Explore the best no dogs trails in San Bernardino National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

This trail is great and everything a "moderate" trail should be. Beautiful views, perfectly strenuous to get the blood flowing but nothing extreme. Great single track is fun to trek down. HOWEVER, the GNATS are INSANE!
They were so bad that we cut the hike short just 2 miles in before we just has to turn back. I'm not even sure repellent would have helped, though definitely bring some and apply liberally if you go. The moral of the story here, although the trail is terrific, is to wait until the fall or spring when (presumably) the gnats arent around.

hiking
12 days ago

Great mountain and lake views from the north side of Big Bear lake. It's a long hike but worth the views at the end. Parking pass is required.

hiking
12 days ago

mountain biking
15 days ago

cool trail .

My girlfriend and I and our dogs did this hike again yesterday. We got a late start and it was a bit windy up at the top but what a fantastic view and scenery all the way up. It rained on us on the way down but only lightly and the weather was still very nice. Great elevation gain and nice marked trail.

hiking
18 days ago

I did not find it scenic. trail is pleasantly strenuous due to the elevation gain. So return trip was quick. at the top it was windy. views from the top are interrupted by the trees etc. imo, it's not worth climbing up expecting views in the end. trail looked good for the mountain biking. also dog friendly. I encountered no mosquitoes. was wearing vibrams and tank top to beat the September Sun. we were busy having conversation and lost our way going up, only to realize after a km that we were on the wrong path. markings are pretty distinct though. parking could be limited. 15 or so spots. parking pass for $5 can be picked up from the convenience store half a mile or so towards the north shore. don't park off the markings. we saw 3 vehicles getting ticketed for parking in front of the restrooms.

hiking
26 days ago

Although it's long, it's a fairly moderate hike. It is a steady climb with amazing views and ever-changing scenery. The top is a great place to capture some views and stop for lunch. Would highly recommend!

hiking
26 days ago

My favorite hike in Big Bear so far!

hiking
26 days ago

We did Six miles out and back ..I love the hike the only things is there was maybe .5 section with gnats and a few here and there. But I guess that's Norman when hiking this time around. Other then that it was great!

For easy nature walk just off of HWY 18. Mild elevation change, perfect for those with seniors or small children. Features a grove of Sequoias that feels a bit out of place in the San Bernardinos. Great place to enjoy a picnic.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Three of us took our dual sports out on this trail. There's was no water likely due to the drought. Huge patches of thick sand and was easy to lose control, some stretches of of rocky terrain and some areas of thick rain ruts. Over all more technical than "easy" I would way. Maybe in a Jeep it would be easy but on dual sports more of a moderate technical ride.

hiking
1 month ago