Summer Fun Run-Big Bear

Friday, August 10, 2018 to Sunday, August 12, 2018

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thumbnail Big Bear Summer 4x4 Trek 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018 9am



We have a summer fun run to Big Bear coming in August.  We have the Tanglewood group camp provided to us free of charge though Ranger Greg of the Forest Service.  The site will accomodate up to 40 people.  Due to the parking issues, we will not be able to accomodate any RVs.  Those who don't wish to tent camp could consider getting a motel in town, take your RV to antother campground or just come up for the activities on Saturday. The campground has tables, bbq and vault toilets.  NO WATER, the closest showers are at Serrano Campground, 8 miles away.  

Those arriving early on Friday could run some local trails after setting up camp.  Depending on the size of the group, we will make available 2 types of trails for Saturday's runs.  One would be a more scenic and less difficult.  Charlie Yoon has offered to lead that run for our group.  I will be looking for another trail boss that would be interested leading the more difficult runs like John Bull, Dishpan Springs, Holcomb etc...

The club will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers for Saturdays dinner.  We could consider a pot luck for salads, beans, dessert etc.  We will have more information on that.

We will be doing a poker run on Saturday for some fun prizes.  We would like to set up games horseshoes, corn hole etc in camp for some additional fun.

We would like this to be a fun event and encourage you to bring spouses, significant others and kids.

When signing up, make sure you let us know how many will be attending so we can be prepared with food.


Rig & Run Details

The Run Liability Release Waiver must be printed, signed, and handed to the Trail Boss at the start of the Run. Click Here to Download

Ensure that your driving abilities and Rig meets the below requirements and recommendations.


  • HAM Radio on Frequency 146.550 Mhz

Difficulty: 2

1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
3 Difficult terrain and road rarely maintained; 33" tires, Suspension lift, Off-road driving experience, body armor and Rear locker recommended. Stock vehicles will likely take damage
4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained and possible erosion; 33" tires, Anti-sway bar disconnects, Rear hard locker, Off-road driving experience, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case strongly recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
5 Extremely difficult terrain with large obstacles and roll over potential; Full cage required, 37" tires strongly recommended. Good chance of mechanical failure and strong chance of body damage

Map & Driving Directions

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Rendezvous at: Trailhead/Campsite

Take I-10 east to the 210 North to 330 going to Running Springs. At Runnung Spring continue East on 18 to the Big Bear dam and turn left onto the 38. Go 9.3 miles along the North side of the lake to Van Dusen Canyon Rd (3N09) and turn left. Go 3.9 miles North to Holcomb Valley Rd (3N16) and turn right. Go 1.9 miles East to 3N79 and turn right. Camp is 0.6 miles at the end of the road.



For those folks who want to go on an easy to moderate scenic run on Saturday see meeting details below.

MEETING TIME:  9:00 am Saturday August 11th 2018

RENDEVOUS:  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Highway 38 and Santa Ana South Fork fishing area across from South Fork Campground. 


LATITUDE:  34°10'14.71"N

LONGITUDE:  116°49'47.43"W

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Tuesday, September 17
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Wednesday, September 18
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Thursday, September 19
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Friday, September 20
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Sunday, September 22
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Participants (12 of Unlimited spots filled)

 OperatorJoinedMeet AtPsnsSeatsComment
Cherokee XJ
06/07/18Rendevous00Trail Boss
JKU - Sahara
thumbnailRogue one
JK Rubicon
JLU Rubicn
06/08/18Rendevous10Gina and I will be there.
thumbnailBuck wild
JK Willys Edition
06/08/18Rendevous10 Looking to caravan up on Friday
thumbnailgreen tj
sahara tj
06/10/18Rendevous00Day trip only,no dinner,will bring my stock Cherokee trailhawk for Charlie's scenic run
Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
06/11/18Rendevous00We'll head out at 9 am Saturday for a ride along beautiful Skyline Drive. We'll drop down Radford Truck Trail, dip our feet in the Santa Ana River and head back up via historic Clark's Grade to Big Bear Lake. It will be a full day on the trail so bring a sack lunch.
Randy meith
03 4runner
07/08/18Rendevous20Enjoyed. The bee canyon run and would love to join in on this. We will bring food for pot luck. And help in any way we can. Thanks
thumbnailVelociraptor Adventure Safari
4Runner Trail Edition Premium
07/23/18Rendevous30Sign me up for charlies run!
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