A family hikes along a trail in Big Bear Lake, California.

Explore The Great Outdoors on Mother's Day

Posted: 05/08/23

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

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

  • Amangela's Deli
  • Sister My Sister Bakery

Guided Outdoor Adventure

Big Bear offers numerous year-round touring experiences from horseback riding, to helicopter tours, jeep tours, and more. 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.