A mother watches as her son plays on a wooden statue of a wolf at the Big Bear Zoo.

Explore The Great Outdoors on Mother's Day

Posted: 03/11/24

Mother's Day is coming up and we can't think of a better way to treat the mom in your life than with a little getaway to Big Bear Lake, California! Our little mountain town sits right in the middle of the San Bernardino National Forest making it a haven for outdoor adventure. Whether your momma is looking for an action-packed day or a leisurely afternoon, it's all here right in the Valley.

Hikes w/ Seating Built In

These trails offer a trek through Big Bear's best scenery and include bench seating along the way for a picnic break. Stop into the Big Bear Visitor Center for a map, and to ask about these locations.

  • The Woodland Interpretive Trail - easy
  • The Alpine Pedal Path - easy
  • The Happy Hills Trail - easy
  • Cougar Crest - Moderate/Difficult
  • Castle Rock - Moderate
  • Explore more Top Trails

If you're looking pack some picnic grub, check out these easy take-away restaurants:

Guided Outdoor Adventure

Big Bear offers numerous touring experiences from horseback riding, to helicopter tours, ziplining, and jeep tours. For the more adventurous mom out there, these may be just the ticket to a perfect Mother's Day!

Explore Tours!

A Mother's Day for the Family

If the perfect Mother's Day calls for whole family to be present, we suggest these outdoor family friendly attractions to fit everyone's fancy:

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo
  • Big Bear Discovery Center
  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
  • Big Bear Speedway & Ropes Course

After a day of outdoor fun, tack on a nice dinner just for your Mother! Or plan a cozy, pampered day at home. See below for inspiration.