Southern California Mountains Foundation

News & Updates

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 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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Update to Our Community

We are in unprecedented times. As the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to impact communities across the country and around the world, our thoughts are with our community members, volunteers, healthcare professionals, and others affected during this challenging time. At the Southern California Mountains Foundation (SCMF), we are working diligently to do our part to slow…

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