Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Big Bear City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

good hike with great views from the peak. very steep near the top. my dog also liked it.

Nice but more of a road than a trail for the majority of the distance. Not terribly well marked and easy to get off on an alternate route. The last 1/4 to 1/2 mike is very steep.

hiking
22 days ago

Hiked the trail starting at about 830. There's a small dirt parking lot at the end of the pavement, however, my friend and I parked at the ski resort. The majority of the route is a dirt road, with a deviation onto a well worn bike path, before returning to the dirt road for the last leg to the top. We had to step into the brush every so often to make room for trucks coming up and down the road. Headphones NOT recommended due to bicycle and vehicle traffic during the hike, keep your ears open. There is a restaurant at the top of the hill, the Skyline Taphouse. It was nice to have a midpoint to stop and have a beer and a bite to eat, but I would check their hours if that's your plan, and prepare to pay an inflated price. It is a solid incline the whole way, but not quite something I would say is "moderate", as the description states. The small blue spots are not lakes, just big pits, and are fenced off. Perhaps this changes during the winter. Overall, a solid well-marked and well-maintained path. Smells good too.

Definitely a “moderate”, not an “easy”. Dirt road to access was fine in our regular car as we took it slow, a lot of potholes but they weren’t too deep. Parked on a small pull out just before PCT. Really nice trail but a lot of steep climbing on a dirt road (especially near the top). The PCT options made it much nicer lower down. 4miles rt.

Love this trail.. JKU 3.5” lift with 35’s no lockers

off road driving
1 month ago

first time taking out my xj sport with 30s and 3inch lift. we made it all the way had so much fun. just 4.l and pick your line and smooth throttle control and you will be good.

off road driving
1 month ago

Stock 2017 JKUR HR can do this with a little rock stacking. Trail is mostly flat, 4 or 5 semi challenging obstacles. Couple scratches on the gas tank skid plate.

I did Bertha Peak about week or so ago for the first time, and it was a good hike up until you get to the climb for Bertha itself and then it becomes challenging. definitely a good workout and climb, and the view of the lake once you're up there is pretty badass. definitely recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail the last 1/4 miles is pretty tuff worth the view though

off road driving
1 month ago

Not really a fan. A couple of moderately difficult step ups early on but this whole trail is nothing but rock. Not the challenging types of rocks, just rocks. And more rocks. To the extent that we just turned around at about the half way point cause it just wasn’t fun. Relentless rock bumps that just got old fast. As I mentioned, we didn’t do the whole trail so it’s possible that it gets better further up but I don’t think so.

great hike the last 1/4 mile a killer

off road driving
2 months ago

Great trail. Some minor challenges without lockers in a lifted 17’ JKU with 35” tires. Really only would have engaged them once but a little bump and we were up and over.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike with lots of panoramic views.

Great hike fairly easy,

off road driving
5 months ago

Great off road trail with two harder obstacles. Took 3 hours with photo ops taking our time. Moving time was 1.5 hours.

off road driving
5 months ago

Lots of tight turns and plenty good obstacles.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views. Moderately challenging at the end with large incline. Overall pretty nice hike.

Great hike

off road driving
5 months ago

Fun off road trail, second obstacle can be tricky when wet.

off road driving
5 months ago

I conquered this with the help from an off road crew of great guys!
I have a stock JKU 4 door and made it by going slow and easy!
Beautiful trail and the rocks are amazing sounding as you ride over them! It’s surreal!

6 months ago

good hike, great views, ruined with a giant satellite at the top.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing hike! Great views. Nice and steady.

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

hiking
6 months ago

Nice view from the top. The cougar crest half isn’t to bad but once you hit the road there are some good climbs.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hike just be listening for mountain bikers.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with easy to follow trail. You can park for free at the big bear discovery centre & walk along the short connection trail from there to the start of the trail head.

mountain biking
7 months ago

on Bertha Peak Trail

8 months ago

nice trail.

hiking
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

I began at Polique Canyon Road (2N09) at PCT. Hiked to base of Delamar Mountain, where PCT and Delamar Mountain Road intersects. At this point, utilized GPS to find the trail, hard to find. About a quarter of the way up you can start seeing the trail.

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