Big Bear Lake Road

Scout Route
5/5 (1 reviews)

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Big Bear Lake Road is a 3.57-mile trail in the Gallatin Mountain Range. The fun technical trail has great views and, of course, leads to Big Bear Lake. This trail also connects to Big Bear Lake G Road, FR 6969G.

This rocky trail climbs over 1100 feet. Airing down is recommended for both traction and comfort. The trail is moderately difficult to Big Bear Lake and then becomes steeper with loose rock as it climbs above the lake. There are great views of the valley along the trail on the way to the peak with several campsites. The final few thousand feet of the trail is a steep, loose hill climb up to the very top of the peak.

Big Bear Lake is quite beautiful and is only a short distance from the road. A short steep spur trail leads to the lakeshore of the lake. There are a few grassy campsites along the way to the lake and several campsites on the shore of the lake, and places to park. The lake, framed beautifully by the surrounding mountains, is relatively small but is good for swimming on a hot day.

Overall Big Bear Lake Road is good for someone who is willing to drive a more difficult trail to enjoy excellent views or find a quieter place to camp.