Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Beautiful view. Awesome hike. It look so perfect it looked fake or staged.

hiking
6 days ago

Took our five kids on the trail. It was easy for all ages (youngest is 3). We all loved the nature facts at each station! Lots of great views, too!

hiking
10 days ago

A perfect trail if you’re looking for a quick nature stroll! Thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and there were some pretty views over the lake. Family friendly and should be doable for most everyone. There were a few uphills, but nothing too bad. The parking lot has a decent amount of spots, but does require an adventure pass.

hiking
14 days ago

Hiking past the locked gate up to Toro Peak is trespassing onto Santa Rosa Indian Reservation Land. It is clearly marked on the gate. Please have some respect for Native Americans. You can hike up Toro Peak West and North without trespassing.

The trail offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and of the lake as well. Big Bear is a beautiful and very scenic area with a lot of outdoor activities to offer whether during the skiing season or not. The trail has a few inclines that can be difficult if you're not in shape or have any medical issues. Great place just to hang out as there are picnic areas around the lake. Can easily make a nice day out it. Plenty of near by trails as well that range from easy to more advanced levels.

20 days ago

Great hike but I would rate as moderate! Fantastic views. Next time I hope to have more time to explore once at the top, it's so pretty.

off road driving
23 days ago

This is a fun trail to be on. There a lot of off shoots to practice and learn how to off road but if you are not comfortable with that, then take the main trail. I did the trail in a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee with open diffs and the car handled the trail effortlessly. Also on the weekends the trail is kind of crowed so bear in mind that you may get stuck behind a group that takes up the whole trail.

hiking
23 days ago

Nothing exciting, but good if you're in the area with younger kids who aren't up to a mountain hike.

If you are wanting a quick hike that is not challenging, this is it. For me, it was a workout! That was mainly because my son (aged 8 and has special needs) decided 1/2 way that he was not going to walk. I had to carry all 70lbs of him out. That said, even then, the hike was doable.

hiking
24 days ago

Amazing views!! road is currently blocked so looking at around a 6-7 mile hike up then back down. Not for the faint hearted but absolutely worth it! incredible views and got it all to ourselves it was perfect.

Just backpacked the entire Section from April 13 through April 23, 2018. Incredible trail; so much variety! It’s important while backpacking to always be aware of the most updated water reports.

Beautiful trail. Prolly 93% of the trail is shaded. Most of the inclined stuff happens before the first mile. After that it's pretty easy. This was my first hiking experience. Me and my wife loved it! I would say it's more than 6 miles tho. Took us 2.5 hours but we chilled at the top for 20 minutes to enjoy the views. Brought 2L of water and drank it all. I hiked it in chucks but I do not recommend doing that =p

Once you get to the Grandview you won’t regret it! It’s such a beautiful view. The trail is moderate and I recommend the adventure.

Super good trail! Beautiful view of lake! Once on top of the overlook,beautiful view of valley

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for beginners. Was my first hike and although I didn’t finish, I was quick to go back and try again. Plenty of great views throughout the trail. A bit rocky in areas but otherwise safe for kids. Will return

Awesome trail did this on 4/4/18 it was a bit challenging at rimes but well worth the view at the end. give yourself time to enjoy before you have to go back down.

hiking
1 month ago

I really enjoyed the hike on this cool morning. So much to see. Great views, birds, lizards.

hiking
1 month ago

Honestly this is one of my favorite hikes around Big Bear. Went up yesterday, about 10 miles. Parked at the blocked gate at the end of Rim of the World rd for free. Beautiful views, well maintained fire lookout. Chilly and windy up top but SO worth the view! Still some snow on the trail but won’t last long.

3/31/18 Did Warner Springs to Tule Truck Trail over Easter Weekend. don't start at the trailhead on the Southside, is basically just flat pasture. Go around the corner and start from the north side of the 79 near Glider Airport.

skip the water at Mile 119 if you can. it's doable but the worst water I the section. Don't park at Tule Truck Trail unless you have a 4x4. we drove sedans and it was pretty tricky in and out I wouldn't do it again.

the trail is fantastic, highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

Keller Peak, The Children's Forest, and The Exploration Trail, all seem to be the same trail. It's always lovely, peaceful, and scenic. Like everywhere in SoCal, it gets crowded at about 11am or noon. Mountain Bikers show up about that time, and that's when I usually leave. get there early.

hiking
1 month ago

Keller Peak, The Children's Forest, and The Exploration Trail, all seem to be the same trail. It's always lovely, peaceful, and scenic. Like everywhere in SoCal, it gets crowded at about 11am or noon. Mountain Bikers show up about that time, and that's when I usually leave. get there early.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty, but kind of stressful. There is a prison nearby with a noisy loudspeaker, and lots of people ride dirt bikes and jeeps on the trail.

Not a easy trail and I’m a novice. Moderate for sure. Trail gets rocky and narrow at times. Beautiful views. 2.5 hrs to top and I’m in shape. Take water and snacks. Worth the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this spot. I called into the ranger station and they said you can park there with a national forest adventure pass.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike and easy with beautiful views

backpacking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike with Onyx I will be comming back many more times

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is perfect for all skill levels. We just wanted a more leisurely hike and this was perfect. It Has small “rolling hills” that would make it perfect for trail running too.

yes. stay away. no public anything, no roads, lol

No view of the lake but beautiful scenery. Awesome in the winter

Amazing hike with beautiful scenery. Could be challenging for some but the view is well worth it. I plan on doing this hike again very soon.

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