E-Bikes aren’t allowed on US Forest Service non-motorized trails, but there are still wonderful places to take these machines! Travel farther and faster than you would on a normal bicycle, see more than you would in a car or truck, and hear more of the natural sounds around you than you would on a motorcycle.
Here are some starter suggestions for you:
- John Bull Holcomb Valley: 14 mile loop starting at bottom of Van Dusen Canyon. Dirt roads leading through historic Holcomb Valley, with interpretive areas available to stop and learn. John Bull is a technical 4×4 road that offers technical challenges.
- Butler Peak Fire Lookout: 12 mile out and back trip starting in Fawnskin. Dirt road up to scenic views ending at Butler Peak Fire Lookout.
- South Shore to Santa Anna and Back: 25 mile loop, starting near the Village of Big Bear Lake. Forest riding on dirt roads up to historic Clark’s Grade, with a descent down into the Santa Anna River Valley. Ascend back up to South Shore via legendary Radford Road
- Bear Mountain to Wildhorse Meadows: 20 mile out and back leaving from Bear Mountain Ski Area and heading up forest road 2N93. Tremendous views of Big Bear, large green meadow at the top.
- Cactus Flats OHV: 5 mile loop, with other options available in the area. Most routes in this area are 50″ or less and designed for Off Highway Vehicles. Joshua trees and desert view in this warmer area northeast of Big Bear Lake.