Near Big Bear Lake, the Big Bear Mountain Resort offers a vast collection of mountain biking trails and is known as one of the hot beds of the sport. Mountain bikers of all ages and skill level will find the ideal two-wheel adventure in Big Bear. From the top of the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair, mountain bikers have the option of three world-class downhill trails located within resort boundaries and access to nearly 40 miles of cross-country forest service roads and single-track trails surrounding the resort. Mountain bikers who are interested in flatter, less technical riding terrain can hop on one of the many beginner friendly trails that run through the base area of the resort. Snow Summit will host a number of mountain bike races and events over the course of the summer including the first stop of the NORBA National Championship Series.
From The Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Areas: Take the 210 Freeway North or Interstate 10 East to Interstate 15 North. Follow the 15 North over the Cajon Pass towards Victorville and take the Bear Valley Road exit. Turn right (East) at Hwy 18 through the Lucerne Valley. Hwy 18 will take you into the Big Bear Valley. Follow this road along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the Standfield Cut off, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right and follow Big Bear Blvd past the shopping centers. For Bear Mountain turn left at Moonridge Rd and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd and turn left.
From The San Diego Area: Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the 30 freeway North, to Hwy. 330 / Mtn. Resorts, which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.
Overall, Big Bear Mountain Resort is the 102nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California.