Alpine Pedal Path is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Alpine Pedal Path is an asphalt path that wanders along the north shore of Big Bear Lake from the Stanfield Cutoff to just west of the Solar Observatory. It is easily accessible for hikers, skaters, joggers and even strollers and wheelchairs. This path extends through a pedestrian tunnel under Highway 38, North Shore Drive, to the Cougar Crest Trailhead parking lot. This path continues east 0.6 of a mile and connects with the Discovery Center. This site is accessible. Park at Juniper Point or Meadow's Edge Picnic Areas or Stanfield Cut-off. The Alpine Pedal Path provides an excellent opportunity to view visiting eagles. The San Bernardino Mountains support the largest wintering bald eagle population in Southern California. Eagles typically begin arriving in the area in late November and continue to stay in the area until early April.
While its pretty easy, The Alpine Pedal path has nice views and atmosphere. My wife and I love to walk our dog there and try to make it a weekly walk if we can. I highly suggest it to anyone looking for a leisurely but beautiful walk/hike along the water.