The alpine town of Big Bear, California has the privilege of being the only mountain recreational spot in all of Southern California, as well as a gorgeous place to explore and immerse yourself within the bounties of nature. Here, visitors can see stark mountain peaks, lush swathes of forest, sparkling streams and rivers, and the glistening waters of lakes like Big Bear Lake—the town’s namesake man-made lake that provides plentiful fishing and marinas from which you can hit the water on a boating excursion.
Possibly the best way to experience Big Bear Lake without jumping in is to take a hike along Big Bear Lake Trail, which winds its way along the northern shore of the lake. Read on below to learn more about this incredibly scenic trail.
What You Can Expect to Find on Big Bear Lake Trail
Even though Big Bear Lake Trail has received a moderate difficulty rating, locals say it’s one of the easiest hiking trails around. This out and back trail spans five and a half miles of paved trail. Many residents and visitors alike love walking and running on the trail, soaking up the magnificent lakefront views here.
Big Bear Lake Trail is popular enough to receive a mild amount of traffic, but you’ll never feel overcrowded. It’s also kid-friendly, and a favored site for biking, fishing, bird-watching, and stopping to smell the wildflowers during the warmer months. The trail is still beautiful during the winter, with snow-covered pines and clear, crisp air to accompany your view looking out over Big Bear Lake’s glossy, glass-like surface—especially if you decide to hike the trail in the morning, when the sun’s rays reflect off of the lake.
Open from March until November of each year, Big Bear Lake Trail offers a number of options for recreational activities and picturesque photo opportunities. If you decide to make Big Bear Lake Trail one of your stops during your time in Big Bear, you certainly won’t regret it!
Plan Your Stay Today with Big Bear Cabins
Contact our team of reservation specialists to find out more information on Big Bear Lake Trail and other neat attractions and activities located all around Big Bear when you book your trip in one of the cozy, rustic cabins that are available through Big Bear Cabins today.