Big Bear

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Off-Road Trails in Big Bear
Photo: A Jeep climbs a rocky hill in Big Bear.
Off-Road Information
Other Names: San Bernardino National Forest, Fawnskin, Big Bear City
Terrain: Mountains, forest
Off-Road Use: Trails
Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Camping: In developed campsites
County: San Bernardino County, California
Nearest Cities: Big Bear City, CA
Map Links: Google Map Yahoo Map
Satellite Map: Google Satellite
Special Map: Forest Service Map
GPS Coords: 34.259025,-116.893845
Google Earth: Holcomb_Valley_and_Trails.kmz
Area Size: 900 miles of road
Elevation: 6,750 to 9,000 ft.
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Part of the San Bernardino National Forest, the Big Bear area has dozens of off-road trails. Some of them are well-maintained, while others can be rugged and challenging.

The high elevation of Big Bear makes for great summertime off-roading in Southern California, when other destinations are too hot. If you like 'wheeling in the snow, there's plenty of that in the winter. If you're up for a long trail ride, you can even start your trip down in the desert and off-road all the way up to the top of the mountains.

Trails in Big Bear[edit]

Big Bear Trail Map

Big Bear Ranger Stations[edit]

Map of green sticker trails in Big Bear
Before planning an off-road outing, please contact one of the District Ranger Offices for more details.

Arrowhead Ranger District
28104 Hwy. 18
Skyforest, California 92385
Telephone: (909) 337-2444

Big Bear Ranger District
P.O. Box 290
Fawnskin, California 92333
Telephone: (909) 866-3437,3438,3439

San Gorgonio Ranger District
34701 Mill Creek Rd.
Mentone, California 92359
Telephone: (909) 794-1123

Big Bear Photo Gallery[edit]

Maps and GPS Coordinates[edit]

Big Bear Coordinates: 34.259025° -116.893845° Coordinates: 34.259025° -116.893845°

Local Off-Road Clubs[edit]