Best Running Experiences
South Shore Trail Network
Rising quickly above The Village this network of single track and fire roads provides unlimited running! Start by heading up Knickerbocker and turning left onto forest road 2N08 or just past Bear Mtn Resort at the junction of Skyline Trail and 2N10.
Holcomb Valley Trail Run
15 and 33 mile Trail Runs on North Shore of Big Bear Lake. Website….
Big Bear Youth Trail Run Series
Four races designed to introduce kids to trail running, the series includes 1.5 and 3 mile trail runs on Woodland Trail on North Shore Drive near Stanfield Cutoff. Open to K-high school students.
Ryan Hall’s Run Around the Lake
Big Bear’s Olympian Ryan Hall’s first run around Big Bear Lake. This run moves clockwise around the lake. Start and finish on Sandalwood Drive, turn right on Fox Farm, left on Wren, right on Park Avenue, left on Knight, right on Big Bear Boulevard, right on Lakeview Drive, right on Big Bear Boulevard, right North Shore Drive, right on North Shore Lane, left onto the Alpine Pedal Path, right on Stanfield Cutoff, right on Big Bear Boulevard, and right on Sandalwood to finish.
Alpine Pedal Path
5 Mile out and back lakeside route is on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake near the East Boat Ramp.
Four miles round trip. It’s a steep climb, but a great technical run. Park at Cougar Crest Trailhead and follow the trail until it meets the Pacific Crest Trail to a beautiful view of the lake from the north shore.
Resources for Running in Big Bear
Run Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake North Shore Half Marathon, Kodiak 100, and Big Bear Turkey Trot
Misery Loves Company
Big Bear Running Club
Sky High Training, Inc
Boxing and mixed martial arts training and high altitude training center for athletes
Training Runs, Endurance Training, Nutrition