Big Bear x-country - Trail, Big Bear Ski Resort, California

Big Bear x-country - Trail, Big Bear Ski Resort, California

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[Sep 19, 2005]
rechsm
Cross Country Rider

Amazing that there aren't more reviews of this. For whatever reason, Snow Summit has banned hardcore downhillers, but your XC bike will be fine. See their Web site for specifics. Still, there's plenty of super-technical single track for you to ride. We got there about 9:30 and managed four trips up the lift and down the mountain by the time the lift closed at 4pm. There weren't many people when we went on a Sunday in early September. Maybe people have gotten confused by the downhill prohibitions. But there's great fire road and single track riding up there - everything from very easy winding fire roads to extremely steep, technical and rocky downhill. You can ride almost any trail on a hardtail, but you'll probably need to walk down some steep stuff unless you're insane like my girlfriend. Warnings: 1) The tail map is horrible. It's so bad, it's laughable. SOUTH IS UP on their map, you'd think they'd print that someplace. Make a left at the top to go East. 2) Few of the trails have signs, and those that do don't use the same name as the map. It's very hard to find your way if you don't already know. Ask people, especially the lift staff, or other bikers or hikers if you see them. In general, just head downhill. You'll eventually hit either the resort base camp, or come out in the village. 3) If you come out in the village, it's about a 20 minute road ride back to the lifts. If you get lost, ask somebody. The road ride is not too fun. The end of it is uphill, too. However, there are some great rides down that end up out on that side, and it's worth it if you've got the time.

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1E01 is some of the best single track ever, and compared favorably with some of our favorite trails at Mammoth.

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[Sep 25, 2003]
breezersteel
Weekend Warrior

I rode Snow Valley's ski lift trails. The conditions are very loose up there with rocks and sand. So bring the fattest and knobbiest tire you have. The Downhill trails are challenge, way beyond my level of XC riding. don't ride them unless you got the skills. Otherwise, if you ride it slowly you will get run over by one of the more sklllful riders barrelling down at lightning speed. The XC trails are fun. Becareful of loose sections. Alot of the trails are rutted and loose since it's pretty much the end of the season now. Bring knee and elbow pads. You'll thank me later.

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[Dec 03, 1998]
OVERBARS(Stacy)

I didn't get a chance to ride too much of the area but what we did ride was fast and furious. Lots of climbing and wildlife "especially at night". Very nice veiws from top of the mountain. The fireroads are very hard on the skull" again take my word for it". I recommend it for good wide trails on what I rode but you must climb up if you want to ride down.

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Anywhere and everywhere,check with the local bike shops for directions. But 'warning', make sure you have the directions written down. It is very easy to get off the route you are suppost to be on. "take my word for it", "you CAN get lost here"

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Not from around here , But I as told that there are 1000's of miles of trails around Big Bear Lake .Check with the Bike Shops....

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[Apr 22, 1999]
Kerry

I love riding in Big Bear. Snow Summit is fun itself, but the area has so much to offer. The best ride is the one you make up. There is a huge network of fire roads that run across the mountain all you have to do is connect them. I have found my self lost a couple of times though, once I was lost for a good two hours, so make sure you bring a map. And, yes I did think of back tracking, but that is no fun!

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There are many fire roads and trails just pick one (and take a map!!)

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On the other side of the lake

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[Aug 02, 1999]
Mike

Take the lift up and save your legs. Remember, you are at 7,000 feet and it gets VERY dry and warm. bring plenty of water( 2 bottles + camelback) Dont forget the power bars and sun block. Take 2N10 to Grandview point and soak up the view. Drop down Pinknot trail which starts as a 1-2 foot trail winding through the glens. At the 1/2 way mark, it turns to a 8" single track with sand, drops and tight turns. Let her rip if you dare. Be warned, the price for a missed turn is a LONG fall down. Watch for babyheads at the bottom. Ride back to the lifts and go back to step one. About a 10 mile ride

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2N10 to Grandview then down Pineknot for thrills

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For more fun take 2N10 out to Lodgepole and then over to Pineknot. Total distance is around 25 miles

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[Nov 07, 1999]
Jerry Clark

Great area to ride and the trails are not clogged with people.

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A lot of people talk about riding at Snow Summit, but that is just a small portion of the trails available. Try riding some of the trails on the north shore, Fawnskin. I used to leave here for eight years so I ride here as often as possible. Don't get me wrong, there is some great riding on the south shore, but a lot of people don't know about the great riding on the north shore. The Butler Peak ride is a great climbing ride. It is about 14 miles out and back. The first half is all climbing, but the view at the top is breath taking. The descent is fast and beware of weekend vehicle traffic. Also watch out for bears. I have never seen them, but I have seen fresh tracks. There are miles and miles of fireroads in this area. You could ride to Green Valley Lake if you wanted. Make sure you get a map from a local bike shop because there are many different branches of these roads.

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Many connecting fire roads in the same area.

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[Apr 16, 2000]
Paul

there are so many options besides going to snow summit and riding thier dumpy park....most of the routes i describe are in a free recreation guide handed out at most stores in town. Feel FREE to drop me a line for more info and ill try my best to enhance your experience.......

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Up towne trail to grandview, over to plantation trail, then down fern trail, then a blast down cabin #89
Or up to area 51 trail, to butler peak or grays peak, then down to grout bay, or cougar crest to van dusen.

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Santa Ana River Trail

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[Jan 03, 2001]
the knobster

$10 bucks A head - from Angelus Oaks to South Fork
RUNNING TWICE IN THE A.M. AT 8AM AND 9AM
SO IF YOU EVER WANTED TO DO THE WHOLE TRAIL OF SOME 18MILES +FROM TOP TO BOTTOM(WELL ALMOST)THIS IS YOUR CHANCE..... GUIDES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TOO

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ATTENTION LA AREA !!! STARTING IN MAY 2001, I WILL BE RUNNING A SHUTTLE SERVICE ON SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL ....
E-MAIL ME FOR DETAILS AND TO MAKE RESERVATIONS

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THIS IS NOT A DOWNHILLERS SHUTTLE, ITS ALL XC....

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