Trail Guide

Skyline Trail

Trail Name: Skyline Forest Service Designation: Total Distance: Overview: Difficulty: Moderate. Activities: Trail Type: 100% singletrack. Description: Possible Loops / Variations: Trailhead and Parking: Trail Etiquette: Always be courteous to other trail users. All users yield to equestrians, with cyclists also yielding to hikers. Travel only at safe speeds, and stay on designated trails to [...]

Skyline Trail2015-01-04T13:47:57-08:00

PCT Cushenbury to Holcomb Creek

Trail Name: Pacific Crest Trail Forest Service Designation: PCT 2000 Total Distance: 19.6 miles Overview: The Pacific Crest Trail is a national scenic trail from Mexico and Canada, over 2,650 miles of trail with approximately 40 miles running through the Big Bear Valley. The trail goes from the north desert entrance of Big Bear out along the [...]

PCT Cushenbury to Holcomb Creek2017-05-30T17:38:17-07:00

Castle Rock Trail

Trail Name: Castle Rock Forest Service Designation: 1W03 Total Distance: 1.3 miles Overview: short steep hike up to a beautiful rocky crag with great views of Big Bear Lake. Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced. Activities: Hiking. Horses and Bikes are possible, but difficult because of the steep and rocky terrain. Trail Type: 100% Singletrack Description: Possible [...]

Castle Rock Trail2015-01-04T13:28:17-08:00

Seven Oaks

Trail Name: Seven Oaks Forest Service Designation: 0E01 Total Distance: 2 miles Overview: Steep trail from the Skyline Ridge down into the Santa Ana River Valley. Difficulty: Advanced. Activities: Hiking, Horses, and Bikes Trail Type: 100% Singletrack Description: Begin at the benches where Skyline Trail, Pine Knot Trail, Grandview Point Trail, and Seven Oaks Trail [...]

Seven Oaks2015-01-04T13:28:10-08:00

Fish Creek to Bean Spur

NOTE - this area is in the burn area of the Lake Fire 2015, and access road 1N05 is closed until December of 2018. Trail Name: Fish Creek to Bean Spur Forest Service Designation: 1N05 to 1N37 Total Distance: 9.2 mi Overview: loop of fire roads in the Heart Bar area with beautiful views and [...]

Fish Creek to Bean Spur2017-11-10T14:08:05-08:00

Woodland Trail

Trail Name: Woodland Trail Forest Service Designation: 1E23 Total Distance: 1.5 miles Overview: short interpretive trail very close to Big Bear Lake. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Activities: Hiking, Horses, and Bikes. Bikes please stay off during busy times. Trail Type: 100% singletrack. Description: Possible Loops / Variations: Trailhead and Parking: Large signed parking lot on [...]

Woodland Trail2015-01-04T13:27:53-08:00

Heartbreak Ridge and Rattlesnake Canyon

Trail Name: Heartbreak Ridge and Rattlesnake Canyon Forest Service Designation:  2N61Y, 2N02, 2N70Y, 2N01 Total Distance: 6.9 miles Overview: Seldom visited 4x4 roads through the desert east of Big Bear. Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult. Activities: Hiking, Horses, and Bikes. Trail Type: Dirt road. Description: Start on the rocky and steep Heartbreak Ridge 4x4 Trail, 2N61Y, [...]

Heartbreak Ridge and Rattlesnake Canyon2015-01-04T13:27:47-08:00

Little Bear Peak

Trail Name: Little Bear Peak Forest Service Designation: 2N84, 2N84A Total Distance: Overview: Short and steep trail up to an open, rocky point with views of both Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. Difficulty: Moderate. Activities: Hiking, Horses, and Bikes Trail Type: Dirt Road. Description: Start at the rough dirt road 2N84, off the left [...]

Little Bear Peak2015-01-04T13:27:39-08:00

Santa Ana River Trail – 16 Mile Version

Name: Santa Ana River Trail (SART) Forest Service Designation: 2E03 Distance: 16 miles one way Overview: Scenic Trail cutting along the sides of steep ridges in the Santa Ana River Valley Difficulty: Intermediate Activities: Hiking, Horses and Biking Trail Type: 98% Single Track Description: An EPIC trail with tons of variations. The Santa Ana River [...]

Santa Ana River Trail – 16 Mile Version2015-01-04T13:27:32-08:00

Camp Creek Trail

Trail Name: Camp Creek Trail Forest Service Designation: 2N97 Total Distance: 6 miles round trip Overview: Steep and scenic trail that takes you down to flowing Bear Creek. Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous. Activities: Hiking, Horses, and Bikes Trail Type: 100% singletrack. Description: The Camp Creek trail starts at Forest Road 2N97 directly off of State [...]

Camp Creek Trail2015-01-05T18:02:07-08:00

South Fork Trail

Trail Name: Poopout Hill via Jenks Lake/South Fork Forest Service Designation: 1E04 Total Distance: 3.8 miles one way Overview: scenic trail that takes you past Jenks Lake to the edge of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area Difficulty: Moderate Activities: Hiking and Horses. Bikes and motorized vehicles not permitted on South Fork Trail. Trail Type: Graded [...]

South Fork Trail2015-01-04T13:27:16-08:00

Tip Top Mountain

Trail Name: Tip Top Mountain Forest Service Designation: 2N90 Total Distance: 1.7 miles one way Overview: Rocky and steep road up to one of the best views in Big Bear. Difficulty: If you hike this it is moderate, with several sections of loose rock. On a mountain bike this is a difficult climb that will [...]

Tip Top Mountain2015-01-04T13:49:03-08:00

Lost Creek Trail

Trail Name: Lost Creek Forest Service Designation: 1E09 Total Distance: 5.75 miles one way Overview: rarely used trail that takes you up into the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area. Difficulty: Moderate. Activities: Hiking and Horses. Bikes are not permitted in Wilderness Areas. Trail Type: 100% singletrack. Description: The Lost Creek Trail starts right at Highway 38 [...]

Lost Creek Trail2015-01-04T13:26:21-08:00

Pine Knot Trail

Trail Name: Pine Knot Forest Service Designation: 1E01 Total Distance: 3.1 miles one way Overview: popular and well maintained trail that ends at a great overlook. Difficulty: easy to moderate. Activities: hiking, biking and horseback riding. Trail Type: 100% singletrack. Description: A classic Big Bear trail, Pine Knot takes you from the Aspen Glen picnic [...]

Pine Knot Trail2015-01-04T13:25:35-08:00

Aspen Grove

NOTE - this area is in the burn area of the Lake Fire 2015, and access road 1N05 is closed until December of 2018. Trail Name: Aspen Grove Forest Service Designation: 2E05 Total Distance: 1.85 miles one way Overview: Trail that takes you to a grove of Aspen Trees. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Activities: Hiking [...]

Aspen Grove2017-11-10T14:08:13-08:00

Heart Bar Peak

Trail Name: Heart Bar Peak Forest Service Designation: 1N38 Total Distance: 3.2 miles one way Overview: Steep climb up a trail to a peak with views of San Gorgonio and Sugarloaf Peak. Difficulty: Moderate. Activities: Hiking, biking, horseback riding. Trail Type: 4x4 trail. Description: Hidden off the side of Highway 38 is a short and [...]

Heart Bar Peak2015-01-04T13:25:20-08:00

Siberia Creek

Trail Name: Siberia Creek Forest Service Designation: 1W04 Total Distance: 6.1 miles one way Overview: rugged and scenic trail that drops down into the Bear Creek drainage and ends at Siberia Creek Group Camp. Difficulty: advanced. This is a steep and wild trail that has been neglected and ignored for many years. It is in [...]

Siberia Creek2015-01-04T13:25:12-08:00

Grout Bay Loop

Trail Name: Grout Bay Loop Forest Service Designation: 1W05, 1W06, 3N14, Rim of the World Drive, Highway 38 Total Distance: 12 miless Overview: Dirt road climb to rolling downhill singletrack. Out and back up to Grays Peak and then downhill back to beginning. Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Activities: Hiking, Biking Trail Type: Singletrack, dirt road, [...]

Grout Bay Loop2015-01-04T13:25:04-08:00

Cougar Crest

Trail Name: Cougar Crest Forest Service Designation: 1E22 Total Distance: 2.3 miles one way Overview: Popular trail with views of Big Bear Lake. Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Activities: Hiking, biking. Please avoid conflict and don't bike this during high use times. Trail Type: 100% singletrack. Description: This popular trail is a "must do" in all [...]

Cougar Crest2015-01-04T13:24:52-08:00

PCT Onyx to Cushenberry

Trail Name: Pacific Crest Trail Onyx to Cushenberry Total Distance: 13.2 miles one way Overview: Long and diverse hike along beautiful Pacific Crest Trail. Difficulty: The trail itself is easy to moderate; doing the entire section in a day is difficult. Activities: Hiking, horseback riding. Remember; no bikes on PCT. Trail Type: 100% singletrack. Description: [...]

PCT Onyx to Cushenberry2016-03-28T11:25:06-07:00

John Bull

Trail Name: John Bull Forest Service Designation: 3N10, 3N43, 3N07, 3N32, 3N02, 3N16 Total Distance: 11.2 mile loop Overview: rough dirt road loop with views of local rock climbing area and desert to the north. Difficulty: On a bike this is a difficult trail; it is technical and demanding. If you hike this, the trail [...]

John Bull2015-01-04T13:24:11-08:00

Holcomb Valley Tour

Trail Name: Holcomb Valley Tour Forest Service Designation: Multiple roads and trails. Total Distance: 20 mile loop. Overview: Long dirt road loop with views of Big Bear Lake and Holcomb Valley. Difficulty: On a bike, the technical difficulty is moderate. Several hill climbs and the length make this close to advanced. Activities: Biking Trail Type: [...]

Holcomb Valley Tour2015-01-04T13:22:29-08:00
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