Southern California Mountains Foundation

News & Updates

Music in the Mountains Update

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Music in the Mountain concert series this year, but don’t worry ‘bout a thing, ‘cause every little thing’s gonna be alright. The good news is, in 2022, we plan to turn the beat around with a fun, exciting season of Music in the Mountains, stronger than ever in…

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National Trails Day: Big Bear Trails Hosts with the Most

Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF) Trails Program for the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® June 5, 2021 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on multiple trails throughout the valley. Hospitality kiosks will be located at Cougar Crest, the Pacific Crest Trail at Cushenberry Summit, Aspen Glen, and the Woodland Trail. Visit a…

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Bobby Vega

Community Celebrates Upgrades to Bobby Vega Park

Community members will gather to celebrate the completion of a walking path and installation of fitness equipment at Bobby Vega Park, named for a champion of San Bernardino County youth. They will be joined by community members and elected officials. The Bobby Vega Park Improvement Project was funded through Prop 68 funds that were secured…

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Southern California Mountains Foundation Seeks Public Input on OHV State Grants

The Southern California Mountains Foundation will be seeking public input for their upcoming State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD) preliminary grant that will be submitted on March 1, 2021, with the final grant applications due June 7, 2021. California state regulations require public input prior to the preliminary application deadline for this…

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Maple Hills Trails Complex Phase One is Now Ready

The High School Trail in Big Bear Valley is Now Open to the Public     October 2020, Fawnskin CA.  The first of three trails in the Maple Hills Trails Complex is now open for public use in Big Bear. Adding to the extensive trail network in the San Bernardino Mountains, the Maple Hills Trail Complex…

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Maple Hill Complex Volunteers

National Public Lands Day – 2020

Next Saturday, September 26, is NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY. We are thrilled to celebrate this day at Big Bear’s new trail system - the Maple Hills Complex. To date, we have completed just over 4 miles of this new trail system. This Saturday for NPLD, trails volunteers will be installing signs, cutting brush, and completing…

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The Discovery Center is Temporarily Closed

The Big Bear Discovery Center will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, November 11, 2019 for renovations. It is anticipated to reopen in the summer of 2020. During this time, forest information and Adventure Passes can be obtained at the Big Bear Visitor Center located at: 40824 Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 or visit  https://www.bigbear.com/travel-tools/visitor-center/. …

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OHV Trails

OHV Input Being Sought

SCMF is seeking public comments on two preliminary grants submitted on March 2, 2020 to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVRD). These draft applications were based on public and staff feedback given in January and February and seek to support OHV education and safety efforts in the San Bernardino National Forest…

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