Bertha Peak Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and off road driving and is accessible from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Nice hike beautiful scenery but look out for the mountain bikes. We were nearly taken out by a group coming around the bend at top speed
not a bad hike overall. 7 miles in and out. trail is dusty and somewhat rocky through certain areas. the last section is the steepest and most rocky. when we got near the peak, there were a crew of tree trimmers around the power station. so we weren't able to see the absolute top of the peak. kinda of a bummer.
The peak has generators and power lines on top and the last .08 miles is very steep and dusty. The view is just as good from the top of Cougar Crest Trail. Had I known, I would have skipped the last bit up the PCT and on to Bertha Peak.
Hiked up to the peak with my boyfriend on Sunday morning. Hard for me, but made it to the top. Nice views, resting spots.
Great experience. You start at Cougar Crest and up thru the PCT. great panoramic view of the lake. Last 3/4 of a mile is steep with loose rock.
Great workout. Nice and quiet. Awesome views.
This was a fun hike that took about 4.5 hours including a break a the peak. The trails were easy to follow from the Cougar Crest Trail up to the Pacific Crest Trail and up to Berthas Peak. The majority of the trail was pretty easy, but rocky and the last 3/4 of a mile to the peak becomes pretty steep and rocky. Overall, the weather was great, the trail was fun and we couldn't have asked for a better day.
Pretty long for us but worth it