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Big Bear's New Skyline Trail

Posted: 12/10/12 | By Daniel

This spring Big Bear's new Skyline Trail will be ready for hiking and biking along its 3.5 miles path to enjoy a new view of Big Bear's spectacular scenery.

This Sunday, I was part of a team of more than 50 volunteers that worked together to build Big Bear's new Skyline Trail. The team consisted of local mountain bikers, hiking enthusiasts, US Forest Service personnel, Big Bear Cycling board members, Snow Summit's junior ski race team, second-home owners, City of Big Bear Lake officials, and of course the gregarious Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation staff. I was thrilled to see Big Bear's community come out in full force with such enthusiasm and determination to get this beautiful, fresh multi-use trail constructed. Everyone chipped in from building berms, re-enforcing erosion areas, building protective areas around trees, clearing away unnecessary debris, and compacting the dirt.

It was the final trail building day of the year for this brand new trail, and there were lots of rakes, shovels, rock bars, hedging shears and picks in action. By the end of the day, the team achieved such great progress that it appears this spring Big Bear's Skyline Trail will be ready for hiking boots, bike tires and horseshoes. It already has 3.5 ride-able miles one way. That means there is 7 miles round trip to enjoy a new perspective of Big Bear's spectacular scenery.

Volunteers work to build the Skyline Trail

Big Bear's new Skyline Trail is a single-track trail that is located on the backside of Snow Summit. It begins where the US Forest service roads 2N10 and 2N06 meet.