Alpine Pedal Path

San Bernardino National Forest, California

Distance2.5mi
Elevation Gain464ft
Trailhead Elevation6,774ft
Top6,816ft
Elevation Min/Max6751/6816ft
Elevation Start/End6774/6774ft

Alpine Pedal Path

Alpine Pedal Path is a hiking and biking trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Bernardino National Forest. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 6,774 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 464 feet. The North Shores Elementary School (elevation 6,775 feet) school is near the trailhead. The Woodland Interpretive Trail and Juniper Point parkings, the Paddles and Pedals boat rental, the Juniper Point Picnic Area picnic site, the Paddles and Pedals bicycle rental, and the Serrano Campgrounds camp site can be seen along the trail. There are also a commercial, parkings, restroom, a waste basket, and bbqs along the trail.

Alpine Pedal Path Professional Reviews and Guides

"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 no confusing side routes or trails along the way, although those wishing for more adventure can check out the Woodland Interpretive Trail on the north side of the highway."

"A flat trail along the north shore of Big Bear Lake links the Big Bear Discovery Center, popular Cougar Crest Trail, Serrano Campground, and Meadows Edge Picnic Area. Though this trail isn’t much of a destination in itself, it makes for a pleasant excursion on foot or bicycle for those visiting the area. It is also accessible to strollers and wheelchairs."

"Yes, it’s paved and flat, but loved by young and not-so-young canines for its forest setting and multiple opportunities to set paws on the sandy beach and in the cool waters of Big Bear Lake. Dog owners happily tag along to enjoy the surrounding mountain and lake vistas.

Long before Big Bear Lake was developed into the year-round “tourist central” mountain community it is now, Serrano Indians (people of the mountains) and grizzly bears roamed the lush meadows of Yahaviat (Pine Place). A small lake referred
to as Lower Bear Lake sat in the valley, which nearby ranchers called Big Bear Valley. In 1884 a narrow gorge at the west end of Big Bear Valley became the site of a rock dam that created Big Bear Lake, a 5-mile- long reservoir hailed as the “largest
man-made lake in the world.”"

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Trail Information

San Bernardino National Forest
Nearby City
San Bernardino National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Mountaintop Ranger District Big Bear Discovery Center, P.O. Box 69, 40971 N. Shore Dr./Hwy. 38, Fawnskin 92333; (909) 382-2790. San Bernardino fs.usda.gov/sbnf
Local Contacts
USGS Fawnskin; San Bernardino National Forest; Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation map
Local Maps

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Oct 2018