Champion Lodgepole Trail 1W11

Area Status: Unreachable
  
 

Father and Son pause in a shady area along the trail

The Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail is located on the south side of Big Bear Lake. It is a pleasant 30 to 45 minute walk through a lush forest to Bluff Meadows and one of the largest Lodgepole Pine trees in the world. This an interpretive trail with 14 numbered posts that correspond to a brochure available at the trailhead and at the Big Bear Discovery Center.  There are many wildflowers in this area during the early summer months, and benches situated in shady spots along the trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Forest Service Roads 2N10 and 2N11 are part of the inventory of Annual Winter Road Closures on the Mountaintop Ranger District and are CLOSED every winter when there is snow accumulation. Call the Big Bear Discovery Center for information (909) 382-2790 (closed Tues/Wed).
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Parking
Best Season: Summer & Fall
Restrictions: Please do not hike or bike in the meadow.
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake

General Information

Directions:

From State Highway 18, approximately 1 mile west of Big Bear Lake Village, turn left on Mill Creek Road. Proceed past Aspen Glen Picnic Area, 0.4 of mile and turn left to continue on Mill Creek Road to Forest Road 2N10. Proceed on 2N10 for 3.7 miles and turn right on Forest Service Road 2N11 and continue 1 mile to the trailhead.

Due to water across Forest Service Road 2N11, vehicles with a height clearance are recommended.
 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

0.6 miles round trip
Difficulty Level: Easy

Amenities

Interpretive Site
Parking


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