Big Bear snowshoeing is a breathtakingly beautiful and immensely fun experience. Take a break from skiing or snowboarding and explore the beauty of the forest and snow-dusted pine trees in solitude. Leave the busy trails of the ski resorts behind and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Walk through the fresh, fallen snow and look out for animal tracks. You may see hoof prints in the snow or even encounter a squirrel or deer.
Snowshoeing in Big Bear also enables you to access trails that skiers and snowboarders can’t. It also gets your heart pumping while enjoying the great outdoors in an intense but scenic workout. This mellow, yet effective cardio workout is so fun, you won’t even realize you are getting exercise.
The trails that are popular for hiking in the summer can also be great for snowshoeing in the winter. Pine Knot Trail is an easy snowshoeing trail with parking. Park at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area and follow signs to the trailhead. The trail will head you to Grand View Point where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the San Bernardino Valley. The trail is a long one, at 6-miles round trip, so make sure to dress warm and bring plenty of food and water.
Town Trail is a shorter and more flat option for snowshoeing. The trail starts at Snow Summit and is less than 3-miles round trip. Along the way, there will be several spots where you can stop and enjoy views of the sparkling waters of Big Bear Lake.
For a truly unforgettable experience, go for a full moonlight snowshoe walk. The moonlight will be bright enough that you won’t need a headlamp as you walk through the glistening moonlit snow. Make sure to wear plenty of warm clothing and pack some warm drinks, as the temperatures are much colder at night.
Action Snowshoe offers three-hour snowshoe tours. Tours are open to everyone over the age of 10 and are suitable for all experience levels. Snowshoes and poles are provided, and an experienced guide will lead you through the pine trees and snow-capped mountains. Tours can be customized based on the skill levels in your group, and in total you will usually get 2 – 2 ½ hours on the trail. Snowshoe tours cost $87 per person and each tour needs a minimum of 2 people.
After a day in the snow, head back to your cabin and warm up in front of the fireplace. If you are looking for accommodations in near Big Bear Lake, consider booking one of our vacation homes.