SoCal's Best Lift-Served Bike Parks

21 Downhill Runs, Plus Over 60 Miles of Cross-Country Trails
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Snow Valley and Snow Summit Bike Parks are Southern California's best lift-served downhill trails and cross-country riding. Both locations offer a range of downhill mountain biking trails with Snow Summit's backside supporting over 60+ miles of cross-country trails. Please note: Cross-country trails are not owned or operated by Big Bear Mountain Resort.

The Bike Parks operate during the summer months when the snow has melted, making it a popular destination for mountain biking enthusiasts. Here are some key features and details about the Bike Parks:

Trail Variety: A diverse selection of trails catering to riders of various skill levels, from beginners to advanced riders. These trails can include downhill-focused routes, flow trails with berms and jumps, technical trails with challenging features, and cross-country trails for those who prefer longer rides and varied terrain.
Terrain and Features: The trails are designed to incorporate a mix of natural and man-made features to provide an exciting and challenging riding experience. This can include jumps, drops, rock gardens, wooden features, and more.
Scenic Views: Situated in the San Bernardino Mountains, riders can often enjoy beautiful scenic views while descending or riding through the trails.
Seasonal Operation: Both Bike Parks operate during the summer months (typically May/June through October), opening after the snow has melted and the ski season has ended. It's important to check the hours of operations page for the most up-to-date information about operating hours, trail conditions, and any changes in schedule.
Snow Valley's Green Horn bike park trail
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    • 9 Downhill Trails

      Summit Bike Park is located in Big Bear Lake, California. The bike park has over 10 miles of downhill trails that offer unique features and layouts for riders of all ability levels, from first-time riders to experts.

      Bike Icon NOTE: Class 1 eBikes are allowed on all downhill trails at Summit Bike Park.
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      Going Green
      Green circle rating Beginner
      Top-to-bottom trail with scenic views of Big Bear Lake and nearly 4 miles of downhill rollers and intro features designed for beginners.
      Rating: Beginner
      Type: Easy Wide Excavated Trail
      Tread Width: 6 ft
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt
      Grade: 5% average, 10% max
      Natural Obstacles: Loose & embedded rocks
      Technical Features: Sweeping curves, long straightaways


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      3.4 miles -1,277 ft 12 minutes 8,181 ft 7,190 ft -991 ft -5.51%
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      Small Wonder
      Green circle rating Beginner
      Perfect for beginners and first-time visitors, featuring smooth turns and flat, flowy angles.
      Rating: Beginner
      Type: Easy Wide Excavated Trail
      Tread Width: 3 ft
      Tread Surface: Firm & stable with dirt & paver berms
      Grade: 3% average, 12% max
      Natural Obstacles: Loose & embedded rocks
      Technical Features: Dirt & paver berms, manmade rock garden (2” & under height), small wood bridge


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      2,620 ft -151 ft 3 minutes 7,102 ft 6,975 ft -127 ft -4.83%
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      Skill Builder
      Skill Builder Park
      Green circle rating Beginner
      The perfect place to refine your riding skills, featuring slightly bigger berms, small jumps, and wood features.
      Rating: Beginner
      Type: Low-level jump line & Skill Builder Park (Lift Access)
      Tread Width: 2-8 ft
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt with a variety of jumps, berms & wood features (incl. skinnies)
      Grade: 5% average, 10% max
      Natural Obstacles: Loose & embedded rocks
      Technical Features: Dirt & paver berms, ladder drops (avg. 12” height), small rollers, table top jumps (5’-10’ length)


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      1,654 ft -152 ft 4 minutes 7,137 ft 6,991 ft -147 ft -8.87%
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      Blue Steel
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      Fun and flowy trail featuring medium-sized berms and jumps. Perfect to intermediate and advanced riders.
      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      1.3 miles -471 ft 3 minutes 8,034 ft 7,569 ft -467 ft -7.10%
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      Turtle Trail
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      Top-to-bottom intermediate trail featuring big berms, flowy straightaways, and small jumps.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Gravity Trail
      Tread Width: 3-4 ft
      Tread Surface: Widely variable with packed dirt, loose rocks, and dirt berms
      Grade: 8% average, 100% max
      Natural Obstacles: Avoidable and unavoidable loose and stable rocks and roots of various sizes
      Technical Features: Long sweeping dirt and paver berms and rollers


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      2.3 miles -1,082 ft 8 minutes 8,068 ft 7,036 ft -1,031 ft -8.61%
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      Miracle Mile
      Black triangle rating Advanced
      A favorite of downhill racers featuring classic lines, jumps, berms, rock gardens, and wood features with an old-school single-track feel.
      Rating: Advanced
      Type: Downhill with features
      Tread Width: 2-3 ft
      Tread Surface: Variable with packed dirt, loose rocks, paver berms, rock armor, wood features
      Grade: 12% average, 100% max
      Natural Obstacles: Unavoidable rocks (loose & stable), roots (less than 15”), break bumps in high speed areas; Note: Avoidable obstacles and rocks may be present
      Technical Features: Dirt & paver berms, wood bridges (+24” wide), table top features (10’-30’ length), wall ride (less than 15’). Note: All features can be ridden over or around without catching air


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      1.6 miles -1,043 ft 6 minutes 8,115 ft 7,070 ft -1,045 ft -12.30%
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      Party Wave
      Black triangle rating Advanced
      High-speed downhill trail with great flow. Features include: ripping berms, rough rock gardens, and 30’ step-up. Merge with Miracle Mile for a challenging technical downhill experience.
      Rating: Advanced
      Type: Downhill & flow combo with advanced features
      Tread Width: 3 ft
      Tread Surface: Variable with packed dirt, loose rocks, paver berms, rock armor, wood features
      Grade: 10% average, 100% max
      Natural Obstacles: Unavoidable rocks & roots (less than 15”) Note: Avoidable obstacles, rocks & alternative routes may be present
      Technical Features: Dirt & paver berms, manmade rock gardens, rock drops, wood platform areas (+24” wide & +24” height), ladder drop (36” & under height), table top features (10’-30’ length; 10’ height), rollers (48” height), step-up (30’ & under length); Note: All features can be ridden over or around without catching air


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      1.1 miles -573 ft 4 minutes 8,059 ft 7,548 ft -510 ft -8.77%
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      Westridge
      Black triangle rating Advanced
      Our flagship jump line for advanced riders featuring fast berms, larger jumps, and 45 features. A must-ride for any advanced mountain bike rider. Just remember to always look before you leap.
      Rating: Advanced
      Type: Jump trail with flow
      Tread Width: 3 ft
      Tread Surface: Variable with packed dirt, some loose rocks, paver berms, wood features
      Grade: 11% average, 100% max
      Natural Obstacles: Unavoidable rocks (loose & stable) & root obstacles, break bumps in high speed areas; Note: Avoidable obstacles & rocks may be present
      Technical Features: Dirt & paver berms, wood bridges (+36” wide, 3’ height bridge has hand rails), table top features (10’-30’ length), wall ride features (less than 15’ height); Note: All features can be ridden over or around without catching air


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      1.5 miles -607 ft 6 minutes 7,662 ft 7,054 ft -607 ft -7.50%
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      10-ply
      Double black triangle rating Expert
      Our most difficult downhill trail offers a mix of old-school design with modern-day features, including the biggest jumps, roughest rock gardens, and steepest shoots. For expert riders only.
      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      1.2 miles -1,016 ft 8 minutes 8,132 ft 7,115 ft -1,016 ft -16.43%
    • 11 Downhill Trails

      Snow Valley Park is located in Running Springs, California. The bike park has over 8 miles of downhill trails that offer unique features and layouts for riders of all ability levels, from first-time riders to experts.

      Bike Icon NOTE: Class 1 eBikes are allowed on all downhill trails at Snow Valley Bike Park.
      Trail view of Green Horn MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Upper Green Horn
      Green circle rating Beginner
      With a mellow descent and plenty of progression along the way, this trail is perfect for practicing speed control, braking, and turning with a few side jumps for fun.
      Rating: Beginner
      Type: Singletrack
      Tread Width: 6 ft
      Tread Surface: Decomposed granite
      Grade: -6.8% average, N/A max
      Natural Obstacles: loose rocks and sand
      Technical Trail Features: Pedal path, flat


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      1.2 miles -433 ft3 minutes 7,576 ft 7,159 ft -416 ft -7.30%
      Snow Valley's Green Horn bike park trail
      Lower Green Horn
      Green circle rating Beginner
      This lower section of Green Horn is a slightly less technical trail that follows the contour of the ridge, featuring some rock sections and a rustic bridge crossing over a small gully before arriving a the bottom of the hill.
      Trail view of Sundance MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Sundance
      Green circle rating Beginner
      A picturesque intermediate downhill trail featuring berms, small jumps, and amazing views. Riders should expect some braking bumps and loose rocks/dirt.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Singletrack
      Tread Width: 5 ft
      Tread Surface: Decomposed granite
      Grade: -8.9% average, N/A max
      Natural Obstacles: loose rocks and sand
      Technical Trail Features: A few jumps and tabletops on lower section


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      0.9 miles -435 ft 5 minutes 7,174 ft 6,746 ft -435 ft -9%
      Trail view of Bandit MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Bandit
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      One of the most popular intermediate technical trails. Start with a series of snake turns then maintain your speed through three big berms. Just make sure to keep your eyes on the trail ahead and avoid overbraking while cornering.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Singletrack
      Tread Width: 3 ft
      Tread Surface: Decomposed granite
      Grade: -8.6% average, N/A max
      Natural Obstacles: loose rocks and sand
      Technical Trail Features: Rocks throughout entire trail


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      0.8 miles -386 ft 3 minutes 7,558 ft 7,170 ft -388 ft -9.4%
      Trail view of Crazy Horse MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Crazy Horse
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      A technical intermediate line with plenty of optional features. The trail's downhill pitch allows riders to maintain speed and get a good flow. Be mindful of loose dirt and rocks toward the bottom through the tree section.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Singletrack
      Tread Width: 3-4 ft
      Tread Surface: Decomposed granite
      Grade: -8.9% average, N/A max
      Natural Obstacles: loose rocks and sand
      Technical Trail Features: Rock drop, steep rocky section


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      0.9 miles -430 ft 7 minutes 7,181 ft 6,740 ft -430 ft -8.9%
      Trail view of Winchester MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Winchester
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      An approachable intermediate trail with longer flow sections and several optional jumps. Maintain your speed through the berms and be prepared for the optional rock features at the bottom of trail.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Singletrack
      Tread Width: 5-6 ft
      Tread Surface: Decomposed granite
      Grade: -9.4% average, N/A max
      Natural Obstacles: loose rocks and sand
      Technical Trail Features: rock jump that leads into 6 jumps and tabletops in a row


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      0.8 miles -390 ft 2 minutes 7,561 ft 7,175 ft -390 ft -9.4%
      Trail view of Dual Slalom MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Sidewinder
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      A side line connection off the Upper Green Horn trail. This intermediate trail is short and sweet with berms, jumps, and is a great time to hit repeatedly. This trail requires a small climb to end at the Mambo Corral.

      Please note, this trail is anticipated to remain closed for the 2024 summer season because of ongoing maintenance in the area.
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      Sundance Spur
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      A quick detour off the beginner trail leads to a quick intermediate side line that curves back into Sundance before reaching the base area.
      Trail view of Quick Draw MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Quick Draw
      Black triangle rating Advanced
      A tight and technical intended for advanced riders only. The trail has multiple advanced features, including a bush gap jump, platform drop off, and rock drop before arriving at the Mambo Corral rest spot.
      Trail view of Jump Line MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Jump Line
      Black triangle rating Advanced
      The perfect place to practice your speed control, takeoffs, and landings, with jumps for all abilities. Watch out for loose dirt as you approach rollers to larger jumps and wear proper protective equipment at all times.
      Trail view of Gun Smoke MTB trail at Snow Valley in the summer
      Gun Smoke
      Double black triangle ratingExpert
      For advanced riders only. Maintain your speed and be cautious while turning through this tight rock roller trail with chunky terrain that's perfect for a fast and fun descent.
      Rating: Advanced
      Type: Singletrack
      Tread Width: 2 ft
      Tread Surface: Decomposed granite
      Grade: -17.4% average, N/A max
      Natural Obstacles: loose rocks and sand
      Technical Trail Features: Rocky, loose, very technical


      Distance Descent Avg. Time Altitude Start Altitude End Altitude Change Grade
      0.1 miles -126 ft 2 minutes 7,013 ft 6,886 ft -126 ft -19.60%
    • Over 60 Miles of Cross-Country Trails

      Riders can access over 60 miles of cross-country trails from Summit Bike Park, including several that directly intersect the park, which the Trail Crew maintains as part of the Big Bear Adopt-a-Trail (AAT) program.

      IMPORTANT MESSAGE: These trails are not owned or operated by Big Bear Mountain Resort. For emergencies, call 911. Per National Forest Services, majority of the trails were burned over in the September 2022 Radford Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Visit fs.usda.gov for more information.
      Cross Country
      Bristlecone
      Green circle rating Beginner
      Follow for 2/3 miles then link up with the lower section of Fern Trail for a great 2-mile beginner loop of single track and double track.
      Rating: Beginner
      Type: Easy cross-country trail (bi-directional bike & hike); located outside Summit Bike Park boundaries
      Tread Width: 36”
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt with occasional rocks
      Grade: 5% average, 10% max
      Natural Obstacles: Loose & embedded rocks
      Technical Features: Avoidable & unavoidable embedded rocks, loose dirt
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      Fern Trail
      Green circle rating Beginner
      1.5 miles of fun downhill single track that links directly to Bristlecone Road to return to the Snow Summit base area.
      Rating: Beginner
      Type: Easy single track trail; located outside Summit Bike Park boundaries
      Tread Width: 36”
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt
      Grade: 5% average, 10% max
      Natural Obstacles: Loose & embedded rocks
      Technical Features: Slow sweeping curves, avoidable & unavoidable embedded rocks
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      Towne Trail
      Green circle rating Beginner
      Head west from Slopeside Rentals to enjoy an easy 1.25-mile ride with great dirt, sweeping turns, and long straightaways.
      Rating: Beginner
      Type: Easy cross-country double track; located outside Summit Bike Park boundaries
      Tread Width: 36”- 96”
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt
      Grade: 5% average, 15% max
      Natural Obstacles: Avoidable loose & embedded rocks
      Technical Features: Small creek crossing, loose rock, other natural features
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      Fall Line
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      A great downhill XC trail that rivals old school classic downhill trails. Hook up with Fern Trail to return to the base area.

      Per National Forest Services, a portion of the trail was burned over in the September 2022 Radford Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. This trail is closed until further notice due to the trail being damaged or blocked with debris. Visit fs.usda.gov for more information.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Moderate level downhill trail with flow; located outside Summit Bike Park boundaries
      Tread Width: 24”-36”
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt with occasional rocks
      Grade: 9% average, 50% max
      Natural Obstacles: Avoidable & unavoidable embedded rocks
      Technical Features: Sweeping corners, avoidable & unavoidable obstacles (15” & under height), loose rocks
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      Pirates
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      Batten down the hatches and enjoy a classic cross-country trail that intersections multiple trail opportunities. Ready for something more challenging? Check out Skyline East to Fern Trail and bring it home on Bristlecone.

      Per National Forest Services, a portion of the trail was burned over in the September 2022 Radford Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. This trail is closed until further notice due to the trail being damaged or blocked with debris. Visit fs.usda.gov for more information.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Easy single track trail (bi-directional bike & hike); located outside Summit Bike Park boundaries
      Tread Width: 24”-36”
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt with occasional rocks
      Grade: 5% average, 10% max
      Natural Obstacles: Embedded rocks & natural obstacles
      Technical Features: Slow sweeping curves, avoidable & unavoidable embedded rocks
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      Skyline
      Blue circle trail rating icon Intermediate
      Enjoy a challenging mix of incline and decline during an eastbound trek through the trees and creeks before arriving near the Bear Mountain base area.

      Per National Forest Services, a portion of the trail was burned over in the September 2022 Radford Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. This trail is closed until further notice due to the trail being damaged or blocked with debris. Visit fs.usda.gov for more information.
      Rating: Intermediate
      Type: Moderate cross-country trail with flow (bi-directional bike & hike); located outside Summit Bike Park boundaries
      Tread Width: 24”-36”
      Tread Surface: Firm packed dirt with occasional rocks
      Grade: 10% average, 100% max
      Natural Obstacles: Avoidable & unavoidable embedded rocks, some roots
      Technical Features: Sweeping corners, avoidable & unavoidable obstacles (15” & under height), loose rocks, approx. 400' vertical climb
      Get Involved

      The U.S. Forest Service manages most of the trails in the San Bernardino National Forest, but its budget doesn’t account for all of the trail work needed annually. Without regular maintenance, trails may fall into disrepair and become unusable, and potentially harmful, to the natural environment. To assist the Forest Service's trail maintenance efforts, the San Bernardino National Forest, City of Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Southern California Mountains Foundation, and Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation have united to form the Trails Advisory Group, which is dedicated to improving non-motorized trails across Big Bear.

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    • Important Details

      Ebike Restrictions: Class 1 pedal-assist electric mountain bikes (Ebike) are only permitted on the following trails at Snow Valley or Summit Bike Park. Ebikes are not allowed on any non-motorized USFS trails in the valley, but are permitted on all roads and trails that are open to motor vehicles. All bikes will be inspected prior to loading on chairlifts. Class 2 and 3 Ebike are not permitted on Big Bear Mountain Resort lifts or trails.

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      Bandit
      Crazy Horse
      Gun Smoke
      Jumpline
      Lower Green Horn
      Upper Green Horn
      Quick Draw
      Sundance
      Sundance Spur
      Winchester
      Sidewinder
      Chair 1 & 2

      Blue Steel
      Miracle Mile
      Party Wave
      Small Wonder
      Turtle Trail
      Westridge
      10-ply

      Prohibited Ebike Access Chair 4

      Bristlecone
      Pirates
      Going Green
      Fall Line
      Fern Trail
      Skyline
      Towne Trail


      NOTE: Ebikes are bicycles equipped with a battery-powered “assist” that can be engaged while pedaling. When pedalling an ebike, the electric battery kicks in and provides additional pedaling power. Ebikes are a great option for beginners, riders with physical limitations, or anyone looking for a boost while riding from uphill ascents to all-day expeditions.
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