Bristlecone Road Hike

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4.7 km
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38 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Bristlecone Road Hike is a quick little adventure in Big Bear Lake that will lead you through a peaceful stretch of forest on the edge of town. While out hiking the trail, you will meander through the woodland terrain and take in the natural beauty of the San Bernardino National Forest, before turning back on the return leg. There are several campsites along this hiking route, making it the perfect activity to pair with a fun weekend of camping.

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Route Description for Bristlecone Road Hike

If you are after a quick adventure in the Big Bear Lake area that will allow you to get some peace and quiet, then the Bristlecone Road Hike is a great option to explore, especially if you are out with young kids and want to experience the beauty of nature.

Setting out from the Snow Summit Ski Resort parking area, you will head east to meet up with the forest service road and follow it past the buildings. Here, you will continue on to the east and enter into the dense cover of the forest, where you will pass by several campsites.

Keeping straight along the road, you will eventually arrive at the endpoint of the route at Club View Drive. From here, simply turn back and retrace your footsteps through the peaceful forest to arrive back at the parking area where you began.

Getting to the Bristlecone Road Hike Trailhead

The trailhead for the Bristlecone Road Hike can be found at the Snow Summit Ski Resort parking area.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Pineknot Campground

  • When to do


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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