The Best Hiking in Big Bear

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

  • Big Bear, California

    Stanfield Preserve Boardwalk

    1.59 mi / 33 ft gain
    Stanfield Preserve Boardwalk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • 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

    Bear Lake Woodland Trail

    1.56 mi / 272 ft gain
    Bear Lake Woodland Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • Big Bear Lake, California

    Club View

    5.63 mi / 912 ft gain
    Club View is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    Skyline Divide OHV Trail

    11.85 mi / 1335 ft gain
    Skyline Divide OHV Trail is a point-to-point that takes you through a nice forest located near Sugarloaf, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    2N10 to Bear and Silvertip Peaks

    5.85 mi / 1181 ft gain
    2N10 to Bear and Silvertip Peaks is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Big Bear Lake, California.
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  • Lucerne Valley, California

    Crystal Mountain via PCT

    4.15 mi / 725 ft gain
    Crystal Mountain via PCT is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    Eye of God Trail from Burns Canyon Road

    1.91 mi / 256 ft gain
    Eye of God Trail from Burns Canyon Road is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Big Bear City, 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 Lake, California

    Bristlecone Road

    2.92 mi / 66 ft gain
    Bristlecone Road is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Big Bear Lake, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    Big Bear Discovery Center Nature Trail

    0.61 mi / 72 ft gain
    Big Bear Discovery Center Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Big Bear City, California.
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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

    Bertha Peak Trail

    7.11 mi / 1444 ft gain
    Bertha Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Bear City, California.
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  • Big Bear, California

    Hike the Cougar Crest Trail

    5.0
    6.7 mi / 938 ft gain
    On the north side of Big Bear Lake, just off the 38, you will find a turn off for the Cougar Crest Trail. The parking lot is well marked, and signs for the trailhead are easy to spot. Parking is not an issue if you come in later in the afternoon, but the hike can get crowded during peak hours. Fo...
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  • 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

    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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