Cougar Crest Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews

Cougar Crest Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.4 miles 895 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Big Bear Lake, CA: From the Discovery Center on the northeast shore of Big Bear Lake the trailhead is located 0.6-mile to the west on Highway 38. Or you can park for free until 6 PM at the Discovery Center and walk the 0.6-mile west on Highway 38 to the Cougar Crest Trail.

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11 days ago

Hike was easier than anticipated. Nice and quiet with great views.

19 days ago

This was an incredible hike with breathtaking views. I highly recommend snow shoes because we were slipping and sliding!! This led to some great laughs but sore bodies

19 days ago

This was an incredible hike with breathtaking views. I highly recommend snow shoes because we were slipping and sliding!! This led to some great laughs but sore bodies

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20 days ago

excellent 3 season trail. difficult hiking when snow covered but good for snow shoeing.

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21 days ago

I love this trail.

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1 month ago

One of the best hikes I've done. The hike takes you to the Pacific Crest Trail. That alone is an accomplishment. The views are amazing all around are amazing.

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