Hiking in Big Bear

Hiking in a scenic mountain setting like Big Bear means that you and your traveling companions have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the area’s breathtaking wilderness firsthand. Find out more about Big Bear hiking trails down below!

Immerse Yourself in the Picturesque Scenery of Big Bear Hiking 

Hikers of all skills and abilities will find a trail to love with the extensive network of Big Bear hiking trails. Whether you’re not too experienced with hiking or you just want to go on an easy, laid-back Big Bear hike, the best places to start are Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail and Woodland Trail for hiking in Big Bear and Alpine Pedal Path on the northern shore of Big Bear Lake for a nice paved walk.

The Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail is just over a half-mile long, taking hikers to one of the tallest trees in all of Big Bear: the Champion Lodgepole Pine. Woodland Trail offers beautiful sights as well, while the Alpine Pedal Path is two miles long and exposes visitors to gorgeous views of Big Bear Lake along the way.

On the opposite end of the difficulty spectrum is Cougar Crest Trail. For any hiker looking for a challenge, Cougar Crest Trail might be the best Big Bear hiking trail around, as its four to five-and-a-half mile-length makes it one of the longer trails around and it links up with the amazing Pacific Crest Trail. You’ll encounter the trailhead at a half-mile past the Discovery Center.

Hikers seeking trails that are more challenging than a nature walk and less challenging than Cougar Crest Trail might want to try Pine Knot Trail or Castle Rock Trail. The trailhead for Pine Knot Trail starts in the Aspen Glen Picnic Area and takes hikers through a winding path lined with white fir and Jeffrey pine trees until you reach Grand View Point, for a total of six miles.

Castle Rock Trail, meanwhile, can be found along Big Bear Lake’s southern shore. It’s a popular Big Bear hiking trail for its sweeping views that span a full three hundred and sixty degrees of panoramic sights, making the mild two and a half-mile length of the trail more than worth it.

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