When the mountains call, sometimes they don’t give any instructions for how to get there. That’s when you take out your 4×4 and head for the hills! Of course, the back country makes for some great off-roading too. In fact, there’s plenty of great terrain to try out while you’re in Big Bear! Here are just a few of the many trails you can find throughout the San Bernardino Mountains, all conveniently close to Big Bear. Read more about Off-road trails in Big Bear below:
Gold Fever Trail
This is a rather easy trail, appreciated for its accessibility. Its loop shape makes it great for an easy trip. Located north of Big Bear Lake, this is also the road used by many tour groups in the area.
2N90: Tip Top Mountain
This is an out-and-back trail that will get the oil flowing! It’s a moderate climb, with some rocks a foot tall and some water crossings a foot deep, depending on the weather. You’ll need the four-wheel drive for this one. However, the trail should be wide enough that you don’t need to worry about squeezes. The top is worth the trip, with some beautiful panoramas!
Cactus Flat OHV Area
The area has some beautiful trails, so it’s worth a look. The lower entrance is easy to access, and a great spot for beginners. You can find it by heading northeast on Highway 18 and turning Right on Cactus Road past Baldwin Lake.
Book a Tour!
Are you looking to get into off-roading? Big Bear companies can help! Whether you haven’t tried before, don’t have the equipment, or prefer an expert local’s take on the area, taking an off-roading tour may be just the thing to get to know the area better. Big Bear Off-Road Adventures and Big Bear Jeep Adventure are both happy to get you through these trails, letting you see the less-traveled corners. Let off-roading in Big Bear be your next adventure!
Off Roading In Big Bear
If off-roading is your thrill, consider all of the other ways Big Bear offers to head off the beaten path! From kayaking on the lake to shredding snow down the mountains to take scenic chair-lift routes, Big Bear Lake is the perfect place for off-roaders of all persuasions! Embrace your inner explorer, and when you return to civilization, have a comfortable cabin waiting for you. Let Big Bear Cabins supply your home base for between your off-road expeditions. With amenities aplenty to help you relax after wandering the wilderness, Big Bear Cabins in Big Bear Lake make the perfect vacation adventure—book our cabins today!