Best trails in Big Bear City

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Looking for a great trail near Big Bear City, California? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount San Jacinto State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Whitewater Preserve or South Hills Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 26 moderate trails in Big Bear City ranging from 1.8 to 16.7 miles and from 2,972 to 8,805 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Big Bear City
Top trails (42)
#1 - Cougar Crest Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
NOTE: On site parking requires an Adventure Trail pass.Show more
#2 - Bertha Peak Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
Bertha Peak Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and tShow more
#3 - Bear Lake Woodland Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 48 m
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 Show more
#4 - Butler Peak Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
As of February 2020, the gate to enter for parking is closed. Winter Closure: Forest Service Roads 2N13 and 2N13B are part of the inventory of Annual Winter Road Closures on the Mountaintop Ranger DShow more
#5 - Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 6 h 51 m
Located in San Bernardino National Forest, the trail up to Sugarloaf Mountain offers great views of San Gorgonio, southern California's highest peak. Although the summit area does not offer all-encompShow more
#6 - Skyline Divide OHV Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
Please note: This route is CLOSED during the winter months. Please refer to the park page for updates.Show more
#7 - Crystal Mountain via PCT
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Crystal Mountain via PCT is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
#8 - Champion Lodgepole Bluff Mesa Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Champion Lodgepole Bluff Mesa Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bear City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offerShow more
#9 - Gold Mountain Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 55 m
Trail is primarily used by off road drivers. There are a couple spots you you definitely need more than stock clearance and rear lockers are helpful. Half way through there’s a nice V’d rock drop thatShow more
#10 - Siberia Creek Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 16.7 mi • Est. 10 h 21 m
Siberia Camp is accessed by 2 trails, south of Big Bear or 5 miles east of Running Springs. The latter is better maintained and is a Grand Canyon style descent of 2500 ft over 3 miles. Year- round creShow more
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