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JKRONNIE 06-20-2013 04:01 PM

Easy, Scenic Big Bear trails?
 
I'll be in Big Bear with the family, I would like to find a trail that is scenic and easy that's suited for a 3 yr old to come along. Any ideas?

530ktm 06-20-2013 07:34 PM

Stop in a ranger station and pick up a map. There are lots of dirt roads that take you out in the back country that are easy runs.

tom h 06-20-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 530ktm (Post 3883373)
Stop in a ranger station and pick up a map. There are lots of dirt roads that take you out in the back country that are easy runs.

Lots of trail reports -- theres a good one at a competing site, myjeeprocks.com.

Also, there are some easy ridgeline trails above the ski runs that are cool.

mountainneer 06-20-2013 10:37 PM

Here are some trails out of the Guide to So Cal Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails. The attachments are 3 pages, I scanned out of the book.

suicideking 06-21-2013 01:29 AM

Do you want a fire road, or something a little more interesting?

Crab Flats is a good fire road to take. Jacoby is short, but slightly harder than a fire road. I think there's only one small section that would barely qualify as an obstacle.

I didn't go on the recent Horse Thief run, but read that trail is nice and pretty tame.

Baja1ab 06-21-2013 01:52 AM

I'm quite fond of Jacoby Canyon for such a thing. I used to take my wife daughter through Jacoby when she was about 4 in our Grand Cherokee (2" lift). Heck, my in laws did it in their stocker 4Runner and my mother-in-law is NOT wheelin material.

Anyway, I like it because it is not just a fire road but it is still very easy, scenic and you still get that remote, deep in the woods feeling. I also always liked doing that one "backwards", from HWY18 up, then connecting with other roads and trails in the area. Look it up on a map you'll see what I'm talking about.

Good luck and have fun!:thumb:

mountainneer 06-21-2013 02:59 PM

Also check out www.dirtopia. Lot of info on their web site...

yomondo 06-21-2013 05:05 PM

Clarks Summit and Skyline Drive on the south side of the lake are very scenic and easy, slightly more than a dirt road.

rkwfxd 06-21-2013 10:08 PM

IIRC Holcomb Valley - not Holcomb Creek - is a nice easy dirt road with about a dozen signs along the way at points of interest. Pretty sure I got a guide book at a ranger station that told about the area and significant events. But that was 18+ years ago with my infant daughter in a stock 94 4X4 Blazer. It was a fun day.

lmike6453 12-10-2013 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by mountainneer (Post 3886162)
Also check out www.dirtopia. Lot of info on their web site...

Thanks for this, found some good ones on there.

Aftahour 12-10-2013 12:12 PM

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Skyline has alot of snow on the trail. This was sat.

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