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October 2011

Chutes That Stink

At the last Trails Foundation board meeting, we got into a healthy debate about opening and closing trails. Right now we're pushing hard to develop the Skyline Trail, and US Forest Service district ranger Scott Tangenberg is doing a fantastic job talking with us and helping to support this project. Scott though, like all of us, has to report to someone up the ladder. And, reading between the lines, what those people up high are saying goes something like this..."You all want to build a new trail? Fine. But first, we have to address all of the illegal trails that [...]

Skyline Trail Update

As many of you are aware the BBVTF has been working very hard to establish a single track trail that will roughly parallel 2N10.  Lots of time and effort, that often goes un-noticed has gone into this effort.  We wanted to update you on this work so you know progress continues.   A public hearing was conducted by the USFS and the public was invited to send any comments or concerns about this proposed project to them.  At a recent meeting with USFS staff we were advised that no significant negative input had been received.  This is very good news [...]

Pedal Path Paved

All of us know what a great asset the Pedal Path on the North Shore is for our Valley. No it’s not a great challenging path for strong hikers or riders. It is just a great path for families and folks who want a nice hike or ride along the lake. And I am sure we have all been concerned about the poor condition of the path. YEA for USFS. It has now been patched and repaired and is ready for winter. Thanks to those folks for getting the job done. I would add that this is going to be [...]

Trail Work: 10/23

Come join the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, meet some locals, see a different area of Big Bear, rehabilitate a trail, and do some good! We’ll be heading out to a section of the Pacific Crest Trail above Fawnskin and YMCA Camp Whittle on Sunday, October 23rd. Seems that last winter, and the fire burns, have wreaked havoc on the PCT and the Forest Service just doesn’t have the tax dollars to maintain it in perfect condition. So…we’re going to pitch in and help out a bit. Meet at the Fawnskin Triangle at 9am with dirty work clothes, gloves, water [...]

September 2011

Another Night of Trail Work

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 [...]

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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4 days ago

Community Trial Work on Sugarloaf Trail this Saturday! This trail needs YOU. We're going to cover some ground this time around, so come prepared to do some hiking to get to the good stuff. No ... See more

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5 days ago
Photos from Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation's post

Your Adopt-A-Trail Program makes good trails Great.

Doug, Louise, and Eric Benedon are throwing their love, time, and a bit of money into their adopted section of the Skyline Trail. This last Sunday ... See more

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1 week ago

Do you crave a little hard labor followed by well deserved snacks and socializing? Join us next weekend!

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

Making an old trail new: Cougar Crest

A whole lot of work has been done lately, from hard-working volunteers on National Trails Day to Youth Crews to Dudes in Excavators. We're not finished yet, but ... See more

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1 week ago

Trail Host Training!

Two rounds of this have already happened, creating 43 official individuals who hike, ride, and hoof about our forest. They wear a Trail Host shirt and are officially ready to ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Southern California Mountains Foundation

Join us this Saturday as we clean up the shoreline and Alpine Pedal Path! FREE lunch and raffle directly after. This is in partnership with Mountaintop Recreation, who manages the Serrano Campground ... See more

The 4th annual Big Bear Lakeshore Clean-up Day at Meadow’s Edge is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2018, in the popular day-use picnic area across the highway and west of the Big Bear Discovery ... See more

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3 weeks ago

Did you take pictures out on the trail yesterday for National Trails Day? Tag them with @AmericanHiking and #NationalTrailsDay for the chance to win sweet gear prizes.

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3 weeks ago

Don’t forget to take some beautiful photos out on the trail for National Trails Day. Tag American Hiking Society and #NationalTrailsDay for your chance to win some sweet gear!

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3 weeks ago
Find An Event – American Hiking Society

#NATIONALTRAILSDAY IS TODAY! Let's celebrate trails today and every day!! We are rallying together at 8:30am at the Big Bear Discovery Center to improve Cougar Crest trail, one of the most popular ... See more

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 2, 2018 Find A National Trails Day Event Near You More Events Added Frequently Some events take place throughout the year. Enter any of the fields below and ... See more

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3 weeks ago
National Trails Day 2018

Join us tomorrow as we unite for #NationalTrailsDay to improve Cougar Crest trail, one of the most popular trails on the north shore of Big Bear Lake. Lunch will be provided to all registered ... See more

Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation, Bear Valley Trails Foundation, and the San Bernardino National Forest for National Trails Day 2018! Volunteers are needed to help with trail ... See more

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