Big Bear, California, is known for its natural beauty. With glorious overlooks, colorful wildflowers, and sparkling lake, there is beauty around every turn. Many of our properties even have stunning views. With so many trails and places to explore, you’ll want to get to them all! One of the best ways to see the area is Big Bear horseback riding. Explore the wild and venture through the landscape on saddleback.
If you’re planning a trip to Big Bear, take advantage of our complimentary Vacation Guide. We know that planning a vacation can be challenging, so we created a list of our favorite things to do in the area to save you from hours of research. In our free guide, you’ll find:
- Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss
- Outdoor activities for all skill levels like Big Bear horseback riding
- Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
- The best restaurants in the area
Big Bear Horseback Riding Companies
Big Bear Equestrian Center & Bear Valley Farms
Big Bear Equestrian Center & Bear Valley Farms in Big Bear, CA, is one of our favorite places for Big Bear horseback riding because they have options for everyone from beginners to seasoned riders. Trail rides in Big Bear are coming soon, but lessons are currently offered here. If you have never ridden a horse before but would like to during your Big Bear Lakefront Cabins vacation, we recommend their 3-hour Trail Experience. They will teach you everything you need to know about riding before helping you out on the trail for the first time! They also offer short-term boarding if you would like to bring your own horse on your trip.
Baldwin Lake Stables
Baldwin Lake Stables have been in business for more than 25 years. Located on the eastern end of Big Bear Valley, their stables are in a prime riding area. For example, they are just moments away from the Pacific Crest Trail! Choose from their different offerings for the perfect ride. Choose from hourly, half-day, and even sunset rides. Open year-round, you’ll have the chance to see any season on horseback. With this company, you can even indulge in a private guide for your Big Bear horseback riding. Get to know the area as your guide takes you through some of the best places the area has to offer!
Big Bear Horseback Riding Trails
The Pacific Crest Trail
Did you know that the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail is open to horseback riding? The PCT goes right through Big Bear, making it one of the best places for you to ride. However, you should be aware that there are parts of this trail that can pose a challenge for riders that are not experienced. Preparation and research are definitely a must if you are planning a long ride.
The Big Bear Discovery Center
The Big Bear Discovery Center can tell you everything you need to know about Big Bear horseback riding. At this center, you will have access to maps and area experts that can tell you the best trails to ride. With so many trails available, visiting this center before embarking on your excursion will get you fully prepared.
Stay at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins
Let Big Bear Lakefront Cabins be your home base for all your Big Bear horseback riding! We even have properties available that have on-site stables so you can bring your horses with you on vacation. Enjoy gorgeous views and ideal locations in our cozy cabins! Browse through our rentals, then start planning your stay.