Big Bear Mountain Escape
Fox Farm Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: (619) 778-2816
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- Shoot down a toboggan-style ride at Magic Mountain, as a hand lever allows you to control the speed. After the run, ride the chairlift back to the top for more! There’s a snowplay area with Magic Carpet uphill ride, plus miniature golf, Go-Karts, snack bar, weekend outdoor barbecue and video games. ¼ mile west of the Village. 909-866-4626. www.alpineslidebigbear.com. 800 Wildrose.
- Bear Valley Bikes has rentals on top of Red Ant Hill, across from Alpine Slide, along with guided tours and lessons. 909-866-8000. www.bvbikes.com
- The Elks Lodge host Bingo games each Friday night at 7:30 pm. All are welcome. Located at 40611 Big Bear Blvd (west of Village).
- Sailboats, pontoon boats, speed boats and fishing vessels are available from the lake’s marinas by the hour or longer.
- The “Sierra Belle,” a Mississippi-style paddlewheel boat with enclosed, heated deck and snack bar leaves Pine Knot Landing several times each day for a scenic tour of Big Bear Lake. View the homes of celebrities, the solar observatory and more. 909-866-2628. www.pineknotlanding.com
- Pirate Ship Lake Tours aboard the “Time Bandit,” a one-third scale replica of a 1600’s galleon that appeared in the movie of the same name, sails daily from Halloway’s Marina. 800-big-bear. www.800bigbear.com.
- The Bowling Barn offers new lanes with automated scoring for bowling enjoyment. Arcade games, cocktail lounge and pool tables. Located on the corner of Bonanza and Lakeview (near the Village). Open daily.877-878-2695. www.bowinglbarn.com
Chamber of Commerce:
- Catch some fun with Big Bear Charter Fishing on a 22’ fully loaded, super comfortable boat with a friendly, expert guide. Open or private charters for individuals or groups of all ages. All gear provided – rods, reels, bait, lures, drinks & snacks. 800-475-3166. www.bigbearfishing.com
- The Discovery Center is your best source for information about recreating in the San Bernardino National Forest. They can assist with hiking and biking maps; camping information; maps of forest roads and off-highway vehicle adventures, special group tours, all forest service permits and Adventure Passes. 909-866-3437. www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com. Brochures are located in the house. 40971 North Shore Drive.
- From April - October (8:30 am - 1pm) come to the parking lot of the Big Bear Convention Center each Tuesday morning and enjoy local fruit/vegetables.
- Off-road excitement can be enjoyed through snow and mud on a variety of roads and trails in the San Bernardino National Forest. For map and safety information call the Discovery Center at 909-866-3437.
- High altitude enhances any game at the Bear Mountain Golf Course. A 9-hole (par 35) 2,730-yard course, each round is accompanied by clear air and spectacular mountain views. The full-service 4,000 sq. ft. Bear Tap clubhouse and pro shop offers putting green, car and club rentals, restaurant, lounge and great deck overlooking the golf course. Driving range too. Across from the ski resort. 909-585-8002. www.bearmountain.com
- There’s dozens of trails and natural areas to enjoy the rugged beauty of the San Bernardino National Forest. From easy strolls along the lake to strenuous climbs into the mountains, there are trials for all abilities, including families, within a short drive of Big Bear. For information on a trails in the Valley and the required Adventure Pass, visit the Discovery Center on North Short Drive., about 2-miles west of Stanfield Cutoff. 909-866-3437. ** The house has a listing of all hiking trails. www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com.
- At one time, Big Bear Valley was thriving gold country. The last remaining signs of this historic chapter in the Big Bear history are featured in a driving tour through what is known at Holcomb Valley. Totaling 11.6 miles over a dirt road, the tour offers stops at Two Gun Bill’s Saloon, Hangman’s Tree, Pigmy Cabin, Metzger Mine and more. Free maps are available at the Big Bear Discovery Center on the North Shore. 909-866-3437. Allow three hours for this drive. The Adventure Pass is not required unless you park to “recreate” (picnic, hike, etc.)
- Baldwin Lake Stable is open year-round for horseback riding. Rates are by the hour, offering 1-4 hour rides. A variety of spectacular mountain trails with horses for all riding abilities. For little ones – there’s hand-led pony rides and a petting zoo. Reservations are suggested for all rides. Big Bear Blvd. East to stop sign at Hwy 38, go through intersection, veer left on Shay Rd and follow the signs. 909-585-6482. www.baldwinlakestables.com
- Jet skis and 2-4 seater Waverunners from Get Wet Water Sports Center at North Shore Landing (909-878-4FUN), Holloway’s Marina (909-866-5706), and Big Bear Marina (909-866-3218). www.bigbearmarina.com
Off Road Adventures:
Park – Meadow Park/Swim Beach:
- Great lake views, tennis courts, ball fields, volleyball, horseshoes, tables and barbecue areas are found at popular Meadow Park in Big Bear Lake. Big Bear’s only authorized swim beach is found here as well. 2 children’s playground areas. On Park Ave., between Eureka and Knight Ave., on the lake side of Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9700.
Miniature Golf/Go Karts:
- Putt ‘N Around, located at the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, features a landscaped 18-hole miniature golf course complete with water hazards and breaking greens and an oval-shaped go-kart track. 909-866-4626.
Moonridge Animal Park:
- Grizzly and black bears, snow leopards bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, deer, eagles and other animals are at the zoo, many of which are native to the San Bernardino Mtns. Open daily 10 am – 4 pm with daily animal presentations at noon and weekend 3 pm “feeding frenzy” tours. Free children’s story hours each Saturday from 10-11 am. Moonridge Rd. to Clubview, veer right at Bear Mountain and turn left to the zoo. 909-584-1171. www.bigbearzoo.com
- An authentic, restored log cabin, gold mining artifacts, rebuilt stamp mill, cattle raching and logging memorabilia, information on native animals, birds and reptiles and much more are found at the Eleanor Abbott Big Bear Museum. Open mid May to mid October. On Greenway just off the boulevard at Big Bear City Park. 909-585-8100.
- Get above it all with a parasail ride from Pine Knot Landing. Part sky diving, part hand gliding, and part speed boating, parasailing offers the unique perspective of seeing Big Bear Lake and the surrounding mountains from 300-ft above the water – yet riders don’t get wet. Fun and safe for just about all ages. 909-866-2628 or 866-IFLY. www.pineknotlanding.com.
- Big Bear Parsail: 439 pine Knot. 909-866-4359. www.bigbearparasail.net.
- Adult Rock and Local Information: KBHR – 93.3 FM
Scenic Sky Chair:
- Ride Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair to the top for incredible views of the Valley, lake, Mt. San Gorgonio and more. Enjoy barbecued food, beer and wine at the View Haus on top, which has a terrific sundeck, while taking in spectacular views that can stretch to the Basin. Hike down or ride the chair back down. Open weekends until mid June & then open daily through September. 909-866-5766. www.snowsummit.com
Skiing / Snowboarding:
- Big Bear Snow Play, once a ski hill known as Rebel Ridge, sports the logest tubing runs in Southern California. Provides 2 Magic Carpets, conveyor belt lifts that take you and your tube straight to the top. www.bigbearsnowplay.com. 909-585-0075. 42825 Big Bear Blvd.
Snow Shoe Tours: www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com. 909-866-3437.
- The Big Bear Solar Observatory is one of six solar observatories in the world, this one is here because Big Bear experiences more that 300-days of sunshine each year. Located on North Shore Drive, just west of the Big Bear Ranger Station. 909-866-5791.
- A must for any visitor. Enjoy the many shops and restaurants. Take in a movie or have the kids play in the arcade.
- The Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center provides literature on tourist activities and businesses. Located in the Village on Bartlett Rd., just north of Village Dr. 909-866-4608.
Wakeboards / Water Ski:
- Get Wet WaterSportsCenter offers water ski and wakeboard rides from North Shore Landing, Holloway’s Marina and Big Bear Marina. 909-878-4FUN.
- The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is home to two side-by-side water slide flumes that take riders through a maze of banked turns and wild, wet action. At the bottom, each track dumps into a heater pool. Located ¼ mile west of the Village on Big Bear Lake. 909-866-4626.