Experience the scenic splendor of Big Bear vacations in Southern California, and reserve relaxing accommodations at Northwoods Resort and Conference Center, offering comfort for your stay and excitement for your day with prime access to incredible hiking in Big Bear.
Discover Big Bear Valley National Forest, a peaceful sanctuary where an escape to nurture yourself is made better yet by awe-inspiring nature around every corner. The Big Bear hiking trails are many, so whether you're visiting with family or here for a trial of your best trekking skills, there's a scenic route and view for you. Big Bear hiking doesn't get any better than this!
Find the perfect daytrip (and a map) by choosing from 39 miles of trails that form part of the renowned Pacific Crest Trail. Your options include:
Alpine Pedal Path (3.5 mi - Very Easy)
Asphalt path along the north shore of Big Bear Lake, ideal for hikers, skaters, joggers, strollers and wheelchairs.
Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail (.6 mi round-trip - Easy)
South side of Big Bear Lake, streamside; ends at Champion Lodgepole Pine, one of the largest in California.
The Woodland Trail (1.5 mile loop - Easy)
Nature trail with 20 post stops - self-guided tour about botany, geology, and dry woodlands; parking available with Adventure Pass.
The Grandview Loop Bike Trail (9 mi - Low Intermediate)
Starting at Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair, 3 miles of rolling ride to Grandview Point, returns to Snow Summit.
Grout Bay Bike Trail (13 mi - Intermediate)
From Hanna Flat campground, trail climbs and descends to end at Fawnskin.
John Bull Loop Bike Trail (14.9 mi - Intermediate)
From Van Dusen Canyon, 3.4 mi climbs to Holcomb Valley before steepening to ruts and sand looping back to the beginning.
Cougar Crest Trail (4-5.5 mi - Moderate/Difficult)
Starts at HWY 38, subtle inclining path ends at the juncture of the Pacific Crest Trail.
To use some of the various trailheads and "High Impact Recreation Areas", you'll need to purchase an Adventure Pass ($5 daily; for more information on purchasing your pass, see the Website ).
Whether you're looking to bike or backpack your way through Big Bear Valley, you'll find an adventure to adore during your visit from near, or far.