Snow Summit gives you access to the best hiking adventures in the San Bernardino National Forest. Come cool off at 8,200 feet with access to an extensive network of Forest Service trails, and two on-site trails at Snow Summit. Access to the trails are free and open to the public. For guests who prefer to cruise, take a trip on the Scenic Sky Chair
up to the top and ride or walk your way down back to the base area.
Children ages 12 and under ride the Scenic Sky Chair free
. Round-trip lift tickets or Lift + Lunch Packages are available to purchase for adults.
Explore the all-new Bobsled Hiking Trail, a 2-mile footpath built by our Trail Crew in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service that traverses the forest canopy under Chair 1, with moderate incline/decline and panoramic views of the Big Bear Valley throughout the journey.
The new trail replaces the Log Chute hiking trail, which is now being repurposed into a downhill bike trail for advanced/expert riders in advance of this year’s FOX U.S. Open of Mountain Biking (Sept. 12-15). The hiking trail and is free/open to the public during the spring, summer, and fall months and is perfect for outdoor adventurers of all ages. The Bobsled Hiking Trail is accessible for uphill hiking from the bottom of Chair 5, or downhill hiking from the top of Chair 1.
MOUNTAIN TOP LOOP
This trail is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a one mile loop at the top of our resort that starts and ends at the View Haus.
Although it is not quite as aggressive as the Bobsled Trail, it’s still considered an intermediate trail and we still recommend wearing proper aggressive tread footwear while hiking this trail. The views are spectacular and this trail is a particular favorite of families who visit our resort.
Go big by purchasing a Hiking Pass and get unlimited access to the sky chair with no blackout dates for one low price of $99. To purchase, call 844.GO2.BEAR
or visit us at the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit.
FOLLOW THE SIGNS
We've carefully placed white signs with blue text to guide you on your hike. Follow these signs to get you from start to finish on your day hike.
STAY ON DESIGNATED TRAILS
Our trails are carefully planned out by our Park Crew to avoid any collisions with the Bike Park routes, and to be sure you're lead back to the base area of Snow Summit. It is important to stay on the marked trails.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Drink often to stay hydrated. Be sure to pack enough water for the day.
Small snacks often will keep your energy level up. Pack a handful of bars with you just in case, but please be sure to keep the wrappers with you until you have access to a trash can.
Apply sunscreen to prevent sunburns. We highly recommend bringing a hat, even on cloudy or cold days.
Wear appropriate hiking/workout attire such as closed-toe shoes, sweat proof tops, stretchy pants or shorts, hats, and sunglasses.
CHECK THE WEATHER & TEMPS
Before you start your hike, always be sure to check the weather and temperature to be sure you're prepared. We recommend starting your hike early. Temperatures are at its highest around 12:30PM - 3PM.
HAVE THE TRAIL MAP AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Download the Big Bear Mountain Resort mobile app
to have the trail map and other features with you on your hike.