Your Ultimate Guide to Snowshoeing in Big Bear

We are lucky enough to get all 4 seasons in our beautiful oasis of Big Bear. As fall comes to a close, our area turns into a winter wonderland. Snow begins to fall and ice covers the trees, making everything glitter like crystals. One of the best ways to experience the outdoors during the winter is snowshoeing in Big Bear. Strap on your shoes, then begin exploring!

If you’re planning a trip to Big Bear, take advantage of our complimentary Vacation Guide! We know planning a trip can be challenging, so we’ve compiled a list of some 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 snowshoeing in Big Bear
  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
  • The best restaurants in the area

Snowshoe Tour in Big Bear

The Southern California Mountain Foundation is an amazing resource to use during your stay at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins! They offer guided snowshoe tours around the San Bernardino National Forest. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about snowshoeing if you are a beginner, or use it to learn about the area. Just make sure you make your tour reservation in advance.

Snowshoe Rentals in Big Bear

If you’re looking to snowshoe on your own, you will most likely need to know where to find snowshoe rentals in Big Bear! Two of the best places to rent is and Action Tours California. They have a variety of snowshoes and poles so you can choose the perfect type depending on what you plan on doing. Each have been intricately designed for different types of snowshoeing in Big Bear from mountain hiking to trail walking. Let the experts help you decide what you need!

Where to Go Snowshoeing in Big Bear

The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail is a favorite spot for snowshoeing in Big Bear. During the summer, many flock to this area for hiking and mountain biking. In the winter, snow brings many snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Here, you can find challenging mountain trails or easy valleys to cross through. All you have to do is make sure you have an Adventure Pass to access this trail.

Rim Nordic

Rim Nordic has more than 13 miles of trails. In the summer they’re used for mountain biking, but in the winter, they’re perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Big Bear. Get your rentals here, purchase a pass, then hit the trails!

Enjoy a Winter Stay at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins

Come experience the winter wonderland at one of our Big Bear Lakefront Cabins. Imagine enjoying the day snowshoeing in Big Bear then coming back to warm up in front of the fire in your private cabin. Many even have hot tubs, the perfect end to a chilly day! With so many cabins to choose from of different sizes and locations, we know we have the perfect property for you. Choose your cabin, then start planning your stay. We look forward to having you!