Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
8 hours 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.

Nice hike great views

off road driving
22 hours ago

Awesome trail for beginners! Made it up no problem with stock 4x4 4Runner with all terrain tires. Great viewpoints and so glad we checked it out while in big bear. Trail can get tight and heard it is pretty popular. Luckily we didn’t see one person going either way on a early Friday morning.

Great trail with great views! Also take it slow around the sharp turns since it gets pretty narrow

mountain biking
8 days ago

Great trail

hiking
12 days ago

Great Hike!!! Not to steep. Terrain was a little rocky.

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

Was a great little hike. Remarkable beautiful views. Love this place.

hiking
17 days ago

Completed today, 4th July! Repeat to all reviews. Hot. Drank 3 Liters out. Wore good Light weight pants an sun shirt. Really help with all the thorns snags and biting things. One 4’ king snake. Great training hike.
Hike out no joke.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike with great scenery. Perfect thing to do while camping at Serrano campground. Approximately .7 miles from the campground to the trailhead. Need an adventure pass to park there if you are driving.

hiking
23 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.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice short hike with shades. Definitely do it again.

Excellent hike from the base gate up.
Take the time and talk with the volunteers in the tower. They have a lot of great area information and can point out some great sites to see.

My college friend took me and another friend who were both visiting from out of state on this hike. Was a great morning hike to experience the area and see the lake from above. We did see a rattlesnake (second time my friend has on this trail), so keep your eyes peeled near the rocky spots and your dogs close!

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!

off road driving
1 month ago

What a trail! Fun, rocky trail with some great inclines and large, sharp rocks that require a little skill to maneuver. Absolutely stunning views of the surrounding area too that you just can't beat. The first half of the trail is certainly the harder part because it's relatively smooth sailing once you get to the clearing. We did this trail in lifted tacomas but stock tires (Goodyear Wrangler). Definitely passable for stock height vehicles but 4wd is definitely a must since there's no possible way to turn around if you get stuck on the trail. Trail is very narrow on the edge of some large cliffs most of the way so be careful and pick good lines. Check out my video for a detailed report.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_HfTDjbegg

Use this trail to go on Pacific coast trail

Awesome place to hike with a toddler and a hiking backpack

hiking
1 month ago

Just did Butler Peak this morning. Very beautiful hike all the way up to the peak. Nice gradual climb, nothing too crazy. Once you're up, amazing views of Arrowhead, Big bear, Snow valley, and the High desert.

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.

I love taking my dog for a walk on this path. easy 5 mile walk with nice lakeside 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.

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.

Great trail. easy 5 mile round trip hike with nice views of the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

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

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun, but not too challenging road that lead to incredible views.

hiking
1 month ago

very nice easy trail

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great last minute hike choice. Knowing that there was a gorgeous view of Big Bear Lake waiting for us at the top made it all worth it. It’s a good moderate hike, lots of lizards and birds, many friendly fellow hikers, several bench seats at view look outs to take a break on if needed. Take water and some snacks

1 month ago

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

great hike the last 1/4 mile a killer

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