62.0 miles
Distance
8,072 ft
Climb
-8,142 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Cell phone coverage may be spotty or non-existent in many places on this route. Riders should be experienced and self-sufficient.

This loop can be ridden as shown or used as a planning template. It will expose the rider to some of the finest trails in the Big Bear region: Wildhorse, SART, Skyline, and more. It can be ridden either direction - recommend clockwise as shown. Variations of the loop to include nearby spurs or parallel trails can explored by the ride planner to change the length or challenge of the ride to suit. Example: Replace Seven Oaks Rd with the Converse Rd or plan the Skyline Trail vice the Skyline Road. Some sections of the loop are remote - riders should be experienced and self-sufficient. Medical/rescue assistance may be delayed or have difficultly locating a rider in an emergency. Experience, equipment, fitness, nutrition and hydration must be considered in any ride plan. This course can be ridden either solo or in a group (recommended).

Detailed Description
Big Bear 100K Grand Tour is a 62 mile popular intermediate route located near Big Bear California. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 8,072 ft with a max elevation of 8,715 ft then descends -8,142 ft.
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11 Reviews & Comments

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abestern (Oct 1, 2022 at 9:27)
Note trail closures due to Radford fire. Details here: www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf
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abestern (Oct 1, 2022 at 9:26)
Note trail closures due to Radford fire. Details can be found here: www.fs.usda.gov/sbnf
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elephant33 (Aug 3, 2022 at 7:07)
Pretty fun and darn beautiful trail! Great in both direction!
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elephant33 (Aug 3, 2022 at 7:03)
Wow, under-impressive as a trail. Sorry that I even bothered except for the scenery and just being out in the awesome woods for a bit. The first mile or so (if you start at Heartbar) is a joke: completely potholed with horse holes. The rest is not great (with the exception of the last 10 mins or so)as a biking trail unless you’re going just to be out in nature
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BenLow2019 (Jul 30, 2022 at 12:54)
Bristlecone trail is shown as a Green trail on posted information boards. Consider editing.
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BenLow2019 (Aug 2, 2022 at 5:39)
Updated
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BenLow2019 (May 26, 2022 at 9:44)
I rode this in October 2021. Everything went great. I really had to rally after the climb from the bottom of Middle Control Rd up to the crest of Radford Road - 10 miles of climbing really put me in my place. I found a second wind and enjoyed the rest. Would do it again for sure. FWIW - I prepositioned two caches the night before so I never ran out of water or food. I didn't need all the food, but the water was perfect.
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kimmypoohx3 (Apr 24, 2022 at 15:53)
Exposed at the top and I know this tree \/ lol it does exactly that not saying this from experience or anything
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clarkhubbs22 (Aug 29, 2020 at 17:12)
A cool route but trail is usually very soft from horses. Does not feel like 1200ft of descending. But definitely 500ft of climbing.
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JPOG1919 (Jun 29, 2020 at 17:19)
This is an awesome trail. Exposed at times but ridable for sure. Great condition and a lot of fun to ride. Do ride with caution and pay attention. Have fun!
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Johnmoonbright (Sep 29, 2019 at 15:46)
Trail is clear of trees and rideable. Certain gnarled trees like to grab handlebars and send you OTB over the cliff, exercise extreme caution.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Big Bear 100K Grand Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,789 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,308 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,238 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.4%
  • Grade min
    50.6%
  • Distance climb
    30 miles
  • Distance down
    29 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bristlecone Trail
Sep 22, 2022 @ 6:09am
Sep 22, 2022
Trail opened. New fire order 05-12-52-22-08 in effect does not impact this trail.
Pineknot Connector
Sep 22, 2022 @ 6:05am
Sep 22, 2022
Trail opened. New fire order 05-12-52-22-08 in effect does not impact this trail.
Bluff Mesa
Sep 22, 2022 @ 6:00am
Sep 22, 2022
Trail opened. New fire order 05-12-52-22-08 in effect does not impact this trail.
Santa Ana River Trail (2E03) - Seven Oaks
Sep 22, 2022 @ 5:53am
Sep 22, 2022
Trail opened. New fire order 05-12-52-22-08 in effect does not impact this trail.
Wildhorse Trail Connector (2N93E)
Sep 22, 2022 @ 5:53am
Sep 22, 2022
Trail opened. New fire order 05-12-52-22-08 in effect does not impact this trail.
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