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The Best Backpacking in Big Bear

Looking for the best backpacking in Big Bear? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Big Bear. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Big Bear

  • Big Bear, California

    Cougar Crest Trail

    5.58 mi / 892 ft gain
    Cougar Crest Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    Delamar Mountain via Pacific Crest Trail

    5.57 mi / 1161 ft gain
    Delamar Mountain via Pacific Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Fawnskin, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    Holcomb Creek via the PCT

    12.98 mi / 971 ft gain
    Holcomb Creek via the PCT is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • Fawnskin, California

    Butler Peak Trail

    9.36 mi / 1526 ft gain
    Butler Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • Angelus Oaks, California

    South Fork to Dollar Lake Trail

    11.3 mi / 449 ft gain
    South Fork to Dollar Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Banning, California.
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  • Angelus Oaks, California

    Dollar Lake Trail via South Fork Trail

    11.57 mi / 3028 ft gain
    Dollar Lake Trail via South Fork Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Angelus Oaks, California.
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  • Angelus Oaks, California

    San Gorgonio Mountain from Fish Creek

    19.87 mi / 4203 ft gain
    San Gorgonio Mountain from Fish Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Whitewater, California.
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  • Forest Falls, California

    Summit Mt. San Bernardino from Angelus Oaks

    16 mi / 4775 ft gain
    The trailhead is somewhat 'interesting' to get to given the dirt roads are in questionable shape and some of the roads in Angelus Oaks are not easily identifiable but I didn't have any problems finding it by closely following Google Maps.    Trailhead parking requires an Adventure Pass parking pe...
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  • Forest Falls, California

    San Bernardino Peak via Momyer Creek Trail

    16.3 mi / 5735 ft gain
    San Bernardino Peak via Momyer Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Forest Falls, California.
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  • Forest Falls, California

    Momyer to San Gorgonio

    25.19 mi / 7539 ft gain
    Momyer to San Gorgonio is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pismo Beach, California.
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  • Forest Falls, California

    Momyer Creek and Falls Creek Loop

    19.88 mi / 6476 ft gain
    Momyer Creek and Falls Creek Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Forest Falls, California.
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  • Forest Falls, California

    Vivian Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Peak

    17.83 mi / 5627 ft gain
    Vivian Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Forest Falls, California.
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  • Forest Falls, California

    San Bernardino Divide with 9 Summits

    25.56 mi / 7333 ft gain
    San Bernardino Divide with 9 Summits is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Forest Falls, California.
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  • Forest Falls, California

    North Fork Meadows Trail

    27.7 mi / 8566 ft gain
    North Fork Meadows Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Forest Falls, California.
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  • Forest Falls, California

    Loch Leven to Angelus Oaks

    9.78 mi / 2054 ft gain
    Loch Leven to Angelus Oaks is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Yucaipa, California.
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  • San Bernardino County, California

    Deep Creek Hot Springs via Bradford Ridge

    4.0
    4.75 mi / 1335 ft gain
    Located in the San Bernardino National Forest and part of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Deep Creek Hot Springs are a relaxing site for those of us without access to a Jacuzzi. There are at least 4 pools of hot (not just warm) water that you can soak in with your fellow neighbor (who may or may not...
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