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September 2011

Wednesday Evening Trail Work #1

Don't listen to them. Trail work is not easy. However, it can be fun...and social...and good exercise. This is exactly what happened on Wednesday night when three Trails Foundation board members worked on the 7 Oaks Trail. We met at Aspen Glen picnic area at 5pm and rode 2 miles up to the 7 Oaks Trailhead where tools were waiting. We grabbed the tools and hiked down, noticing that the last trail crew did a great job on the first 1/4 mile. Our section was over run with weeds and the buckthorn was crowding back into the trail (we need [...]

Wednesday Night Trail Work #2

We made it out to the 7 Oaks trail again last Wednesday for a productive hour or so of trail maintenance. It’s amazing how much you can get done in a short amount of time. It’s equally amazing how much fun this “work” can be! We’ll keep rocking the Wednesday night fun fests, so get involved! Meet at Aspen Glen Picnic Area Wednesday at 5 pm ready to ride your bike up to 7 Oaks Trail (5 miles round trip). OR Meet at Upper 7 Oaks Trailhead Wednesday at 5:30pm. We’ll work, get dirty, and laugh for a solid hour [...]

August 2011

Golden Pulaski Awarded to Eggebraten

Thanks to her tireless tenacity and dedication to non-motorized transportation and recreation in the Big Bear Valley, The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation was pleased to honor Siri Eggebraten with its first-ever Golden Pulaski Award. As Foundation President Phil Hamilton said when he addressed the City Council at their August 22nd meeting, "I am sure there were a number of City employees who were involved in working on the CalTrans grant, but from the perspective of the Foundation the person who really made it happen was Siri. When we did not get the grant last year, rather than getting angry [...]

$230,000 Local Planning Grant Received

The City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino and Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation are proud to announce that the three partners have been awarded a $233,370 grant from the Caltrans Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the development of the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle and Equestrian Master Plan. The funds will be used to develop a plan that will guide and enable future development of road and trail resources across our Valley floor with connections to lake and mountain amenities. The process will include extensive community involvement to collect visions and identify community needs valley-wide. The plan [...]

Skyline Trail Public Meeting

On Saturday, August 20, 2011, a group of over 30 people attended the public meeting held by the US Forest Service for the proposed Skyline Trail. A general description of the project was provided by Deputy District Ranger Omero Torres, along with a short walking tour of existing and new trail sections under consideration for inclusion. Below is the text of the public legal notice from the USFS: “The Mountaintop Ranger District, San Bernardino National Forest, proposes to construct and designate the Skyline Recreation Trail, a non-motorized, multi-use trail within the bounds of the Skyline Fuelbreak, located along the ridge south of the Big Bear Valley. The trail is intended to separate motorized from non-motorized traffic on Forest Service Road (FSR) 2N10 to increase safety for all users. FSR 2N10 is a popular meandering, unpaved road that is frequently traveled by people driving vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles. The combination of mixed use and number of users has resulted in several near misses, as well as documented accidents between vehicles and non-motorized users. The Skyline Recreation Trail will be designed and constructed to encourage bicyclists to travel at safe speeds, thereby promoting safe shared-use for all non-motorized recreationists. Along the majority of the route, the trail will roughly parallel Forest Service Road 2N10 and follow an east-west alignment. The recreation trail in the fuelbreak is also intended to decrease the use of non-system trails in the vicinity of the Skyline Fuelbreak. As a result, the Mountaintop Ranger District also proposes to close and restore intersecting non-system trails to their natural condition that pose risks to Forest resources or hazards to Forest visitors. Signs will be installed to mark the trail and to direct and educate trail users away from non-system routes as necessary. Trail construction will utilize best management practices to mitigate resource concerns and will follow Trails Management Handbook guidelines (FSH 2309.18). […]

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New Trail Plan

Speak Now and have your Voice Be Heard!
Wednesday, March 22nd NEW TRAILS PLAN OPEN HOUSE information avaliable from 4:30-5:30pm at the Discovery Center, on North Shore Drive in Big Bear

This will be ... See more

Big Bear Non-Motorized Recreational Trail Network Plan Big Bear is a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Area This means that a lot of people and their houses meet up with undeveloped forest. "The WUI is ... See more

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Help us report trail conditions this spring and enter to win a $160 Five Ten Gift Card!

After a massive Big Bear winter, you can bet that our trails will need some extra care this spring- and we ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

New Trails Plan Open House Next Wednesday, 3/22, 4:30-5:30pm Discovery Center

Working together with the Southern California Mountains Foundation, we here at the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

BIG THINGS are developing in Big Bear! This week we had the opportunity to spend time with Regional Forest Service staff. Day one we gave a presentation on our future trails project as well as the ... See more

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4 weeks ago
70 more miles added to Greater Prescott Trails

It Ain't Fair Big Bear! Why does Prescott, AZ get all the New Trails?

According to this article, Prescott now has 300 miles of trail in their immediate forest area, with 70 miles of this just added ... See more

In 2008, a group of citizens, forest users, and local, state and federal government entities collaborated on a project to understand what recreation activities visitors enjoyed and where demand was ... See more

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1 month ago

Cushtenbury Point, Hwy 18.
Big Bear to Barstow, 62mi.

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1 month ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

Big thanks to our local Dominos businessman Bruce for adopting a local trail! Trails feed our souls and Bruce feeds the people who take care of our trails. It's the circle of life. Thank you Bruce!

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1 month ago
Timeline Photos

Board of Directors Meets this Wednesday to Review First Draft of New Trail Plan

We've been talking about this for a long while, and it's getting closer. The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Board ... See more

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1 month ago
H.R.845 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

BIG BEAR IS AHEAD OF THE GAME! Did you know Congress passed the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act that, among other things, requires the Forest Service to increase the number of ... See more

Summary of H.R.845 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

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1 month ago
rathbuncorridor.com

We are really excited about the work the City of Big Bear Lake is doing! Join them (and us) at their open house today starting at 3:30 to learn about the exciting Rathbun Corridor. ... See more

Rathbun Corridor Sustainability Plan

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