Woodland Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Big Bear City, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Lake Views, Interpretive Signs and Brochures, Well-Maintained Trail The Woodland Trail provides an excellent introduction to and explanation of the flora indigenous to Big Bear Lake. An informative interpretive guide is provided at the trailhead, with descriptions corresponding to the twenty numbered signs along the trail. Differences between Western Juniper and Incense Cedar are explained, and a number of very common plants discovered at this altitude are identified. The approximately one-and-one half mile loop features mildly steep sections along a well-maintained trail, making this hike is an appropriate warm-up hike for "flatlanders" adjusting to the mountain altitude prior to treks along the Cougar Crest or Gray's Peak trails located nearby, and spectacular lake views existing near the loop's completion provide an enjoyable experience for hikers of nearly every level of ability.
great easy hike. kid friendly which is what I wanted! beautiful views!
Its a lovely trail. Nice views and trees. Well marked and groomed.
Nice and easy hike, specially if you have kids. Make sure to grab the pamphlet at the beginning of the trail to read interesting facts at each point. Some points have small rock formations to climb.
Great for pets. This is a super easy hike, great for people that are not used to hiking. My husband who doesn't really hike and my 3 dogs loved it. Beautiful.
Great trail for families! Take the time to read about each stop, it really adds to the experience.
Been here twice with my 8 and 5 yr olds, and our 5 month old puppy. Perfect for family's, or people who don't normally do physical activity. Rocks to climb on, views of the (small) big bear lake. You have to have a pass to park in the parking lot. We park on the street right across. There is a bathroom and trash can. Very easy to navigate. GREAT spots for pictures.
Super easy trail. Good for young kids. I am rehabbing a knee injury so also good if you have some mobility issues. Lots of people there on a weekday. Probably more interesting in spring. You need an adventure pass to park in the lot.
Nicest trail I've been on in years
Plesant easy short trail. Good rock formation at marker 12 to climb. Started on marker 15 and hiked the loop back to marker 1. Better view of the lake on the higher marker numbers. Then had lunch at Big Bear village.
Great trail for a short run with some hills to build muscles and endurance.
Start from the end (marker 15) to get to best spot (12) where you can climb on the rock formation with the best view of the lake!
The trail was fun. It was dusty. We saw some small wildlife. Lots of people but it's the 4th of July weekend. A good easy trail to have fun with the family. About 1.5 hike.
Nice hike. Did with my two kids two and four. They both did pretty well. My 4 year old did the entire hike by himself. Two year old maybe did a third of it. Soon enough he will be there. Saw a small rattle snake in the first part of the trail. Got some good pictures.
Beautiful hike with views of the lake! Busy with tourists today, likely due to holiday traffic
Awesome super easy first hike for me and my dog
Easy, guided trail. Great for kids because you can pick up an informational guide/map at the onset. Lots of ecological information.
not a hard trail relatively short but very nice and relaxing