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Hiking & Walking: California > San Bernardino National Forest > Big Bear Ranger District

Quick Facts

Alpine Pedal Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: Varies
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length: 3.5 Miles (5.83 Kilometers)

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General Description

Image compliments of San Bernardino National Forest Association
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Image compliments of San Bernardino National Forest Association
The Alpine Pedal Path meanders along the sparkling north shore of Big Bear Lake from the Stanfield Cutoff to the Solar Observatory. It's gentle ups and downs proceed through a pedestrian tunnel under Highway 38 to the Cougar Crest Trail parking lot. This 3.5-mile path connects the parking lot with the Big Bear Discovery Center where bathrooms, water and advice on recreational activities is available.

For a quick introduction to the lake environment, walk the Alpine Pedal Path on the north shore of Big Bear Lake. Stroll through pine trees and open meadows close to the water's edge. This path is suitable for hikers, joggers, bikers, skaters and those in wheelchairs. Additionally, this is a nice trail on which to enjoy a picnic.

Directions from Fawnskin/Big Bear Lake, CA: Travel east on Highway 38 to the Stanfield cutoff. The trail begins here.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Big Bear Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Alpine Pedal Trail
ICON Viewing Interpretive Exhibits Big Bear Discovery Center
ICON Picnicking Recommended Picnic Site
ICON Viewing Scenery Big Bear Ranger District
ICON Viewing Wildlife Big Bear Ranger District

More Information

Visitor Information:

Big Bear Ranger Station & Discovery Center, P.O. Box 290, 41397 North Shore Dr., Hwy. 38 , Fawnskin, CA, 92333, Phone: 909-866-3437, TTY: 909-866-3233


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