Tip Top Mountain

HARD 4 reviews

Tip Top Mountain is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles
744 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


off road driving

trail running




wild flowers



off road driving
2 months ago

What a trail! Fun, rocky trail with some great inclines and large, sharp rocks that require a little skill to maneuver. Absolutely stunning views of the surrounding area too that you just can't beat. The first half of the trail is certainly the harder part because it's relatively smooth sailing once you get to the clearing. We did this trail in lifted tacomas but stock tires (Goodyear Wrangler). Definitely passable for stock height vehicles but 4wd is definitely a must since there's no possible way to turn around if you get stuck on the trail. Trail is very narrow on the edge of some large cliffs most of the way so be careful and pick good lines. Check out my video for a detailed report.

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun, but not too challenging road that lead to incredible views.

off road driving
8 months ago

This is a tight, fun trail with lots of great views all along the way. At the trailhead it's listed as "Blue/Moderate" rather than "Hard. I would agree. Though there are challenging sections and TONS of sharp rocks that make things slow going, we never dragged a skid. Fortunately, in we've never encountered someone going the other way, because turnouts are few and far between.

off road driving
Sunday, March 27, 2016