When you think of Big Bear mountain resort, snowboarders and skiers come to mind. However, when summer rolls around, it is converted into an awesome bike park that has to be experienced by every mountain biker. You can elect to climb to the summit for a great training ride (elevation is over 7000 at the start) or simply take the lifts. At the top, you can choose from 3 descents ranging from beginning to advanced. There is something for everyone depending on your skill level, but don’t be deceived; even the beginning level descent is quite a workout! If visiting Bear Mountain bike park for the first time, we highly encourage you to try the beginning descent first.
Distance: 11.89 mi
Avg Speed: 6.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 2,288 ft
Calories: 1,073 C
Avg Temperature: 76.6 °F
Directions to Big Bear- this will vary depending on where you are coming from. Here are some general directions there:
Catch the 210 west
Enter 330 north
It becomes Highway CA-18
Right on Big Bear Blvd
Right in Summit rd.
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Enter Bristlecone Dr from the park. Head straight and be on the lookout for a single track on your right with the same name.
.74 Enter single track on your right. You will cruise through the forest until Bristlecone ends on Club View street.
1.5 Make a right on the street. Ride until it curves towards right into cabin neighborhood. You will access Skyline rd from here.
2.21 Enter Skyline. This is a nice and easy fire road climb. Although it is not steep, the higher elevation of big bear may affect your lungs. Enjoy it!
3.81 Right on Snow Summit rd
4.69. Top of Snow Summit
Descend from 3 trails of your choice, which ranges from easy to difficult. You can take the lift for subsequent downhill rides.