A family hikes together on a North Shore Big Bear trail

Outdoor Adventure Days 2024

Posted: 06/10/24

Jump on outdoor adventure in Big Bear all weekend for FREE!

Join the fun and adventure for the Big Bear Valley’s Annual Outdoor Adventure Days on June 22-23, 2024! This is the valley’s most diverse festival of outdoor activities, promoting the area’s natural beauty, accessibility and unique habitats. All events are FREE, but registration is required.

Event headquarters will be at the Christmas Tree Lot at the corner of Pineknot Ave and Village Dr. The registration booth and activities run Saturday from 8:30am to 4pm and Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis, so grab your friends, your family, and come early.

The purpose of the Ecotourism Coalition and the Outdoor Adventure Days is to draw support for local businesses while increasing awareness of the value of Big Bear Valley’s unique natural habitats and species. Our priority is creating harmony between local residents, tourists, our businesses and our beautiful surroundings. Show your support — join in the adventure and come experience something new!

Some of the outdoor activities available include:

— Enjoy the lake on the 55-passenger Big Bear Queen paddlewheel boat ride with a guided touraround the lake, or a 2-person kayak paddling experience!

— Exciting hikes on local trails, including a secret portion of the Cougar Crest trail.

— See amazing bird life with a guided bird walk to spot and identify land birds, or a guided tour by pontoon boat to see and identify our lake bird life.

— Eagle family fans can check out Jackie & Shadow’s nest from Dana Point Park with eagle experts on hand, or join other Jackie & Shadow fans for a special Bald Eagle celebration on Saturday, from 12pm to 2pm at the Discovery Center Amphitheater.

— Explore wildflower hikes at North Baldwin Pebble Plain, Sawmill Pebble Plain, and Metcalf Montane Meadow habitat, each containing several plants that exist nowhere else in the world!

Even more to come! For more information, visit