Cougar Crest Trail

MODERATE 237 reviews

Cougar Crest Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Directions from Big Bear Lake, CA: From the Discovery Center on the northeast shore of Big Bear Lake the trailhead is located 0.6-mile to the west on Highway 38. Or you can park for free until 6 PM at the Discovery Center and walk the 0.6-mile west on Highway 38 to the Cougar Crest Trail.

6 days ago

Beautiful trail with amazing views!

10 days ago

Great views at the top and wooded area as you travel making it a peaceful hike.

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15 days ago

Continue the hike up to Bertha peak for the best views of bear lake. Moderate hike

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21 days ago

Great trail up to Pacific Crest Trail. Stopping point with great views of the mountains and Big Bear Lake. I took my time set up ENO and stayed a while before returning.

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A fun partially scenic trail.

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