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Driving directions to Big Bear Lake from Los Angeles & Southern California.

Hwy. 18 (east entrance) via I-15 through Victorville / Lucerne Valley

From North Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Areas:

  • Take the 210 East or Interstate 10 East to Interstate 15 North.
  • 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.

Hwy. 18 (west entrance) via I-210 through San Bernardino / Crestline

From The San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley & Los Angeles Areas

  • Take Interstate 210 East to Waterman Avenue North in San Bernardino.
  • Exit Waterman Avenue North and turn left. This is Hwy. 18.
  • Take Hwy. 18 through Crestline and Running Springs to Big Bear Lake.

Hwy. 38 via the I-10 through Redlands

From The Los Angeles Area:

  • Take Interstate 10 East, to the Orange Street exit (Hwy. 38) in Redlands.
  • Continue straight 1 block to the second stop light at Orange Street. Turn left.
  • After approximately 1 mile turn right on Lugonia Ave (Hwy. 38).
  • Follow Hwy. 38 through Mentone to the mountains and follow signs to Big Bear.

From Orange County, South Bay Area or Inland Empire:

  • Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to Interstate 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the Orange Street exit (Hwy. 38).
  • Continue straight 1 block to the second stop light at Orange Street. Turn left.
  • After approximately 1 mile turn right on Lugonia Ave (Hwy. 38).
  • Follow Hwy. 38 through Mentone to the mountains and follow signs to Big Bear.

From The San Diego Area:

  • Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 North, stay on the 215 North throughout the 60 West / 215 North merger, to Interstate 10 East, to the Orange Street exit (Hwy. 38).
  • Continue straight 1 block to the second stop light at Orange Street. Turn left.
  • After approximately 1 mile turn right on Lugonia Ave (Hwy. 38).
  • Follow Hwy. 38 through Mentone to the mountains and follow signs to Big Bear.

Highway 330 Through Running Springs

From The Los Angeles Area:

  • Take Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East.
  • Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18.
  • Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam.
  • Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd.
  • For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit.
  • For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

From Orange County Or The South Bay Area:

  • Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East.
  • Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18.
  • Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam.
  • Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd.
  • For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit.
  • For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

From The San Diego Area:

  • Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East, which will take you up into the mountains.
  • Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18.
  • Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam.
  • Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd.
  • For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit.
  • For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

From The San Fernando Valley Area:

  • Take the 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East which will take you up into the mountains.
  • Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18.
  • Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam.
  • Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd.
  • For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit.
  • For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

Directions courtesy of Big Bear Mountain Resorts.

Map of major highways leading to Big Bear