Bertha Peak Via Holcomb Valley Road (2N09)

EASY 26 reviews

Bertha Peak Via Holcomb Valley Road (2N09) is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
826 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Super easy short hike with great views - Big Bear and San Gorgonio This is a quick, easy, and painless hike to a fairly good size mountain 8201'. You get an amazing view of Big Bear Lake, and the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The only downside is the radio towers on top, but then again you can't have everything. The view from the other side is nice, just not as spectacular, you can see all of Holcomb Valley, Delamar Mountain and into the High Desert. If you've only got a couple of hours to spare in Big Bear, this is the hike for you. The only difficulty is the last .4 of a mile, the road is steep in spots. But, it shouldn't present a challenge to anyone. You may just need a few little rest stops. Bikes are allowed on the roads, but not on the PCT.

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1 month ago

I read the reviews before trying, but was was unable to access the trailhead by minivan using polique canyon road. The access is via a two mile uphill stretch on unpaved road with tons of holes and sharp rocks. I was concerned that my tires wouldn't make it, so I turned around. I'd recommend you come only with 4wd and be prepared to drive very slowly if you want to get to the trailhead.

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1 month ago

Just completed this trail and linked PCT trail to Big Pines. Fantastic views.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Great easy hike for beginners. The views are fantastic as well. It's worth it if you're looking for an easy stroll.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Great hike. The first mile was a steady climb before it mellowed out. Then that last mile was tough. But what a great view. My 8 year old son did a great job hiking it. We started at the Discovery Center and that added a half mile to the hike. 9 miles round trip

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Beautiful Easy hike

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Beautiful hike. Great view of the lake from the top. There are several intersections in the trail so bring this app along to use as a map. If you do that it is easy!!

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Friday, October 09, 2015