Big Bear Jeep Trails
Scattered throughout the San Bernardino National Forest, you'll have a chance to explore trails from mild to (moderately) wild.
Big Bear is rockin’ all year round! During the winter the trails are caked in snow, and summertime brings warm temps with cool nights - perfect for staying at one of the many campgrounds maintained by the forest service. Be sure to bring bug spray, and lots of sunscreen.
Area Trail Reports
Maps & Local Information
Fires are not always permitted in the forest, so please check the fire restrictions before you head out. If you're planning on meeting others, the Fawnskin Fire Station is a vehicle-friendly place to meet. For more detailed information or to pick up maps, contact the Big Bear Discovery Center. And, of course, don't miss our trail reports and maps to the left.
2007 Closed Trails & Burn Areas
Due to the numerous fires in October 2007, many trails have been closed. For a complete and updated list, always check the current conditions via the link above. We'll do our best to keep you updated here as well.
Vehicle Access in the Forests
The National Forest Adventure Pass or the new America the Beautiful Interagency Recreation Pass is required for vehicles parked on National Forest land for recreation. This includes camping!
A $5 daily pass covers all occupants of the vehicle. The annual Adventure Pass ($30) or the America the Beautiful annual pass ($80) may be purchased by mail or phone. There are also many local vendors in and around the forests that sell the passes, you just have to watch for them. Get yours online.
Useful San Bernardino Forest Links
Frequently Asked Questions
Why's it called "3N34?" What's a blue square trail? Visit our FAQ page and find answers to common questions. If you have any great FAQ's to submit, please let us know!