Organized hikes

• Thursdays

Night hike, Southern California Mountains Foundation — 7 p.m., easy hike designed for all skill levels. Join a Discovery Center naturalist to explore how the forest changes as the sun goes down. Meet at the Serrano Campground kiosk on North Shore Lane.

• Weekends

Nature walks, Southern California Mountains Foundation — 1 and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. and noon on Sundays. Hike with a naturalist at the Big Bear Discovery Center, 40971 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin. 909-382-2790,

• June 8

Mt. San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek, Sierra Club Big Bear Group — 5 a.m., 17.5 miles, difficult, 4,840-foot elevation gain. Meet at the Mill Creek Ranger Station. Reservations are required. Contact David Holtegaard at 909-881-1329.

• June 17

Johns Meadow hike, Sierra Club Big Bear Group — 8:30 a.m., 7 miles, moderate, 1,400-foot elevation gain. Meet at the Forsee Creek trailhead off Jenks Lake Road. For more information or reservations, contact Judy Atkinson at 909-289-1932 or

• June 29

Grays Peak hike and patch party, Sierra Club Big Bear Group — 8 a.m., 6 miles, moderate, 1,200-foot elevation gain. Meet at the Grays Peak trailhead on State Route 38 west of Fawnskin. Adventure Pass required for parking. For reservations, contact Judy Atkinson at 909-289-1932 or

• Big Bear Valley Trails

For more information on hiking trails on the San Bernardino National Forest, call 909-382-2790 or visit The Discovery Center is at 40971 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin.

• Alpine Pedal Path

North Shore Drive at Stanfield Cutoff, Big Bear Lake.  Walking, jogging, cycling path. 3.5 miles.

• Bluff Mesa Trail

Begins where the Champion Lodgepole Trail ends, 0.4 miles to Bluff Mesa Group Camp. Accessible from Forest Service roads 2N10 and 2N11.

• Bristlecone Trail

A hiking, biking and horse trail that connects with the Skyline Trail at the east end of the trailhead. It is 1.8 miles long, off Forest Road 2N10.

• Castle Rock Trail

The popular trail begins 1.1 miles east of the dam off Highway 18. This moderate-to-difficult hike is 2.4 miles round trip.

• Champion Lodgepole Trail

Past the Aspen Glen Picnic Area, turn onto Forest Road 2N10 for 3.7 miles then turn right on Forest Road 2N11 and continue 1 mile to the trailhead.

• Cougar Crest Trail

Trailhead on North Shore Drive west of the Big Bear Discovery Center. Links with the Pacific Crest Trail.

• Eye of God

A 1.8-mile trail off Burns Canyon Road in the Baldwin Lake area of Big Bear City. Sacred Serrano Indian site.

• Hannah Flat Trail

7.8 miles round trip, moderate, begins between campsites 54 and 55 in Hanna Flat Campground. A portion of this trail may be closed until June because of eagle nesting area. Check with the Big Bear Discovery Center for trail closures.

• Happy Hills Trail

39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. ADA access, historical buildings, picnic tables, access national forest.

• Pine Knot Trail

Trailhead located at Aspen Glen Picnic Area, Mill Creek Road, Big Bear Lake. 6.6 miles, moderate difficulty leads to Grand View Point.

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