North Shore National Recreation Trail/Little Bear

Area Status: Open
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This trail begins just behind the North Shore Campground on Hospital Rd. off of Hwy. 173. The trail descends along seasonal Little Bear Creek to FS Road 2N26Y, intersecting the road about 1 mile above Splinter’s Cabin Trailhead.   The seven year drought and Old Fire in 2003 took its toll on the trees along the trail, giving hikers an opportunity to view post fire effects and the changes as a result of the drought and bark beetle infestation.

At a Glance

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)

Recreation Map

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Mountain Climbing

Day Hiking

1.9 miles
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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