Bertha Peak Trail

MODERATE 199 reviews

Bertha Peak Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and off road driving and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1276 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

off road driving

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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3 days ago

nice trail.

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20 days ago

Starts in the North side of Big Bear. Parking lot holds about 40 cars. Some sites say its a 4 hour hike.The first 3 miles is a fairly gradual slope, kinda easy. The last 1/2 mile gets pretty steep and challenging. You get to see the pump station at the peak from time to time as you round some corners. The views are some of the best I've seen! We ran down and completed it in 2:19.

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23 days ago

great winter hike the Sun hits this side of the mountain there for the snow melt pretty quickly making it a great winter hike and a great view of the desert side and the lake

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1 month ago

Nice hike with amazing views of Big Bear Lake. Not hard at all but there are some steep sections. Overall a great hike!

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2 months ago

Loved every minute!!! Trail isn't too hard and the views are awesome

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2 months ago

We hiked this trail today and it was absolutely amazing. It is a little challenging, especially towards the end getting up to the peak. The views are incredible and there are lots of little side trails and places to stop and picnic or just rest and take in the views. The place is pristine - not a single piece of trash or litter anywhere - great to see people so respectful! The weather was perfect - definitely bring a lot of water and stay hydrated - your sweat evaporates (as it should) in the altitude and so it's hard to tell you're working so hard without seeing the sweat. We had a large camelback that lasted for the trip, and a few granola bars as well. Stop by the North Shore Cafe when you're done for a drink and a bite!