Heartbreak Ridge

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Heartbreak Ridge
Photo: Heartbreak Ridge trail
Trail Information
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Part of: San Bernadino National Forest
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Off-Road Use: Limited Access
Difficulty: Moderate Moderate.gif
County: San Bernadino, CA
Nearest Cities: Big Bear City, CA
Map Links: Google Map
Satellite Map: Google Satellite
Special Map: Google Earth Hybrid
GPS Start: 34.215760-116.697710
GPS End:
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Climate: 7 Day Forecast


Heartbreak Ridge is a moderately tough trail in the Big Bear area. This trail is sometimes known as Pontiac Sluice. This trail consists of a spur with a loop, off of forest road 2N61Y. Get there via 2N02 (Rattlesnake Canyon Trail). The old Pontiac rusting away near the beginning gives the trail its alternate name. The "Sluice" portion is actually a short distance up the trail, not really near the Pontiac. The Sluice is an optional route through the rocky bottom of the canyon, while an easier bypass runs parallel (this part is only a few hundred feet long). The trail is rocky in places but can be traversed by stock 4X4s with open differentials and a skilled driver. The highlight of this trail is the monument at the top of the ridge to commemorate a fellow 4X4 enthusiast who lost his life in Iraq.


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Heartbreak Ridge Coordinates: 34.215760° -116.697710° Coordinates: 34.215760° -116.697710°

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