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Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Mountain Resort, is a year - round destination for high energy outdoor experiences.Revered for its skiing and snowboarding in the winter and home to Southern California’s only lift - served hiking and mountain biking during the summer months.

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Hiking

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Snow Summit gives you access to the best hiking adventures in the San Bernardino National Forest. Take a trip on the Scenic Sky Chair up to the top and cruise your way down back to the base area.

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: Mountain Top Loop and Log Chute Trail.

Trail Options

Log Chute Trail (1.4 miles)

Log Chute Trail (1.4 miles)

Featuring incredible views of Big Bear Lake and the entire valley, Log Chute Trail (1.4 miles) weaves down the face of our resort, across the dormant ski runs and through the trees. 

This trail has been newly improved and features many alternate routes from last years trail making it a more enjoyable hiking experience for intermediate hikers. As always we recommend that any hikers using this trail wear proper aggressive tread footwear for the optimal hiking experience. Plus, this trail conveniently leads back to the Base Area and parking lot.

Mountain Top Loop (1 mile)

Mountain Top Loop (1 mile)

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 Log Chute 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.

 
 

Hiking Tips

Follow the Signs

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 the Designated Trails

Stay on the 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 Plenty of Water


Drink often to stay hydrated. Be sure to pack enough water for the day.
Fuel Up

Fuel Up


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.
Prevent Sunburns

Prevent Sunburns


Apply sunscreen to prevent sunburns. We highly recommend bringing a hat, even on cloudy or cold days.
Dress Comfortably

Dress Comfortably


Wear appropriate hiking/workout attire such as closed-toe shoes, sweat proof tops, stretchy pants or shorts, hats, and sunglasses.
Check the Weather & Temps

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 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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Have the Trail Map at Your Fingertips

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.

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