Best Trails Near Big Bear CA

Big Bear has 17 trails in the vicinity, including 17 hiking trails and 4 for horseback riding. These trails range from 0.8 to 22 miles in length. The longest trail in Big Bear is San Gorgonio Peak via Fish Creek Trail a well-known trail measuring 22 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are San Gorgonio Peak via Fish Creek Trail, San Gorgonio Mountain and Woodland Interpretive Trail. Trails.com member Jon K. recently completed San Gorgonio Peak via Fish Creek Trail.

More information on the best trails in Big Bear can be found below.
  • San Gorgonio Peak via Fish Creek Trail

    2 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    The trail begins in the wilderness and its beauty is apparent from the very first steps. Wildflowers blossom and green grasses grow alongside the banks of beautiful Fish Creek. As the path wanders ...
    •  11 hours or overnight
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins in the wilderness and its beauty is apparent from the very first steps. Wildflowers blossom and green grasses ...

  • San Gorgonio Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    The barren, talus-strewn summit of San Gorgonio Mountain (or Greyback, after its steely gray appearance from the valleys below) receives dozens of hikers on most fine-weather weekends. No hiker, ...
    •  10 hours
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    The barren, talus-strewn summit of San Gorgonio Mountain (or Greyback, after its steely gray appearance from the valleys ...

  • Aspen Grove

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    In October each year, the leaves of quaking aspens (Populus tremuloides) turn bright yellow for a few short weeks and then drop from the trees. Aspen Grove is one of only two places in California ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    In October each year, the leaves of quaking aspens (Populus tremuloides) turn bright yellow for a few short weeks and then ...

  • Dollar Lake

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Sparkling and silvery like a freshly minted silver dollar, Dollar Lake lies cupped amid a talus-frosted natural bowl, not far below the great divide of San Bernardino Mountain. Snow lingers late ...
    •  7 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Sparkling and silvery like a freshly minted silver dollar, Dollar Lake lies cupped amid a talus-frosted natural bowl, not ...

  • Forsee Creek Trail

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Tucked amid the tall, straight trunks of lodgepole pines at nearly 2 miles above sea level, the wind-sheltered and mostly bug-free Trail Fork Camp is a peak bagger’s delight. Just above the trail ...
    •  8 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Tucked amid the tall, straight trunks of lodgepole pines at nearly 2 miles above sea level, the wind-sheltered and mostly ...

  • Cougar Crest Trail

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Big Bear Lake, with its popular resorts and ski areas, offers some fine hiking experiences for those willing to stretch their legs a bit. A number of old roads and trails lace the slopes south ...
    •  2½ hours or 3½ hours
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Big Bear Lake, with its popular resorts and ski areas, offers some fine hiking experiences for those willing to stretch their ...

  • Delamar Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Delamar Mountain stands 8,398 feet tall on the divide separating the Holcomb Creek drainage from Big Bear Lake. From its rocky, forested summit, you are rewarded with a superb panorama of the ...
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Delamar Mountain stands 8,398 feet tall on the divide separating the Holcomb Creek drainage from Big Bear Lake. From its ...

  • Exploration Trail

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    The Exploration Trail was completed in August 2005 as part of the Forest Service Centennial Project to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Forest Service. It parallels the Keller Peak road through ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Exploration Trail was completed in August 2005 as part of the Forest Service Centennial Project to celebrate the 100th ...

  • Exploration Trail

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    The Exploration Trail was completed in August 2005 as part of the Forest Service Centennial Project to celebrate the 100th birthday of the U.S. Forest Service. It parallels the Keller Peak Rd. ...
    •  4 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Exploration Trail was completed in August 2005 as part of the Forest Service Centennial Project to celebrate the 100th ...

  • Aspen Grove

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Hike along a lovely alpine stream to view Southern California’s only grove of quaking aspens. Lush perennial streams, alpine lakes, high peaks, tall coniferous pines, and even a grove of quaking ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike along a lovely alpine stream to view Southern California’s only grove of quaking aspens. Lush perennial streams, alpine ...

  • Poopout Hill

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Hike to San Bernardino’s premier wilderness and take in the fine views of the back side of San Gorgonio Mountain. Wildflowers you’re likely to see along the trail include common varieties of ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike to San Bernardino’s premier wilderness and take in the fine views of the back side of San Gorgonio Mountain. Wildflowers ...

  • Jenks Lake

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Hike along a beautiful old logging road to a magnificent ten acre mountain lake. Much of the route travels through lush and fertile woodlands. Pines grow tall here, and the flora of the forest ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.75 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike along a beautiful old logging road to a magnificent ten acre mountain lake. Much of the route travels through lush and ...

  • Whispering Pines and Ponderosa Vista Nature Trails

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Hike two interpretive trails on opposite sides of the highway, enjoying the beauty of the forest while discovering intriguing facts about your surroundings and the natural history of the region. ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike two interpretive trails on opposite sides of the highway, enjoying the beauty of the forest while discovering intriguing ...

  • Woodland Interpretive Trail

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Hike through a lovely forested area and learn about the natural surroundings of the Big Bear region. The Woodland Interpretive Trail is one hike in a series of interpretive trails located around ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through a lovely forested area and learn about the natural surroundings of the Big Bear region. The Woodland Interpretive ...

  • Alpine Pedal Path

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Hike along a paved path that wanders along the edge of Big Bear Lake. It’s fun for the whole family. Visitors using the path can enjoy benches along the way and even a picnic area. There are ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike along a paved path that wanders along the edge of Big Bear Lake. It’s fun for the whole family. Visitors using the path ...

  • Siberia Creek

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Hike through magnificent forest, visit a giant tree, take in amazing views, enjoy seasonal Siberia Creek, and marvel at the large granite boulder formations. Siberia Creek is located in a beautiful, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through magnificent forest, visit a giant tree, take in amazing views, enjoy seasonal Siberia Creek, and marvel at the ...

  • National Children’s Forest—Trail of the Phoenix

    0 Reviews

    Big Bear, CA

    Visit America’s first National Children’s Forest—a unique outdoor classroom designed by children to teach children about forest ecology and land stewardship.
    •  1 hour
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Visit America’s first National Children’s Forest—a unique outdoor classroom designed by children to teach children about ...