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The Best Camping in Big Bear

Looking for the best camping 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 camping spots in and near Big Bear

  • Big Bear, California

    Alpine Pedal Path

    5.08 mi / 292 ft gain
    Alpine Pedal Path is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Bear Lake, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    Rock Climb Holcomb Valley

    5.0
    Most of the drive to Holcomb Valley is done on regular paved roads until about the last hour when you get above Big Bear Lake and you start your journey on dirt roads. The road is extremely bumpy and has lots of pot holes but there are generally quite a few cars up there that don't have 4 wheel d...
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  • Big Bear, California

    Camp at Holcomb Valley Campground

    This campground is awesome! With great views, plenty of space and clean bathrooms it'll have you in for a treat! Whether it be a multiple day trip or just one night this campground is awesome. Read below for information if you are looking for a trip in the mountains! Cost: This campground is a bi...
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  • Big Bear, California

    Holcomb Valley Campground + 3N's

    2.7 mi / 203 ft gain
    Holcomb Valley Campground + 3N's is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • San Bernardino County, California

    Off-Road Jacoby Canyon

    2.9 mi
    This is now my favorite trail in the San Bernardino National Forest. Ranging from desert scenes at the bottom and pine trees at the top, you experience such high levels of outdoors feel you can't resist. This trail has so many awesome spots for camping and off-roading that it has a great mix for ...
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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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  • Big Bear, California

    Holcomb Valley OHV Road

    10.83 mi / 1135 ft gain
    Holcomb Valley OHV Road is a heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fawnskin, California.
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  • Angelus Oaks, California

    South Fork Trail to Dry Lake

    10.86 mi / 2411 ft gain
    South Fork Trail to Dry Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Angelus Oaks, 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

    Shields Peak Trail

    14.47 mi / 4219 ft gain
    Shields Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river 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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