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Mountain Biking in Big Bear Mountain Resorts, San Bernardino, California USA

Bikes weight:
Less tha 38 lb/17.2 kg
Designated tires:
Less than 2.5 ft/6.3 cm
Bear Mountain Ski Resort is located on the San Bernardino Mountain, by the Big Bear Lake, California, USA.

Big Bear Lake and Bear Mountain are two sisters resorts. These resorts operate under the same management and are known as Big Bear Mountain Resorts. Big Bear Mountain Resort offers mountain biking for all levels. Scenic Sky Chair takes you to some of the best mountain biking trails in southern California.

Bristlecone Trail east of base area and Towne Trail to the west are trails for novice riders, as they offer rolling gentle terrain. If you are an intermediate rider, there are many terrains, which are more challenging, like Skyline Drive from where you can have a perfect view of Big Bear Lake.

A single track steep climb can take you to Grandview Point, which is a beautiful spot to catch your breath and the beginning point to one of the most popular trails in the area, Towne Trail a 9 mi/14.5 km loop. There are some specifications you should follow, i.e. bikes must be less than 38 lb/17.2 kg, designated tires must be less than 2.5 in/6.3 cm, bikes must have at least 2 chain rings unless they are single speed and front shock shouldn’t be more than 7.5 in/19 cm.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Los Angeles
100 mi / 161 km, 2 hrs 3 mins
Take Interstate 10 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 / Mtn. Resorts. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY CAR FROM South Bay Area
479 mi / 770.8 km, 7 hrs 38 mins
Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the 210 West, to Hwy. 330 / Mtn. Resorts. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY CAR FROM San Diego
149 mi / 239.8 km, 2 hrs 45 mins
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 north, stay on the 215 north throughout the 60 / 215 merger, to Interstate 10 East, to the 210 West, to Hwy. 330 East to Mtn. Resorts, which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY CAR FROM San Fernando Valley
110 miles/177.03 km, 2 hours 13 minutes
Take the 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 East / Mtn. Resorts, which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
BY AIR
Los Angeles International Ariport,
117 mi / 188.3 km
BY TRAIN

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