Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is a growing sport in the San Bernardino Mountains. Riding is permitted on many public roads and trails. Riding is not permitted on the Pacific Crest Trail and within the five designated Wilderness areas.


The two of most popular mountain biking areas within the national forest are:

Snow Summit ski area has chairlifts designed to carry bicycles.

Santa Ana River Trail between South Fork Campground and Angeles Oaks.


Challenging routes can be found for all skill levels but the more spectacular rides are best attempted by the experienced cyclist. Route information is available from Team Big Bear’s headquarters, located at the Snow Summit Ski Resort and in the book, Mountain Biking in the San Bernardinos, by Robert Shipley ($11.95).


Bicycle riding in the national forest is a privilege. To assure continued access, be sure to ride safely and responsibly. Remember that weather conditions vary daily, even hourly, trail conditions are unpredictable and safe drinking water is scarce.


To prevent erosion and habitat destruction, please stay on designated roads and trails. Always announce your presence to others when you need to pass and yield to hikers and horseback riders. Avoid excessive speed because of the potential danger to yourself, others and the destruction of the trail.


Leave no litter and look for opportunities to remove litter left by others. And finally, maintain your bike in top condition- particularly the brakes. Carry tools and know how to use them. More Mountain BikingTrail Map

Big Bear Mountain Biking

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: