The beauty of California’s lush, dense San Bernardino National Forest and the Big Bear Lake area has few parallels to be found anywhere else. When you stay in a Big Bear Cabin, you can experience the joys of hiking the many nature trails that give Big Bear its distinct, panoramic views and invigorating outdoor recreation opportunities. Read on to learn more about why Big Bear hiking offers the most brilliant chances to immerse yourself in gorgeous, natural surroundings!
The Best Big Bear Hiking Trails
There are plenty of Big Bear, CA, hiking and nature trails of all types of intensities, in order to accommodate hikers of various skill-levels.
For visitors who want an easy, pleasant hike, the Alpine Pedal Path, Woodland Trail, and Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail offer gentle trails, self-guided tours of the local botany and wildlife by pamphlet, and spectacular views. Of these three trails, Alpine Pedal Path is the longest at two and a half miles, while Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail is the shortest at just over one half of a mile.
Hikers that are seeking a moderate climb will want to explore Castle Rock Trail, which is two and a half miles round-trip, or Pine Knot Trail, which consists of six miles round-trip. Castle Rock is one of the most popular trails in Big Bear because of its stunning, 360- degree views. Pine Knot Trail begins in the Aspen Glen Picnic Area and winds through swathes of Jeffrey Pine and White Fir trees up to Grand View Point.
Finally, if you’re an experienced hiker who is looking for a challenge, Cougar Crest Trail might be the one for you. Spanning four to five and a half miles, the trail begins half of a mile past the Discovery Center and takes hikers through a diverse range of environments, from a gentle up-hill climb to the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail.
Big Bear Cabins – Dedicated to Making Vacations Memorable
Our team of vacation planners can offer a local knowledge of the Big Bear area and all of the fun, exciting attractions and activities that are waiting for you when you stay in our Big Bear cozy cabins! From hiking in Big Bear and mountain biking to skiing and snowboarding, there are always things to do in Big Bear all year long. We guarantee you’ll have a great time!