Experience Package – Available with a Big Bear Vacations Cabin Rental!
To book this experience call: 855-638-3971
Big Bear Jeep Experience gives you a choice of driving yourself or enjoying a guided tour from the pros. You follow the tour guide through an exciting and educational tour along some of the hundreds of miles of Jeep trails throughout Big Bear Valley. The Big Bear Jeep Experience offer tours for the whole family, and their most popular kid-friendly tour explores Holcomb Valley and ends with exploring an old miner’s settlement. They also have more intermediate and advanced tour options!
Gold Fever Trail Through Holcomb Valley
This trip is a beginner sightseeing tour. Your guide will take you along the historic Gold Fever Trail where you will see the Lucky Baldwin Mine, the Hangman Tree, and other historic landmarks. The trip lasts anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half and costs $199 for a 2-door Jeep and $249 for a 4-door Jeep.
The Squeeze is another beginner trip with an introduction to four-wheel drive. The trip follows the Gold Fever Trail, passing the Lucky Baldwin Mine and the Hangman Tree. You will then turn off the trail and drive over terrain that requires four-wheel drive. Guests will also have the chance to drive through a feature known as “The Squeeze.” The Squeeze lasts around 2 hours and costs $299 or a 2-door Jeep and $359 for a 4-door Jeep.
John Bull Jr.
John Bull Jr. is one of the most popular intermediate trips. This trip will show you what the Jeeps are capable of by driving over terrain that requires you to be in the four low-gear range. This trip also includes “The Squeeze.
You will then drive the John Bull Jr. Trail, which takes you up a hill, over obstacles like boulders, along a narrow ledge, and back down the hill. The whole trip takes around 3 hours and there will be plenty of opportunities to take photos of the gorgeous landscape. The John Bull Jr. trip costs $399 for a 2-door Jeep and $459 for a 4-door Jeep.
Gold Mountain, also known as the Badge of Honor Trail, is the most advanced trail drive. This trail is full of rich history, amazing views, and challenging terrain. Your guide will take you past many famous features including the Ledge, the Brain, and the Rock Garden, passing many other exciting rock formations and terrain along the way. After you complete the Gold Mountain Trail, you can attempt any of the other 41 trails that are part of the Badge of Honor Trail system.
The advanced Gold Mountain trip takes around 4 hours in total and costs $525 for a 2-door Jeep and $599 for a 4-door Jeep.
If you want to drive one of the Jeeps, you must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. All participants are required to wear sturdy shoes as well as weather appropriate clothing, as you may need to get out and walk.