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.

great hike the last 1/4 mile a killer

off road driving
6 days 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
29 days ago

Very nice hike with lots of panoramic views.

Great hike fairly easy,

off road driving
3 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
3 months ago

Lots of tight turns and plenty good obstacles.

hiking
3 months ago

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

Great hike

off road driving
3 months ago

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

off road driving
3 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!

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike! Great views. Nice and steady.

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

hiking
4 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
5 months ago

Awesome hike just be listening for mountain bikers.

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

on Bertha Peak Trail

6 months ago

nice trail.

hiking
6 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
6 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.

hiking
6 months ago

Starts in the North side of Big Bear. Parking lot holds about 40 cars. Some sites say its a 4 hour hike.The first 3 miles is a fairly gradual slope, kinda easy. The last 1/2 mile gets pretty steep and challenging. You get to see the pump station at the peak from time to time as you round some corners. The views are some of the best I've seen! We ran down and completed it in 2:19.

great winter hike the Sun hits this side of the mountain there for the snow melt pretty quickly making it a great winter hike and a great view of the desert side and the lake

hiking
7 months ago

This is a nice easy hike with good views. I recommend this for anyone that wants a quick hike.

7 months ago

more difficult than stated easy rating

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike with amazing views of Big Bear Lake. Not hard at all but there are some steep sections. Overall a great hike!

Loved every minute!!! Trail isn't too hard and the views are awesome

hiking
8 months ago

We hiked this trail today and it was absolutely amazing. It is a little challenging, especially towards the end getting up to the peak. The views are incredible and there are lots of little side trails and places to stop and picnic or just rest and take in the views. The place is pristine - not a single piece of trash or litter anywhere - great to see people so respectful! The weather was perfect - definitely bring a lot of water and stay hydrated - your sweat evaporates (as it should) in the altitude and so it's hard to tell you're working so hard without seeing the sweat. We had a large camelback that lasted for the trip, and a few granola bars as well. Stop by the North Shore Cafe when you're done for a drink and a bite!

hiking
8 months ago

We parked at the Cougar Crest parking lot and hiked to Bertha's Peak from there. Definitely challenging for amateur hikers but doable! The trail seems to split at one point past the PCT trail marker and its not clearly marked which direction you should take. However, if you stay to the left you will be following the access road which would be the best option for those who aren't so sure footed. If you take the fork to the right it will be a steep and rocky incline that meets up with the access road so either path will keep you headed in the right direction. We ate lunch at the peak and enjoyed the gorgeous view of Big Bear lake. Another hiker offered to take a group photo of us with the lake in the background. Very thoughtful and it created a great memory for our group!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views all along this trail. Bring plenty of water with you. The Cougars Crest portion of this trail is pretty rocky so watch your footing. The last turn onto the access road to go up to the peak is pretty steep but do able. Also must have an adventure pass when parking at the trail head or they will ticket you.

off road driving
8 months ago

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