Woodland Trail 1E23

Area Status: Open
This path winds its way through the pine trees near the north shore of Big Bear Lake.

Woodland Trail is a 1.5 mile interpretive loop. This unique nature trail with 16 numbered posts is considered easy, mostly flat with some short ups and downs. Print this trail brochure or pick one up free of charge at the entrance of the trail or the Big Bear Discovery Center and take the self-guided tour where you will learn about botany, geology and the wildlife of this dry woodland area. It takes 45 minutes to an hour to hike the trail. An Adventure Pass  or Interagency Pass is required for use of the amenities at the trailhead parking area.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: U.S. Fee Area Logo Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S.Forest Service
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

General Information


The trailhead is located on North Shore Drive (Highway 38), just 0.25 of a mile west of the Stanfield Cutoff, and 1 mile east of the Big Bear Discovery Center.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

1.5 mile loop
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery


Interpretive Site:

RS-114 Interpretive Path Sign

Picnic tables:
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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