Tag: Skyline Trail

Build and Explore: It’s Skyline Trail Weekend!

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 13, 2013 – After countless hours of trail building by volunteers, the Skyline Trail is ready for its public debut. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at the trail head located at the intersection of Forest Service Roads 2N10 and 2N06. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, refreshments, and brief statements from leaders of the Trail project — including Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Chair Phil Hamilton and San Bernardino National Forest Mountaintop District Ranger Scott Tangenberg. After the  ceremony, leaders of the Big Bear Cycling Association will christen the trail by leading bike rides for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. There is also a hike scheduled for anyone who prefers to walk. Skyline is a new multi-use trail for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding, designed to become the backbone of a new South Shore trails system. Located on the backside of Snow Summit, it parallels the 2N10 as it snakes from east to west, and offers views of Mount San Gorgonio. It currently extends eight miles to the Forest Dream single track trail west of 2N10, but ultimately it will meander through the forest for a 15-mile loop, with connections to existing and future trails. The trail can be accessed by car or bike via 2N10 at the top of Clubview Drive. Another option is to ride up the...

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“Kick and Flick” Celebrates the Start of the Skyline Trail

Big Bear, CA, May 30, 2012, 3:00pm – The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation is celebrating the kickoff of construction of the Skyline Trail, the first new trail in Big Bear Lake in almost 2 decades.  The event is Saturday, June 2nd, which appropriately enough, is National Trails Day.  The Skyline Trail is a collaboration of the Trails Foundation, the San Bernardino National Forest and the International Mountain Biking Association and will be a 15-mile world-class multi-use single track that will accommodate year round non-motorized uses such as cycling, horseback riding, hiking and snowshoeing planned along the top of the San Bernardino Mountains on National Forest land between the Big Bear and Santa Ana River Valleys offering stunning panoramic views of the area. The trail celebration, titled “Kick and Flick”, will be held at Northwoods Resort in the Village, Saturday, June 2nd from 6:00 to 9:00pm and will include complimentary food, refreshments, and a no-host bar.  The public is invited to this free event to meet the diverse and committed trail advocates behind the project and learn more about this unique collaborative effort.  It will also be the premiere of the documentary “Pedal-Driven”, a bike-umentary featuring cyclists, rogue trail builders, public land managers and trail advocates who tell the story of long-standing confrontations between mountain bikers and federal land management agencies over citizens’ rights and access to public lands.  According...

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