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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Big Bear Lake, CA
Event Name: North Shore Trail - San Bernardino County
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 114404 2020/Y0303
Distance - Trail Ratings: 11K / 5K - 1A
Description: Start Point open 9am-7pm daily. Big Bear Lake is a four-seasons mountain community situated above 6700 ft elevation. Much of the lake's north shore is a sparsely developed area managed by the National Forest Service. There is a well-maintained paved bike and pedestrian trail ("Alpine Pedal Path") running from the east end of the lake to the locally renowned Solar Observatory. Adjacent to this trail is the Standfield Marsh wildlife preserve, with boardwalks over the water. 11K route includes the full length of the North Shore trail, and the Stanfield Marsh; the 5K route is fully wheelchair- and stroller-accessible, and features a portion of the North Shore trail.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Points of Reference, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (daylight only)
Location: Cozy Hollow Lodge
Start Point / Driving Directions: 40409 Big Bear (SR-18), 92315. From San Bernardino: E on SR-210 to Highland; N on SR-330 to Running Springs; E on SR-18 to Big Bear Lake. Start point on right side of road past Alpine Slide. Limited parking at Start Point. RV's and other over-size vehicles will need to find street parking in the area and walk back to the starting point. Check highway road conditions first with CalTrans at 800-427-7623 or
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Please allow staff to wait on customers first. No restrooms at starting point, but are available on walking route. For overnight accommodations, our club recommends our gracious Start Point host, Cozy Hollow Lodge; reservations encouraged, can be made at 909-866-9694. There is a wide variation in weather during the year-- check the local weather before traveling to Big Bear, and dress appropriately. From Nov 1-Mar 31 most North Shore public facilities are closed for Bald Eagle nesting season, but lakeside trail can still be walked.
Host Club: Green Valley Gaiters, Inc.
Contact: Bob Gebo  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)