If you are looking for an outdoor adventure like no other, Big Bear Lake’s Snow Summit Bike Park at Big Bear Mountain should be on your list!
Not only does Snow Summit Mountain have amazing skiing and snowboarding - it is also home to California’s Premier lift-served, gravity fed bike park - with trails for beginner, intermediate and advanced downhill mountain biking.
Running May through October, you will find 18 miles of downhill bike trails plus another 60 miles of cross country trails. No bike? No problem - Snow Summit provides day rentals for bikes for kids and adults.
Get started with the easy “Small Wonder” trail. It’s just a ½ mile modest gravity trail and is a great warm up for the bike park. The trail is accessible from the top of Chair 4.
If you want to stick to beginner level trails, check out the “Going Green” trail. A 4-mile trail perfect for kids and those wanting to see amazing views of the lake below. The trail has gentle turns and requires very little peddling or braking.
Next, if you are ready for more of a thrill, give “Turtle Trail” a try. This 2.5 mile intermediate trail has big berms, rollers and more of those amazing lake views. If you have rented your bikes this is a great trail to make sure everything is perfect for more difficult rides.
The Fall Line Trail is accessible from the top of Chair 1 and 2 and has plenty of sections for intermediate level riders to prepare you for more advanced rides.
If you are a more advanced rider you will want to skip these easier trails and head straight for the Party Wave Trail that merges with “Miracle Mile”. “Party Wave” is full of jumps, bumps and rollers that will leave you breathless. Merge into the Miracle mile for more of an old-school style terrain with modern flow and jumps.
If gravity fed isn’t your thing, Snow Summit also has 60 miles of cross country trails including shorter trails like the “Pirate Trail” or an all day trek on the 15 mile “Skyline Trail”
You can purchase lift tickets for one day, multiple days or for groups of four - prices start at around $30 per day for kids and $50 per day for adults over 13. You can also rent bikes for 3-hours, full day or two days as well as equipment and gear you will need.
If there are members of your group who aren’t into biking, there is plenty for them to do as well. There are several miles of free hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty and incredible views. There is also plenty of fun at the base of the mountain with a rock climbing wall, zip-line and trampoline. There are also restaurants and shops to take in for a full day of fun.