USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: San Bernardino County, about 7 miles southeast of Big Bear Lake, 104 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Moonridge 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
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(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 8 miles round trip
- Gain: 2500'
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: Cross-country and trail
Original: Byron Prinzmetal, May 2002
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- Drive east on I-10 to I-215.
- Go north on I-215 to SR 210.
- Go east on SR 210 to SR 330.
- Go north on SR 330 to Running Springs. Turn right on SR 18.
- Continue on SR 18 to the junction of SR 18 and SR 38. Reset your odometer here.
- Continue 6.0 miles on SR 18 to Moonridge Road. Turn right (south).
- At 6.8 miles, turn right (south) on Club View.
- At 8.1 miles, Club View becomes 2N10 (past the ski area). Continue on 2N10.
- At 8.8 miles, continue straight at the junction of 2N10E (which crosses 2N10 from both your right and left).
- At 9.3 miles, turn left (east) on 2N06.
- At 10.0 miles, go straight on 2N21.
- At 10.4 miles, park at the clearing before the gate.
HIKING ROUTE 3
- From the parking area, hike east along the road past the ski area
over several bumps to the saddle at the base of Sugarloaf (about 3
miles). The road becomes a trail past the last ski lift on the bump
named Sugarlump. The road and trail generally follow a long ridge
that goes generally east toward the mountain from the parking
- Hike up the slope to the top. Note your way for the return
as the return to the saddle is not obvious.
Hiking Route 3 crosses the Bear Mountain Ski Area. Permission to hike across
the ski area is required. Alternative routes are possible that by-pass the
ski area, but they have not yet been explored and documented.