Big Pine Flat Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This long, easy-going trail follows a winding route through San Bernardino National Forest from Green Valley to Big Bear City. Along the way it passes through a variety of forest scenery and the historic Holcomb Valley. The trail leaves the paved road near Green Valley Lake and follows a graded dirt road around the side of the range before dropping down to cross through Crab Creek. There are several excellent places to camp along this road. You can choose between the forest service campgrounds at Crab Creek and the very pretty Big Pine Flat, as well as many backcountry sites, either just off the main graded route or along one of the numerous side trails. The area is popular with all types of OHV enthusiasts, and there are lots of trails to explore, most of which do not appear on maps of the region. The trails use the green, blue, and black rating system and are clearly marked as to the type of OHVs that can use them. ATV owners should note that many of the roads and trails allow street legal vehicles only. Special Attractions: Points of historic interest in and around Holcomb Valley; Excellent backcountry camping; Access to a network of graded dirt roads and off-road trails. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any)."