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Champion Lodgepole Pine

Tke California 38 to Mill Creek Road (about one mile west of the city of Big Bear Lake), after about 41/2 miles, keeping right at forks in the road, turn right on 2N11 and continue for about one mile to the trail head, CA
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Easy Hike in the Forest

As the title suggests, there's was a nice most of the easy hike in the San Bernardino National... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
captk1701
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Duarte, California
via mobile
Beautiful

Not too easy of a drive. Uneven dirt road with ruts, I would suggest a car with decent ground... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Mike S
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Los Angeles, California
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Tke California 38 to Mill Creek Road (about one mile west of the city of Big Bear Lake), after about 41/2 miles, keeping right at forks in the road, turn right on 2N11 and continue for about one mile to the trail head, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the title suggests, there's was a nice most of the easy hike in the San Bernardino National Forest. It's about a 20-25 minute drive to the trailhead and most of the drive is on a Gravely dirt road with a few rats here in...More

Thank captk1701
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Not too easy of a drive. Uneven dirt road with ruts, I would suggest a car with decent ground clearance that being said I did see a few cars in the trail parking area, so they made the drive. It's a beautiful place to spend...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a very short, easy hike, making it great for taking a family of various ages. There is a dirt road drive necessary to get you to the beginning of the hike. The Lodgepole Pine is HUGE. With all the rain/snow this winter, I'd...More

1  Thank Siameseldy
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Easy walk in a beautiful area of Big Bear. Lots to explore in this area. Hike is not taxing at all. Took some time to also walk around the small lake near Champion Lodgepole. Very peaceful.

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Overall, this was a very nice hike for our family which included three younger children. The drive up to the hike Trailhead took about 15 to 20 minutes and the hike lasted about a mile or so round trip. Much of it is covered by...More

Thank captk1701
Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you have little hikers, this trail is perfect. It's fairly short (about a mile?) and the payoff is the giant lodgepole pine at the end of the trail. It is HUGE! Pack a picnic and some water.

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 27 February 2016

This is as wooded and lush as Big Bear gets. A very nice hike to a huge Lodgepole pine, "The Champion Lodgepole". Not too long for the kids, either. A must do while you are exploring Big Bear. Very enjoyable.

Thank Francene L
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The hike itself is very short - maybe a mile tops? It's family friendly with lots of large rocks to climb and play on as you make your way to the pine. We actually missed it when we passed it but found it on our...More

Thank ItsJustDrea
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This was an easy hike (1 mile round trip) and great for all ages. The scenery along the way is beautiful, the hike serene. Not many people knew about this place....so it was a pretty private hike! The Champion pine was dicovered in 1963; it...More

3  Thank kgellen
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Champion Lodgepole has mostly great reviews on TripAdvisor which is questionable. The trail itself is fairly short and easy. We did not find it particularly beautiful or with great views. However, it is good for little kids. However, you spend more time getting to this...More

1  Thank islandstylenumber1
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