Fresh air fun beckons in Big Bear Lake

By: Shannon Brooks
Big Bear Lake in spring.
Big Bear Lake from the Castle Rock Trail. Photo by Visit Big Bear.

Itching to hit the road for your next adventure? Big Bear Lake is barking! Nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, this epic alpine wonderland is an outdoor recreationist’s paradise.

Here, all dogs get the VIP treatment—whether you’re paddling on the lake and birding in the wild or hitting the hiking trails and meandering around The Village. Consider this your personal invitation to make Big Bear Lake your pup-friendly playground!

Start planning your trip with some of our favorite spots in Big Bear Lake:


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