Sugarlump Bear Peak Trail

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10.6 km
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476 m
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The Sugarlump Bear Peak Trail is an easy-going adventure in the San Bernardino National Forest that will take you up to a summit viewpoint with an awesome sightline over Southern California. While out hiking this route, you will traverse a forest service road that climbs uphill through the woodland terrain, before arriving at the summit of Sugarlump for gorgeous views of the Big Bear Lake area. Make sure that you display a valid adventure Pass prior to setting out on your mountain adventure.

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Route Description for Sugarlump Bear Peak Trail

If you enjoy beautifully scenic mountain views, but aren’t too keen on completing an overly difficult hike to get them, the Sugarlump Bear Peak Trail is an excellent route in the San Bernardino National Forest to try out. Featuring easy to navigate terrain along a road, this is a great bang for your buck adventure near Big Bear Lake.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the southwest along the forest service road as it begins climbing uphill through the tree cover. Here, the route will eventually bend to the southeast and continue uphill to gain elevation above the Bear Mountain Ski Resort.

Take some time here to enjoy the beautiful mountain and woodland views, as you traverse the road in a southeast direction to reach the summit of Sugarlump. Here, you can breathe in the fresh mountain air and gaze out across the San Bernardino Mountains, before heading back down along the same route to return to the trailhead.

Getting to the Sugarlump Bear Peak Trail Trailhead

The starting point for the Sugarlump Bear Peak Trail can be found just west of the Bear Mountain Ski Resort, at the corner of Balsam Drive and Aspen Drive.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


  • When to do


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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