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to catch the Pine Knot Trail (1E01) for a single-track thrill ride with twists and turns throughout. A popular ride ideal for beginners is Woodland Trail on the North Shore. ALPINE BIKE RENTALS

These Trails Are Made for Hiking Hiking trails are abundant in the San Bernardino National Forest, most notable the Pacific Crest Trail, which snakes through the north and east ends of Big Bear Valley. Most trailheads are easily accessible, and you’re treated to lush meadows, natural springs, and panoramic views. You may find boulders to climb or a down tree that is great fun to walk across. Various evergreens, from white firs to Jeffery pines and Ponderosas, provide shade throughout. See trails map on page 19. BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER

880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-5766 • SnowSummit.com

Where Mountain Biking Was Meant to Happen! Spring through autumn, join other mountain bikers from around the globe to experience a sport created for the mountains! Big Bear is a world-class mountain biking region with a network of more than 100 miles of trails and Forest Service roads to satisfy all ages and skill levels. Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair offers an easy way to access trailheads for cross-country mountain bike excursions. The Skyline Ridge (2N10) at the top of Summit takes bikers to favorite loops such as Grand View Loop and Plantation Trail. Also, be sure

BEAR VALLEY BIKES Full service bike shop (sales, service, repairs, guided tours, maps). 40298 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-8000 • BVBikes.com

BIG BEAR CYCLING Ride with Us! BigBearCycling.com

BLAUER’S SKI & BOARD SHOP Get out and Ride the Trails! 41177 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-5689 • BlauerSnowboards.com

CHAINS REQUIRED BIKE SHOP Your one-stop, get-it-all bike shop. 41869 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-878-3268 • ChainsRequiredBikeShop.com

SNOW SUMMIT SCENIC SKY CHAIR Sky’s the limit for outdoor enthusiasts. 880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake 909-866-5766 • SnowSummit.com

TREE HUGGERS © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

MOUNTAIN BIKERS © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

Your “Gateway to Adventure and Discovery in the Great Outdoors!” 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-3437 • MountainsFoundation.org

SNOW SUMMIT SCENIC SKY CHAIR

Direct access to the Alpine Pedal Path. Cruisers, hybrids, tandems, trailers and baby seats. 41911 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), East Boat Launch Ramp, Big Bear City 909-366-3185 • AlpineBikeRentals.com

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