Mountain biking is a well-respected outdoor activity found in Big Bear Lake, California. Newcomers and veteran bikers alike each spend hours every day on the numerous trails found in and around the region. Skyline Trail is one such mountain biking trail that is considered to be a stand out trail in all of southern California. In fact, the trail is located just south of our rental cabins, making it a quick and easy ride to get to the starting route. Here is what you can expect from a ride through the Skyline Trail:
Miles of Beauty
You will find picturesque moments at every stop during your ride through the Skyline Trail Big Bear. As you ascend over 1,500 feet during the ride, you can get great shots of the surrounding valleys and trees before you make you descent back down. The trail reaches a peak of 7,971 feet, so you know there will be incredible views. There will not be a better moment to stop and take pictures than when you reach the peak of Snow Summit.
Long Distance Ride at the Skyline Trail
The Skyline Trail is approximately 15.2 miles long and starts at Dogwood Drive. You will traverse the terrain before finishing your ride at the Metcalf Creek. The trail starts off with a mountainside climb for just under two miles, then the switchbacks show up so you can roll up and down the hills. During the trail, you will reach the top of Snow Summit before going down the side of the mountain. Before you finish the trail, you will come across a big descent that will get your legs moving. Skyline Trail has been voted the number one single track trail in Bear Mountain. It is recommended that you enjoy Skyline Trail Big Bear during the summer and fall seasons before it gets to cold and the snow starts to fall. The trail is rated intermediate, and beginners should have a knowledgeable hiker with them before attempting.
Things to Do Nearby
While Big Bear is certainly a city dedicated to providing an amazing time on the trails, it’s also a dynamic destination packed with other options for excitement and entertainment. Whether you’re one for the water, delicious dining or opportunities to take in fantastic views, Big Bear truly has a little something for everyone. When you’re putting together your itinerary, be sure to expand on the highlights by adding these stops to the list.
Spend an Afternoon at Action Zipline Tour
Take your vantage point over Big Bear from the ground to the sky when you book some time at Action Zipline Tour. Located at 40957 Big Bear Boulevard, Action Zipline is the ultimate above-ground playground hosting nine separate lines with options to enjoy a ride that takes you anywhere from 140 feet to 860 feet across the ground! From 85 feet up in the air, guests can take in the panoramic view of the surrounding terrain in a truly unique style. Information pricing can be found by contacting the park at 909-866-0390.
Bask in the Beauty of Bluff Lake Reserve
When you’re yearning for a quiet moment of tranquility, planning to spend some time at beautiful Bluff Lake Reserve near Big Bear is a must. This gorgeous stop is located off Bluff Lake Road and is accessible by an unpaved side road that most standard vehicles can handle. Once you arrive, prepare to be inspired by your surroundings. This reserve sits at an elevation of 7,600 feet and encompasses nearly 20 acres of land. The combination of meadow, lake and pine trees stretching towards the sky is sure to impress. Plan on spending an hour or two here to walk, observe or simply take some really amazing photographs.
If you’ve traveled to Big Bear with the entire family in tow or are simply interested in the many creatures that call this area home, make your way to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge at least once while you’re in town. This impressive center dedicated to education and conservation began as a rehabilitation center for local animals and continues to do this work alongside its permanent collection to this day. The zoo first opened in 1959 and has been dedicated to conservation ever since. The zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive and general information can be found by calling 909-584-1299. The price of admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children 3 and older.
Booking with Big Bear Cabins
For your next Big Bear Lake vacation getaway, make sure to book with Big Bear Cabins. Our friendly staff will help you find the perfect cabin to stay at during your travels. All cabin rentals are a short distance away from all of the exciting attractions found around Big Bear Lake. Contact us today to help you pick out the perfect rental cabin and plan for your big getaway!
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