At 6,750 feet, the sights in this neck of woods are spectacular. A webbing of trails crisscrossing the mountaintops offer horseback riders, hikers, off-road drivers, and mountain bikers exquisite views of timberlands and wildlife. With its blue skies and emerald forests, Big Bear Valley is a wonderful place to explore.
Surrounded by nearly one million acres of pristine National Forest, Big Bear Lake is a breath-taking flow of shimmering blue. The lake provides exceptional fishing, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, canoeing and kayaking. There are wooded lakeside parks, numerous private boat rental marinas and two public boat-launch ramps. With 22 miles of shoreline, it's a beacon for photographers, fishermen, waterskiers and toe-dippers.
Big Bear, California Skiers and snowboarders have long enjoyed Big Bear's resorts, which also host world-class competitions during the winter months. Bear Mountain Ski Resort and Snow Summit Mountain Resorts offer 4 peaks, 3 canyons, 75 trails, 20 lifts, four high-speed chairs, and seven snowboard parks for all levels of skill. The Park at Bear Mountain boasts the only Superpipe in Southern California, plus117 jumps, 57 jibs, and 2 pipes on 195 acres.
Sunset viewed from a cabin.
The Discovery Center in Big Bear is your guide to recreational and educational adventures in the San Bernardino Mountains. Learn how to canoe on a leisurely 2-hour guided tour, take a quick paddling lesson, or cruise around the bay looking for beaver, great blue herons, and baby ducks.
Big Bear Lake's downtown "Village" is also a favorite with visitors. Stroll through the many unique clothing stores, art galleries, and specialty shops, or just relax at one of the many outdoor patios and breathe the fresh mountain air. Local theaters, the Performing Arts Center, and fine dining add to the allure of this destination resort.
Looking for a comfortable and private place to stay in Big Bear, California that's above the crowd? Nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest, the Cienaga Creek Ranch is a romantic cabin retreat at 8,200 feet. Enjoy secluded luxury cabins with Jacuzzi tubs, skylights, kitchens and fireplaces. Surround yourself in sunsets, mountain views, the scent of pine and starry skies at the most peaceful and picturesque spot in Big Bear. Check out Cienaga Creek's unique packages and mid-week specials.