The most scenic Sunset hike in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, California, United States

Experience hosted by Amber

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

My guests meet me at the Snow Forest parking area and hike up into the beautiful Snow Forest. Snow Forest is the site of an old ski resort and the property has been restored back to its initial mountain wilderness glory. Snow Forest is just the name of this area of Big Bear Lake. There is not actually snow year-round, just to clarify. Snow Forest is one of the most beautiful areas in Big Bear Lake and it's an area that only locals know about. This particular trail is an advanced to moderate hike, it's all uphill in the beginning. If you are interested in doing an easier hike before the sunset please feel free to enquire about that. In the spring, besides offering spectacular views, the Snow Forest hike also has vast meadows of wildflowers and seeing deer, bobcats or coyotes is not unheard of. Wildlife is all over this area of the forest.
Other things to note
This is a really fantastic sunset hike. The booking time I put down starts in the evening but if you wish to do this hike any other time of day, that can easily be arranged.
My guests meet me at the Snow Forest parking area and hike up into the beautiful Snow Forest. Snow Forest is the site of an old ski resort and the property has been restored back to its initial mountain wilderness glory. Snow Forest is just the name of this area of Big Bear Lake. There is not actually snow year-round, just to clarify. Snow Forest is one of the most beautiful areas in Big Bear Lake and it's an area that only locals know about. Thi…

Meet your Host, Amber

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I've hiked nearly all the trails in the Big Bear Valley in the last 20 years. I know almost every trail on this mountain between Crestline and Big Bear Lake and I love to share my favorite hikes with travelers adventuring through our local wilderness. I'm well versed on local flora and fauna and love to share my knowledge with visitors to our local mountains. I also write my own column in our local newspaper about hiking in the San Bernardino National Forest, based on my very popular blog, Hungrymountaineer.com.
I'm a world traveler and long-distance hiker myself and love to help other hikers do some of the best hikes that Big Bear has to offer. We may not have Mt Whitney in our backyard, but this high altitude hike will get your heart pumping as you scramble up some of the most breathtaking trails Big Bear has to offer!
I've hiked nearly all the trails in the Big Bear Valley in the last 20 years. I know almost every trail on this mountain between Crestline and Big Bear Lake and I love to share my favorite hikes with travelers adventuring through our local wilderness. I'm well versed on local flora and fauna and love to share my knowledge with visitors to our local mountains. I also write my own column in our local newspaper about hiking in the San Bernardino National Forest, based on my very popular blog, Hungr…
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Where you'll be

We will start the hike at the base of Snow Forest & follow the dirt road to get your first epic lake view. The trail is all uphill and steep. We continue our locals-only hike up the old ski slopes to enjoy the views.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Lyndsay
November 2021
What a fun hike! Amber is a wonderful guide, the location was beautiful, and the other people in my group were interesting and fun to chat with. This was the perfect way to spend the afternoon! 😊
Audrey
November 2021
This was a fantastic, small group hiking experience, and Amber was incredibly welcoming. She customized our hike for our little dog, answered our questions, and even gave us hot chocolate at a pretty lookout point. This was our first visit to the area, and we’ll definitely book another hike with her for our next Big Bear visit. Thanks again, Amber!
Lara
November 2021
I highly recommend a hike with Amber. She is a local and knows all of the best hikes and off the beaten path locations. She is super friendly and fun to spend time with.
Kelli
November 2021
Hike off the beaten path, avoid crowds and experience spectacular views. Amber was very friendly and personable. She took great photos of us and let us take our time. Recommend to anyone that likes to hike!
Rik
November 2021
A really great sunset hike with some really incredible views. We lucked out with a great sunset but even the hike through the woods was brilliant.
Jennifer
June 2021
Amber's hike was fun and she's very informative. My family of 6 had fun. Shes patient and taught us about nature and about things to do while on vacation! Grteful to have gone hiking with her

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 50 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

water, sunscreen, snacks, hat,hiking boots, sunglasses

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.