Big Bear Mountains Hiking

May 27, 2017
By swazileigh/ Langman

THINGS TO DO IN BIG BEARStay at the ITH Mountain Adventure Lodge on PCT Mile 266

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) has been enjoying a string of record years for thru hiker permits. The numbers aren’t concrete, but hiking enthusiasts digging into them estimate 1, 000 permits in 2013 and 1, 400 permits in 2014. Of those 1, 000+ permits, 300 are said to have finished the entire trail in 2013 and 430 in 2014. The recent movie Wild starring Reese Witherspoon must have peaked interest in the trail.

While many are enticed by the journey, few make the entire route.

So if you are dedicated to completing the entire 2, 650-mile trail, we salute you! This epic journey may not be easy, but it’s one of the most memorable and impressive treks in the United States.

Big Bear: Mile 266

Just south of the PCT trail in the San Bernardino National Forest, sits Big Bear Lake. Many PCT hikers pause for a few nights in Big Bear Village before continuing on their incredible trek. In the village they can pick up bounce/supply boxes, enjoy an evening on a real bed, and soak in a hot shower.

We gladly hold your supply / bounce boxes, making Big Bear the perfect recovery stop. Here are the two shipping options:


PO Box 4141

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

FedEx or UPS

657 Modoc Drive

Additionally, we also offer PCT hikers a 25% discount on private rooms and a $25 flat fee for dorm style rooms.

Coming from the North

Man, what an accomplishment! You’re one of the rare hikers who start near Canada. By the time you reach our humble location, you have over 2, 300 miles under your belt. The finish line is just in the distance.

Even though the end is near, take time to relish the myriad of oranges and reds spreading through the trees in Big Bear. Fall is one of our favorite seasons on the mountain. The lake is a perfect temperature for swimming and boating. We still enjoy the fleeting days of summer without enduring the heat.

Big Bear, Bear Mountain Ski resort, 5 foot of snow
Big Bear, Bear Mountain Ski resort, 5 foot of snow ...
Vlog: Hiking Big Bear Mountain
Vlog: Hiking Big Bear Mountain
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