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hiking
6 days ago

Amazing view

Nice and easy nature trail. Great for families with little kids.

Gotta find the sweet spot to take a photo worthy picture but it’s was a good hike!

hiking
11 days ago

It's not much of a hike. It's just a walk around the lake. It's pretty and easy for any age group including toddlers and pets.

hiking
11 days ago

Hike was great, trail was really easy.
Luckily there was a lot of areas with snow, areas to rest, areas to take good photos.
Good view of the south side of the lake, could see the mountain, which looked amazing with snow.

hiking
13 days ago

easy trail to explore and walk your

First time in snow good trail for a beginner

hiking
15 days ago

I have been wanting to do this hike for quite some time now, we got the chance to do it over the thanksgiving holiday, and when we got to the top my boyfriend proposed! This is a fun little hike with AMAZING views of Big Bear and the lake. Only compliant is it was very heavily trafficked, but it was a holiday weekend.

hiking
19 days ago

Currently icy / black icy at the very top so we parked a little bit down the road. Great quick hike. Go up to the base of the waterfall. Good flow right now after Xmas time

nature trips
19 days ago

Beautiful walk in the snow!

Nice and easy with the kids and dog. Really nice with the snow on the ground

off road driving
23 days ago

Great trail to start off roading! Took my 2018 Toyota Rav4 Adventure 4wd. It had snowed 2 weeks ago, so the snow had melted making parts of the trail quite muddy. It was great though. Fun. The end of the trail gets a little sketchy. Make sure you have an SUV or truck with some ground clearance. No cars recommended.

hiking
24 days ago

This hike was awesome!! This week, there was still some ice on the ground so it made the trail muddy and slippery. But plenty of great views and huge rocks to take pictures on! I highly recommend this to anyone in big bear!

Not a hike but it’s a nice walk

hiking
1 month ago

Wow! What a workout this was. This was my first legit hike after coming into town I thought I was going to die on the way up (I’m being extra dramatic) but it was amazing and well worth the cardio!!! The view was phenomenal!! Definitely a must do!!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail with my dog. Easy, short. Perfect way to start the day

Went threw on my 2016 Tacoma sr5(2 wheel drive) just fine in the snow good trail

hiking
1 month ago

I needed my hiking sticks for this hike. Be sure to climb the big rocks at the top. There’s a rope to help get up...the view from the top of the rocks

hiking
1 month ago

This was perfect to take our 3 year old on a short and simple hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail in the snow. There are markers to help guide you through the snow. The views you get of the lake and Big Bear mountain are fantastic.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail in the snow. There are markers to help guide you through the snow. The views you get of the lake and Big Bear mountain are fantastic.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail in the snow. There are markers to help guide you through the snow. The views you get of the lake and Big Bear mountain are fantastic.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail in the snow. There are markers to help guide you through the snow. The views you get are fantastic.

Easy trail with pretty views. Well marked in the snow!

Beautiful scenery and lightly trafficked well marked trail with some steep incline but mostly gradual ascent. Great mountain and valley views at destination make for great photos. This is a wonderful hike and worth the drive for a day trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked, nice, short hiking path. Good parking. Easy to find. We walked the loop in less than 30 min.

Amazing views! Took Cabin trail back down

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail

great hike, I love idlewild

really challenging for a beginner. most of it is uphill

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