37.7 miles
3,386 ft
-8,220 ft
1 mile
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Section 8 of the California to Canada trail, a series of mountain biking trails extending from Southern California to Canada, similar to the Pacific Crest Trail. This section is entirely on mountain bike trails and forest service roads.

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California to Canada Section 8- Big Bear is a 38 mile moderately popular expert route located near Angelus Oaks California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 3,386 ft with a max elevation of 6,994 ft then descends -8,220 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for California to Canada Section 8- Big Bear mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    6 hr 34 min
  • Altitude change
    -4,835 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,132 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,966 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,133 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    23 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Santa Ana River Trail (2E03) - Thomas Hunting Ground Section
Nov 5, 2023 @ 3:20pm
Nov 5, 2023
1st section good. Gets progressively worse and worse. Multiple washouts near the bottom, overgrowth, and downed trees. Okay if you’re up for an adventure, but needs professional/organized trail work to get it back to riding the way it was.
Santa Ana River Trail (2E03) - Morton Peak Section
Aug 19, 2023 @ 12:07pm
Aug 19, 2023
Overgrown needs work for visibility and clarity
Santa Ana River Trail (2E03) - Post Office Section
Aug 19, 2023 @ 11:01am
Aug 19, 2023
Bring long sleeve, some overgrowth yet rideable
Santa Ana River Trail (2E03) - South Fork to Middle Control Rd
Aug 19, 2023 @ 11:00am
Aug 19, 2023
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.
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