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Highway 330 through Highland (recommended)

If you're driving from:

Temecula, Escondido, or San Diego...

  • Take I-15 N, to the 215 N, to I-10 E to the 210 W to access Hwy 330
  • Hwy 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy 18.
  • Once you reach Big Bear Lake Dam, continue straight onto Hwy 18/Big Bear Blvd OR turn left and take Hwy 38 to Fawnskin.

If you're driving from:

Mexico...

  • Take I-5 or I-805 from the Border into San Diego and navigate to the I-15N, then to 215 N, to I-10 E or 210E to access Hwy 330

Highway 38 through Mentone

If you're driving from:

Temecula, Escondido, or San Diego...

  • Take I-15 N, to the 215 N, to I-10 E
  • Exit the I-10 E on Orange Street to continue to the second stop light (Orange St) and turn left.
  • Turn right on Lugonia Ave (Hwy 38).
  • Follow Hwy 38 through Mentone and follow signs to Big Bear.

If you're driving from:

Mexico...

  • Take I-5 or I-805 from the Border into San Diego and navigate to the I-15N, then to 215 N, to I-10 E to access Hwy 38.

Highway 18 (East Entrance) through Lucerne Valley

Recommend if Hwy 330 and Hwy 38 are both closed.

If you're driving from:

Temecula, Escondido, San Diego, and Mexico...

  • Navigate to the 210 E or 10 E to the 15 N.
  • Follow the 15 North over the Cajon Pass towards Victorville and take Exit 153A (D Street/CA-18).
  • Merge onto D Street/CA-18.
  • Turn right (East) at Hwy. 18 through Lucerne Valley.
  • In Lucerne Valley, Hwy. 18 bears to the right (south) 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.

Directions courtesy of Big Bear Mountain Resorts.

Map of major highways leading to Big Bear
Main routes to Big Bear Lake