Skyline Drive

Big Bear Lake, California

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1 Review
5 out of 5
Here is a hard, 18.3-mile loop that is well worth the effort involved. The trail begins with a three-mile climb that is steep for the first mile and then becomes less difficult. Once the Skyline is reached the riding becomes easier. As you cycle along the ridge you'll traverse a series of hills, losing elevation overall. After passing the trail to Grandview Point, there are several short climbs and two moderately steep ascents tat are both over a mile long. there is plenty of descending. Two-thirds of the ride is on two-wheel-drive dirt roads. These are in good condition with some washboarding on some of the steeper sections. There is one mile of good singletrack trail. The remainder of the trip is on paved roads in good condition. This route briefly joins CA 18; exercise caution on this busy highway.
Mountain Bike! Southern California

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Mountain Bike! Southern California

by David Story, Laurie & Chris Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

Here is a hard, 18.3-mile loop that is well worth the effort involved. The trail begins with a three-mile climb that is steep for the first mile and then becomes less difficult. Once the Skyline is reached the riding becomes easier. As you cycle along the ridge you'll traverse a series of hills, losing elevation overall. After passing the trail to Grandview Point, there are several short climbs and two moderately steep ascents tat are both over a mile long. there is plenty of descending. Two-thirds of the ride is on two-wheel-drive dirt roads. These are in good condition with some washboarding on some of the steeper sections. There is one mile of good singletrack trail. The remainder of the trip is on paved roads in good condition. This route briefly joins CA 18; exercise caution on this busy highway.

©  David Story, Laurie & Chris Leman/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Big Bear Lake
Distance: 18.3
Elevation Gain: 2,060 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Late spring through fall.
Trailhead Elevation: 7,040 feet
Top Elevation: 8,100 feet
Local Contacts: San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Big Bear Lake and Moonridge.
Driving Directions: Directions to Skyline Drive

Recent Trail Reviews

4/14/2018
0


Trail Photos

Activity Feed

Apr 2018