Skyline Divide OHV Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and ohv/off road driving and is best used from November until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,532 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

ohv / off road driving

Please note: This route is CLOSED during the winter months. Please refer to the park page for updates.

hiking
rocky
14 hours ago

Did this trail at night. Pretty quick and sweet. Very rocky no 4x4 needed. Looked like a lot of spots to get out and enjoy the scenery.

hiking
bugs
fee
6 days ago

Lovely hike. Not a steep elevation with beautiful views of San Gorgonio. Hiking trail is also used for bikers, so watch out for them.

hiking
22 days ago

Amazing hike. Great views

Nice and peaceful moderate walking/hiking trail. Took us 2 hours to complete with infrequent resting.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Fun trail! Hiked the uphill parts, mountain bikes back down and it was a blast. Went after a snowfall and it was easy. Have a off road taco and could have made it up too

ohv/off road driving
6 months ago

Started on Skyline OHV nice easy trail for any beginner. Well maintained road, good views. Went down the backside on Clarks Grade, this was much more challenging and very rocky, requires some good vehicle clearance in some areas, off road tires are a must and give yourself plenty of time great views!!!

hiking
8 months ago

This is an easy trail. Some of the offshoots look like they could be more challenging. We went on a Friday afternoon and there was light traffic. 2 vehicles, 6 mountain bikes, and two hikers. You do not need a 4x4 if you stay on the main road. The trails are easily marked. There were some great views. Finished the loop to Big Bear via Clark’s Grade N208.

hiking
bugs
off trail
8 months ago

If you are spooking for technical, then turn around and look elsewhere. The main road (2N10) is a well maintained fire road and no 4WD is required. I even saw a Prius and a Mercedes SL Series. If you’re looking for a very easy road that takes you off road and want some off site camping or great scenery, then I’d give this trail a try. Some off shoot trails (2N11 and 2N11B) has more ruts, moguls and even a very easy water crossing. Some nice hiking trails and great views made for a fun day. Also, LOTS of mountain bikers, so plan on sharing some of the main road with them. This was my first time on the south side of the lake and apparently it’s known for mountain bikers and bikers, more so than the north side of the lake, which is where I usually go. Rating of a 3 because it’s not a true 4WD needed trail. I’d go back for some camping and hiking, but look for other areas to go off road and have more technical driving.

ohv/off road driving
9 months ago

Highly recommend as your basic beginner off road trail. Did it in a 2wd Colorado with a 2 inch lift and never even slipped or had to think twice about whether I’d be ok. Granted the trail was bone dry when I did it so keep weather in mind if you’re trying to decide if your vehicle is capable of the trip.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful OHV roadtrip.

ohv/off road driving
10 months ago

Very easy. Numerous 2wd sedans. 4wd not required at this time. Appears to have been recently graded. Took to 2N08 in a nice loop back to Big Bear.

running
10 months ago

Tough uphill run for a couple miles. Steep. Shady though.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
10 months ago

The trail is very straight forward and easily achievable. We came upon a couple of vehicles les going the opposite direct and it was easy enough to make room. There are several spots to park and hike.

ohv/off road driving
10 months ago

Great trail! Quieter in the evening. Plenty of room for sharing the road. Some amazing views! Would do it again!

11 months ago

beautiful views and great condition. biking is great in big bear.

ohv/off road driving
Sat Jun 01 2019

This trail is nice and easy. We ran into snow which was a very nice surprise. That late storm brought us just enough to have a snow balls fight. Lots of places to park and hike marked trails. We saw lots of mountains bikers. We plan to go back in the summer. It was gloomy so we didn’t have much of a view...

Mon May 27 2019

Beautiful hike. Follow the winding trail alongside the road.We hiked up Skyline and down Pine Knot. (We parked a car at each trailhead.) It was very foggy and even snowed a little on our way down. Didn't make for the best view at the top, but this network of trails is always worth a repeat.

Sun May 26 2019

This trail was a nice drive. VERY moderate, and perfect for beginners and stock vehicles looking for a nice trail.

ohv/off road driving
snow
Tue May 21 2019

nice easy trial. actually ran it both directions over the weekend. nice easy 4x4 trial with some great views. got lucky and even had some fresh snow.

Sat Apr 27 2019

Closed as of 4/27

ohv/off road driving
Mon Nov 12 2018

easy forest service roads for off roading any AWD or 4x4 can make it through those roads

mountain biking
Sat Jul 28 2018

Loved this trail and wish it wasn't so far from Los Angeles. Having grown used to riding the San Gabriels, where you pedal up for several miles and are rewarded with amazing descents, this was a welcome, but challenging change. Skyline starts off with a short climb and then winds it's way up and down flowy single track surrounded by amazing views. The trail has something to offer anyone who enjoys xc mountain biking: occasional rock gardens, small drops, burmed twists through forrested trails and switch-backed hillsides. I'm not used to riding at such a high elevation, nor riding over constant rollers, so the trail did leave me a little winded by the end, but definitely looking forward to visiting it again soon! As a side note: I parked at Aspen Picnic area and rode through town to the trail head at the top of Club View Drive to make it a loop. I imagine it could be done as an out and back if you have that much time and energy.

Wed Jan 03 2018

Awesome views! Wildlife in the area. Lots of foot traffic. Easy to follow trails.

hiking
Tue Nov 28 2017

Awesome hike just be listening for mountain bikers.

mountain biking
Sun Nov 26 2017

hiking
Thu Nov 16 2017

Parked at Club View Dr. and Skyline Dr. Then entered the trail at Radford Rd. at Skyline Rd. The trail is nice and the views were real nice. I hiked past Grand View Point then turned around and went down Pine Knot Trail, which dropped me off at Aspen Park. About 10 miles.

hiking
Wed Jul 26 2017

mountain biking
Thu Apr 27 2017

The trail meanders alongside the fire road but if you don't look closely you may never see it. This is probably the reason for the bad reviews previously. They probably weren't even on the trail. The trail is fantastic I had a blast. It's pretty remote so I recommend you bring a friend. Trail condition was impeccable. I don't think I ran over a single pine cone. Trail was 100% double track. Nothing too steep, minimal rock gardens. Nice berms but no real jumps.

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