Let a local nature host lead you on a guided hike through winter in our national forest here in the Big Bear Valley! Depending on the amount of snow we have on the ground we can either hike or snowshoe through our majestic forest full of oak and pine trees. Snowshoe rentals are not included but quite a few business like Blauers or Goldsmith's in the Big Bear Valley rent them out super cheap. Bringing kids out for their first hike? I highly recommend my Arastre Creek Pacific Crest Trail hike. This is an easy hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, and I often see wild burros here in the winter months. My winter hikes are to areas such as: Pacific Crest Trail above Baldwin Lake, Hiking ability easy Snow Forest (An old abandoned ski resort with epic views of the lake) Hiking ability moderate to advanced, lots of altitude gain. Holcomb Valley, an old mining area, hiking ability easy to moderate Sugarloaf Mountain, hiking ability advanced, lots of altitude gain. This listing is for my two hour hike but if you wish to do a longer half day hike to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain or up snowy San Gorgonio Trails I host those too. You can message me for pricing. I start hosting this hike around Thanksgiving, when we may not have any snow on the ground but I will share with my guests a secret local place they can play in the snow after a mile hike uphill with great views.
I'm a self-taught nature guide and outdoor bloggess. I've been hiking in the San Bernardino National Forest for the last twenty years and know every great seasonal hike in our mountains and also have tons of knowledge to share on our local flora and fauna. I hike through the Big Bear area trails nearly every day year round (usually with my pup at my side) and I love to guide others on nature tours and hikes for beginners to advanced hikers. Book a hiker with The Hungry Mountaineer today to have the most fun outdoor experience in the Big Bear area!
Depending on what the weather is like and how much snow is on the ground I will take you and your guests to a unique hiking location that usually is only visited by locals. We may go snow shoeing in Holcomb Valley or if not enough snow is on the ground, we may go for a lovely walk through the forest near Skyline Trail with views overlooking San Gorgonio and the entire San Bernardino Valley.
Snowshoeing is harder then hiking, so if you wish to snowshoe remember that it is a bit harder and you go a lot slower.