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Snow Summit

Average Rating:    (3.84 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 31

Downhill, fire-roads and single-track. EXCELLENT ridding! Probably some of the best in SoCal. There's riding for all levels -- beginner to pro. Be aware: during the busier seasons, weekends and holidays you'll find plenty of hikers...use caution. If you like downhilling -- this is THEE spot! If you like cross-country with a-w-e-s-o-m-e views -- this is the spot.
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Latitude
34.222164448061854
Longitude
-116.89229965209961
Trail Directions
Take highway 18 all the way through Big Bear city. Go south on Summit Blvd until it ends. You'll see the lift just to the right. Team Big Bear has a shop to the left of the lift. They have some very nice downhill bikes for rent.
Trail Length
0 - 20 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Big Bear
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Review Date
July 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Zachariah ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fast, easy singletrack, and worth the drive from wherever you come from in SoCal. Easy because the management here does not want you to KILL YOURSELF. Pay the $25/day lift pass and squeeze in five good rides, equaling about 40 miles of XC-style downhill sweetness.

Try:
*IE01 - A fast, swoopy and smooth DH with minimal pedaling
*Upper/Lower Fall Line - Named after BC's infamous North Shore ride, this steep, rocky DH is full of stutter bumps, and switchbacks. Fun only if you have 5+ inches of FS travel and good brakes
*Cabin 89 Trail - Another short but excellent singletrack off the 2N17 fire road
*2N08 - Easy singletrack through lush forest and great views
*Towne Trail - a flat, level trail with several high, banked berms for max speed generation. Leads straight into the Sky Chair lifts

Recommended Route:
2N10 Skyline Fire Service Road

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hemet - Simpson Park
Santa Ana River Trail
Hurkey Creek Park - 24hrs of Adrenalin course
Temecula - Vail Lake



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Review Date
June 21, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RIDE-ON ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
To start off, I wanna complain about the map we got at the Snow Summit lift booth. 1st the north symbol on the bottom right is upside down, and made mapping a bit confusing. 2nd the single track trails are hard to find because there are NO markers, even some fire roads intersections aren't labeled. 3rd who the F*#? wants to bring a mountain bike all the way up to big bear, buy a lift ticket and end up riding mostly fire roads? These roads are used by motorcycles and cars stirring up dust as they pass and making "mountain biking" a lame experience. When we finally found 1e01/Pine knot trail(single track)after climbing a couple hills, we found our self enjoying the epic downhill(about 3-4 miles)and ended up on mill st, in town miles from the lift, again lame. This is by far not the best mountain biking so-cal has to offer. We had fun and may come back for more, but will bring our cross country bikes instead of long travel bikes, due to the uphills. Maybe the upper/lower fall line to Bristlecone trail down would of been better for heavy mountain bikes.

Recommended Route:
Altogether we rode about 30 plus miles up and down the mountain on the south side of the lake and 20 or so miles on the north side. So far my best recommendation is parking at Mills st road, just pass Edgemoor rd, you do need a forest adventure pass. Go up Cabin89trail to 2n08 to skyline then down 1e01 to Pineknot trail. Or pay 12-30 bucks for a lift at big bear or Snow Summit to the top and enjoy mostly semi downhill fire roads, with a few single track(if you can find them). Hope you like fire roads.



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Review Date
June 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: SUITEDFINGERS ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Took the lifts up this past weekend. Despite it only being the second weekend they were open, the trails were in really good shape although very dusty. Lots of steep, technical riding up here still despite them closing it to downhillers.

Recommended Route:
Upper and lower fallline, and 1E01

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Santa Ana River Trail



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Review Date
October 22, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: yeeyeewee670 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
well there isnt just one trail.there is westridge, summit trail,cruiser,log chute,2n10,pirates of the caribean,cables, and fall line.westridge is probly the hardest trail mostly because the waterfall and the slide but all of the trail are hard dh trails accept 2n10 and pirates of the carrabean.i would rate every thing on the mountain an 100 out of 10

Recommended Route:
take the 38 to big bear city

Other recommended trails in the same area:
m trail,c trail southrigde



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Review Date
September 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Maddog ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I've ridden here once for each of the last 8 years and for me, it has diminished in quality over the last 3. The resort trails have gotten wider, especially on the turns, and bumpier. DHers will still find them fun and fast but they are more like ATV trails.

The off resort trails like Pine Knot, Pirates and Cabin 89 are still good, true singletrack. Upper and Lower Falline have challenging rock gardens but have also become wider by people creating new lines or going around the rocks.

From now on, I'll save my money, pedal up the Forest Service roads and leave the lift to the DHers.

Recommended Route:
Ride up the forest service roads (can't remember the numbers but ask at the bike shop) to Pineknot trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grey's Peak trail to Hannah Flat campground is a lot of fun. Do the out and back from Grout Bay by Fawnskin



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