3,428 ft
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-8 ft
Descent
00:05:02
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Bristlecone Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Big Bear Lake
    Big Bear, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #99281 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #77181 in Trail Running
    • #76059 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a short meandering path in the forest between Snow Summit and Big Bear resort areas. Good for riders to get elevation acclimated before hitting higher stuff.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bristlecone Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    45 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,957 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,006 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,959 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,005 ft
  • Grade
    1.3%
  • Grade max
    -2.4%
  • Grade min
    9.2%
  • Distance climb
    1,923 ft
  • Distance down
    689 ft
  • Distance flat
    817 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:00
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Status:
on May 16, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 2 (2 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Ideal
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      Bristlecone Trail Trail Reports

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      May 16, 2024 @ 7:31am
      May 16, 2024
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 2:38pm
      Oct 21, 2023
      All fine.
      Jul 2, 2023 @ 1:00pm
      Jul 2, 2023
      Dusty dry.
      Jun 10, 2023 @ 1:31pm
      Jun 10, 2023
      Riding fine
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 269 rides
      • Last: May 18, 2024

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      Jul 30, 2022 @ 12:55pm
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      Jun 9, 2020 @ 7:39pm
      Jun 9, 2020

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