From Palm Springs

Driving directions to Big Bear Lake from Palm Springs.

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Hwy 18 via the I-10/ Hwy. 62/ Hwy. 247 through Yucca Valley

  • Take Interstate 10 West, Exit 117 to merge onto CA-62 East/Twentynine Palms Hwy. toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley.
  • Turn left at CA-247 North/Old Woman Springs Road to Camp Rock Road.
  • Turn left at Camp Rock Road to Hwy. 18.
  • Continue on Hwy. 18 toward the mountains.
  • Follow Hwy. 18 around the north end (North Shore Dr.) to Stanfield Cutoff, turn left and proceed over the bridge.
  • At the stoplight turn right onto Big Bear Blvd.

Hwy. 38 via the I-10 through Redlands

  • Take Interstate 10 West to Yucaipa.
  • Take the County Line Road off-ramp. Turn right.
  • Follow County Line Road to Bryant St. Turn left.
  • Follow Bryant St. to Hwy. 38.
  • Turn right onto Hwy. 38 to the mountains and follow signs to Big Bear.
Map indicating freeways to Big Bear Lake, California
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