San Bernardino Town Trail

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4.5 km
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102 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The San Bernardino Town Trail is a quick and easy adventure in Big Bear Lake, California that is perfect for a fun family outing. While out hiking the trail, you will meander amongst the trees and take in the beauty of nature, before arriving at Knickerbocker Road and backtracking for the return leg. Hikers should take note that some of the land surrounding the trail is private property, so make sure to stick to the trail and be respectful.

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Route Description for San Bernardino Town Trail

Featuring easy to navigate terrain, a lovely forest setting, and a fairly short overall distance, the San Bernardino Town Trail is the perfect hike if you are just looking to enjoy some time outdoors without any hassle.

Setting out from the trailhead at the Snow Summit Ski Resort, you will head west past the chalets and follow the Town Trail as it enters into the tree cover. From here, you will continue on straight to the west, taking some time to appreciate the peaceful atmosphere of the forest, before arriving at the edge of Knickerbocker Road.

After reaching the road, simply turn back along the trail to retrace your footsteps and relive the scenery on the return leg back to the resort where you began your adventure.

Getting to the San Bernardino Town Trail Trailhead

The starting point for the San Bernardino Town Trail can be found at the Snow Summit Ski Resort parking lot in Big Bear Lake.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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