Woodland Trail

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Woodland Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop 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 March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

bugs

old growth

Lake Views, Interpretive Signs and Brochures, Well-Maintained Trail The Woodland Trail provides an excellent introduction to and explanation of the flora indigenous to Big Bear Lake. An informative interpretive guide is provided at the trailhead, with descriptions corresponding to the twenty numbered signs along the trail. Differences between Western Juniper and Incense Cedar are explained, and a number of very common plants discovered at this altitude are identified. The approximately one-and-one half mile loop features mildly steep sections along a well-maintained trail, making this hike is an appropriate warm-up hike for "flatlanders" adjusting to the mountain altitude prior to treks along the Cougar Crest or Gray's Peak trails located nearby, and spectacular lake views existing near the loop's completion provide an enjoyable experience for hikers of nearly every level of ability.

hiking
11 minutes ago

First time hiking this trail. Our 6 year old had no problem keeping up and led the way most of the hike. Great scenery.

mountain biking
8 days ago

Great trail

hiking
23 days ago

Nice short hike with shades. Definitely do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

We had a great time under the shade of the beautiful trees. Lots of opportunity to sit and enjoy the views of what’s left of the sadly drying up Big Bear Lake- come see it before it’s a thing of our past. Lots of locals and tourists but not too much traffic for a weekday summer hike. Easy parking. The public restroom was pretty gross! This is a super easy hike. A 5 year old could handle it!

1 month ago

Awesome place to hike with a toddler and a hiking backpack

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for the whole family. We took our 10, 6, and 3 year olds. The 3 year old was super tired and wanted to be carried part of the way, but it was an easy hike for us and it was a great first hike for the kids. Great views.

1 month ago

Woodland trail is a nice easy little hike. went there about 3 weeks ago and saw a rattlesnake taking in some sun. if you decide to go, keep your eyes open as it's getting a lot warmer and they're starting to come out.

hiking
1 month ago

very nice easy trail

1 month ago

Loved with with a 2 year old and a small dog. It was just perfect 1 hour easy hike

hiking
2 months ago

Took our five kids on the trail. It was easy for all ages (youngest is 3). We all loved the nature facts at each station! Lots of great views, too!

hiking
2 months ago

A perfect trail if you’re looking for a quick nature stroll! Thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and there were some pretty views over the lake. Family friendly and should be doable for most everyone. There were a few uphills, but nothing too bad. The parking lot has a decent amount of spots, but does require an adventure pass.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and of the lake as well. Big Bear is a beautiful and very scenic area with a lot of outdoor activities to offer whether during the skiing season or not. The trail has a few inclines that can be difficult if you're not in shape or have any medical issues. Great place just to hang out as there are picnic areas around the lake. Can easily make a nice day out it. Plenty of near by trails as well that range from easy to more advanced levels.

hiking
2 months ago

Nothing exciting, but good if you're in the area with younger kids who aren't up to a mountain hike.

2 months ago

If you are wanting a quick hike that is not challenging, this is it. For me, it was a workout! That was mainly because my son (aged 8 and has special needs) decided 1/2 way that he was not going to walk. I had to carry all 70lbs of him out. That said, even then, the hike was doable.

hiking
3 months ago

I really enjoyed the hike on this cool morning. So much to see. Great views, birds, lizards.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is perfect for all skill levels. We just wanted a more leisurely hike and this was perfect. It Has small “rolling hills” that would make it perfect for trail running too.

7 months ago

Cool little hike takes me like 30-45 mins or so great view of the Lake ! love this trail its a great workout going up hill and then down. Good for training for bigger hikes..

8 months ago

Great hike with the kids (9 & 12 y/o). Grabbed a map at the parking lot and took turns reading about each of the 16 markers.

8 months ago

loved it & very dog friendly.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice scenic trail with a bunch of marked destinations to learn about.

9 months ago

fun and great for my five yr old!

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is perfect for us. We are new to hiking and have 4 and 6 year old daughters. This is a good introduction and great for kids.

hiking
9 months ago

This hiking trail is perfect for a family with small kids! We had a blast! It has 16 check in spots, make sure you get a map before starting, they are located by the trail entrance. Also, you will need a parking pass to park in the lot. We loved learning and hiking together. It's about a mile and a half. Enjoy!

walking
9 months ago

A simple loop trail with interpretive signs and a handout.

9 months ago

Super easy trail. Perfect for beginners. Went with my sister who carried a baby on her back the entire time. My dog had a blast. We didn't see very many people. Definitely a fun little trail.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Fun little trail. Great view. Bit of a workout and some easy fun

hiking
10 months ago

Simple, great for first time hikers and little ones.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome hike for the family! Not so easy its boring but not to hard either. Me and my son in our osprey poco ag and my pregnant wife and dog lived it! Nice little views of the lake and beautiful trees and flowers! Would do it again!

hiking
11 months ago

7/29/17. A nice little nature walk, not difficult. Saw lots of kids and small dogs on this trail. Wide, maintained trail with good amounts of shade.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike that I picked for two kids and two infants in Ergos. The little paw print facts were fun for the kids to learn some info while hiking.

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