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Dog Friendly Things to Do in Big Bear

Bring Fido Along

Now a days, more and more guests are choosing to travel with their beloved family pooch! After all, little scruffy or tootsie is part of the family dynamics and it would be heart wrenching to leave him/her behind. It’s tough to watch as you walk out on them, see them climb up the couch, up to the window, their little noses pushed up against the glass, brushing away the curtains...

That’s why Gold Rush Resort Rentals is pleased to offer our guests Pet Friendly Big Bear Cabins. We have some great choices and are ready to help you find the one that is perfect for you. We've also put together some suggestions on etiquette when traveling with your dog for your convenience.

There's just something about traveling with a companion, especially the canine kind and this isn't one of those hush-hush-type vacations. If they run, jump, swim, and play just like you do, they're in for the adventure of a lifetime. Many of the things you'd want to do in Big Bear Lake are things that are even more fun with a furry companion.

Big Bear is a special place that offers many areas to explore. There are numerous parks throughout Big Bear Lake to take advantage of wide open spaces. We have hiking trails that you may choose to venture which is a great opportunity to bring Fido along. Walk along the Alpine Pedal Path, Grand View Point Trail, or Grays Peak Trail and take in the fresh mountain air or the San Bernardino National Forest.

Have you seen the picture of the dog on the stand-up paddleboard with his owner, just sitting as the owner paddles the two across the lake? Water activities are always much more fun with man's best friend. All Big Bear Lake beaches along Highway 36 are dog friendly, you can get there by taking the Alpine Pedal Path, view the address below.

Big Bear Lake is the perfect adventure for the whole family. Be sure to view our beloved pet, Nuggets welcome message to Big Bear for pooches, as well as our recommendations for traveling with your pet and the Gold Rush Resort Rentals pet policies. Happy Traveling!

Alpine Pedal Path
N Shore Dr & Stanfield Cutoff
Big Bear Lake, CA, US
Admission: Free
Open Year round. The entire path is approx. a 4-5 mile round trip path. Most of the path is paved. You will find access areas to the lake and beaches throughout the path. The beginning of the path is located off of the Stanfield Cutoff (bridge over Big Bear Lake, close to the village). An easy route to get you there is to drive away from the village, take the Stanfield Cutoff to the other side of the lake, turn left onto Hwy 38. Parking for the path will be approx. ½ mile to ¼ mile on the left side.

Grand View Point Trail
880 Edgemoor Rd
Big Bear Lake, CA, US 92315
A 6 mile hike in San Bernardino National Fores (Takes about 3 hours to complete).
For a shorter hike you can take Mill Creek Road, to Forest Service Road 2N10/Skyline Drive.

Grays Peak Trail
39042-39048 California 38
Big Bear Lake, CA, US 92333
A moderately easy, 7 mile hike in San Bernardino National Forest (Takes about 3.5 hours to complete).
Leads to the backside of the mountain where water views disappear, but peace and quiet is plentiful.

Big Bear Lake Beaches
48155 Lakewood Dr
Big Bear Lake, CA, US
Take your pooch to have some fun at the shoreline. Hwy 38 has many beaches along the lake. All of the beaches can be accessed from the Alpine Pedal Path. To get to the Alpine Pedal Path you would drive away from the village, take the Stanfield Cutoff to the other side of the lake, turn left onto Hwy 38. Parking for the path will be approx. ½ mile to ¼ mile on the left side.

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