Big Bear Trails

Trails get us outside, keep us healthy, and help us see the wonder and beauty of the natural lands in the San Bernardino National Forest. They also require care and maintenance.

The Forest Service manages the vast majority of our San Bernardino National Forest trails, but current federal budgets can’t keep up with annual trail work needs. Without regular maintenance, trails fall into disrepair, making them unusable and potentially even harmful to the natural environment. That’s why the San Bernardino National Forest, City of Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, and the Southern California Mountains Foundation have united to form the Trails Advisory Group. This group is dedicated to improving the non-motorized trails across Big Bear, and is hoping you will participate in the Adopt-A-Trail Program to help!

Cleaning a mountain, or maintaining its cleanliness, involves several considerations due to the vast and rugged terrain.
Mountain biking is an exhilarating outdoor activity that involves riding specially designed bicycles off-road, typically on rugged terrain such as mountain trails, forest paths, or dirt roads.

Enjoy the beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains by delving deep into the forest by hiking or mountain biking on a network of trails designed to bring you closer to nature.  

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Your donation will help protect trails for everyone, now and for the future.

Each year our programs have a positive impact on Public Lands!

What We Have Done:

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Trails cared for and maintained by staff and volunteers.

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Volunteer Hours donated generously from families, locals, and more.

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Adopt-a-Trail Days where you can donate time or money.

What’s Happening on the Trail

initiatives that engage volunteers and community groups in the stewardship and maintenance of hiking trails and outdoor recreational areas

Adopt-a-Trail

The Adopt-A-Trail Program steps in to help our trails by giving individuals, families, friends, groups, businesses, and clubs of any size, an opportunity to adopt a section of trail on an annual basis. Each sponsor supports their Adopted Trail through financial contributions and volunteer trail work.
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Mountain trekking, also known as mountain hiking or mountaineering, is an exhilarating outdoor activity that involves exploring and ascending mountains on foot.

Explore Our Trails

Big Bear has more than 70 miles of non-motorized trails for all hikers to explore and enjoy. You can help keep the trails open and safe by reporting trail conditions. We also invite you to check-out our future plans and efforts for trail expansion and we welcome your ideas and feedback.
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Mountain biking is an exhilarating outdoor activity that involves riding specially designed bicycles off-road, typically on rugged terrain such as mountain trails, forest paths, or dirt roads.

Trail Hosts

Join the growing team of trail ambassadors – become a Trail Host today! Trail hosts are volunteers who love getting out on trails by foot, horse or bike. These dedicated individuals report trail conditions to keep them safe, keep people on the right trails and help connect visitors to the places they love.
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Donate Now to Support the Big Bear Trails

Your donation will help our trails for everyone, now and for the future.

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