Tip Top, and More

August 21st 2020


By popular demand, I am delaying this 2 weeks. and changing the format a little.

For those that want to do this as a day-trip, meet us at the Tip Top trail head, drive the trail with us, and head home.

Anyone else is welcome to join Friday, and leave Saturday evening, or Join at the trailhead, and leave with us on Sunday.

On Friday, I would like to meet in Norco at 7am. We will head through Mentone to Highway 38. Just past Angelus Oaks, we exit to Middle Control road, then Clark's Grade to Grandview, then Skyline Divide to the base of Bear Mtn. From there, we can take pavement to Baldwin Lake, and pick up 2N02 to Burns Canyon. I'd like to camp somewhere around that area.

Saturday, any early risers can explore other trails in that area. I would like to see what's left in the area of Heartbreak Ridge. By 11am, the day trippers should be there, and we can run and and down all the branches of Tip Top. Whoever hangs around can scratch around the mines, or make any other side trips that look interesting.

Sunday, we can head out 2N01 to Hwy 38, and maybe take a side trip to Onyx Peak on the way home.

Run Checklist

Always Required

  • HAM Radio on 146.550 MHz
  • Full-Sized Spare Tire
  • Seat Belts
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Tiedown
  • Working Brakes
  • Tow Straps
  • Tow Points

Run Requirements

  • 33+ Sized Tire
  • 2+ Suspension Lift
  • 4LO Transfer Case

Run Recommendations

  • Camping Supplies

Trail Rating

Trail Rating 2+

Difficulty Level: 2+

Trail Rating 1 Graded road; Any 4x4 vehicle or higher clearance 2x4 vehicle with no other modifications
Trail Rating 2 Road rarely maintained; 4x4 with no low bumpers. Anti-sway bar disconnects recommended. Minimum 30" tires and some off-road experience is helpful
Trail Rating 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
Trail Rating 4 Very difficult terrain, road never maintained; 33" tires, sway-bar disconnects, Rear locker, and Rock sliders required. 35" tires, front locker, Full cage, and 4:1 transfer-case recommended. Chance of mechanical failure and body damage
Trail Rating 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


Rendezvous @ 6th Street Chevron in Norco

I'll add more details as we get closer.


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