull (to differentiate it from “Little” John Bull, which is included in the Medium Trails section), traverses FS Road 3N10 from it’s junction with Union Flat Rd (3N32) on the east end, to 3N43 on the west. Beginning with the famous “Gatekeeper” at the east end, the trail continues with steep, boulder-strewn climbs up to and past the historic mining area of John Bull Flat. The trail is slightly easier in the west-to-east direction, as most of the rocky sections are downhill. In either direction expect scraped up rims and dented rocker panels if not properly protected.

One of Big Bear’s toughest trails, “Big” John Bull (to differentiate it from “Little” John Bull, which is included in the Medium Trails section), traverses FS Road 3N10 from it’s junction with Union Flat Rd (3N32) on the east end, to 3N43 on the west. Beginning with the famous “Gatekeeper” at the east end, the trail continues with steep, boulder-strewn climbs up to and past the historic mining area of John Bull Flat. The trail is slightly easier in the west-to-east direction, as most of the rocky sections are downhill. In either direction expect scraped up rims and dented rocker panels if not properly protected.