Best trails in Big Bear Lake

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Looking for a great trail near Big Bear Lake, California? AllTrails has 18 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 Mount Rubidoux Park or Whitewater Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Big Bear Lake ranging from 1.2 to 13.3 miles and from 6,660 to 8,503 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 Lake
Top trails (18)
#1 - Castle Rock Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Castle Rock Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#2 - Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
NOTE: You will need an adventure pass to park. The Pine Knot Trail starts at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area and features oaks, pines, wildflowers, and spectacular views of Big Bear Lake. Continue in a pShow more
#3 - Champion Lodgepole via Castle Rock Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
This hike takes you to the worlds largest lodgepole. If you have more than an hour then this is the hike to take in Big Bear. It is easy to get to the Champion Lodgepole. It is over 450 years old andShow more
#4 - Castle Rock Peak
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 52 m
Castle Rock Peak is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#5 - Alpine Pedal Path Trail
Big Bear Lake, California
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Alpine Pedal Path Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#6 - Rim of the World Scenic Byway: San Bernardino to Redlands
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 87.8 mi
Rim of the World Scenic Byway: San Bernardino to Redlands is a 87.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and isShow more
#7 - San Bernadino Town Trail
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 50 m
This is a trail in Big Bear between 2N08 and Thrush Dr. Some of the surrounding areas are private property. Please be sure to stay on the Town trail and avoid wandering onto private property.Show more
#8 - Snow Summit Log Chute Loop
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Snow Summit Log Chute Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail ofShow more
#9 - Trick or Treat and Plantation
San Bernardino National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Trick or Treat and Plantation is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numberShow more
#10 - Aga Ridge Trail to Bow Canyon Trail Loop
Big Bear Lake, California
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
The Aga Ridge trail joins with the Bow Canyon Trail to create a loop.Show more
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