Directions


Bear Mountain is conveniently located in the Big Bear Lake area of the San Bernardino mountains. The address is 43101 Goldmine Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.

3 Ways to Big Bear !

Driving Direction Map to Big Bear Mountain ResortsHow many ways do you know to get to Big Bear? Most people are aware of HWY 330/18 “the front way” from San Bernardino through Running Springs and do not realize that there are a total of 3 ways into Big Bear. When all three routes are open, the “front way” is the fastest route into the valley, although during busy times it can become more congested. Hwy 38 from Redlands is a bit longer however; it is a great alternate route and will often save time when leaving the valley. Travelers coming from the High Desert area prefer HWY 18. This route is often less impacted during snowy weather.

When traveling to the Big Bear there are 3 routes to choose from:

  1. 1. State Hwy 330 / Hwy 18 through Running Springs is the fastest and easiest route, however, it can get congested on weekends and busy holidays.
  2. 2. Highway 38 through Redlands is a bit longer, but is the most scenic and often has less traffic than Hwy 330 / Hwy 18.
  3. 3. Finally there is Highway 18 through the Lucerne Valley, which gets less snowfall during storms and has the least amount of mountain driving.

It is a good idea to choose your route depending on weather conditions and day of the week, and remember to always carry chains in your vehicle when traveling in the mountains.

Attention: Please be advised that CHP and CalTrans will not allow buses greater than 40’ in length. See http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d15/vc35400.htm.

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Route 1: HWY 330 / HWY 18 THROUGH RUNNING SPRINGS

From The Los Angeles Area:
Take Interstate 10 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 / Mtn. Resorts. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

From Orange County Or The South Bay Area:
Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the 210 West, to Hwy. 330 / Mtn. Resorts. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

From The San Diego Area:
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 north, stay on the 215 north throughout the 60 / 215 merger, to Interstate 10 East, to the 210 West, to Hwy. 330 East to Mtn. Resorts, which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

From The San Fernando Valley Area:
Take the 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 East / Mtn. Resorts which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Snow Summit: stay on Big Bear Blvd. to Summit Blvd. and turn right. Follow this road to Snow Summit. For Bear Mountain: stay on Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn right. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate.

Route 2: HWY 38 THROUGH REDLANDS

From The Los Angeles Area:
Take Interstate 10 East, to the Orange Street exit (Hwy 38). There will be a stop sign at the bottom of the off ramp, continue straight 1 block to Orange Street, turn left. After approximately 1 mile turn right on East Lugonia Ave (Hwy 38). Follow Hwy 38 through Mentone to Big Bear City. Hwy 38 will turn left onto Big Bear Blvd. At the first stoplight (Greenway Drive), Hwy 38 turns right. Stay straight on Big Bear Blvd which is now Hwy 18. For Bear Mountain follow Big Bear Blvd through Big Bear City into Big Bear Lake past the shopping centers and turn left on Moonridge Rd. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit stay on Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd and turn left.

From Orange County or South Bay Area:
Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to the Orange Street exit (Hwy 38). There will be a stop sign at the bottom of the off ramp, continue straight 1 block to Orange Street, turn left. After approximately 1 mile turn right on East Lugonia Ave (Hwy 38). Follow Hwy 38 through Mentone to Big Bear City. Hwy 38 will turn left onto Big Bear Blvd. At the first stoplight (Greenway Drive), Hwy 38 turns right. Stay straight on Big Bear Blvd which is now Hwy 18. For Bear Mountain follow Big Bear Blvd through Big Bear City into Big Bear Lake past the shopping centers and turn left on Moonridge Rd. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit stay on Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd and turn left.

From The San Diego Area:
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 north, stay on the 215 north throughout the 60 West / 215 north merger, to Interstate 10 East, to the Orange Street exit (Hwy 38). There will be a stop sign at the bottom of the off ramp, continue straight 1 block to Orange Street, turn left. After approximately 1 mile turn right on East Lugonia Ave (Hwy 38). Follow Hwy 38 through Mentone to Big Bear City. Hwy 38 will turn left onto Big Bear Blvd. At the first stoplight (Greenway Drive), Hwy 38 turns right. Stay straight on Big Bear Blvd, which is now Hwy 18. For Bear Mountain follow Big Bear Blvd through Big Bear City into Big Bear Lake past the shopping centers and turn left on Moonridge Rd. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit stay on Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd and turn left.

From The Palm Springs Area:
Take Interstate 10 West to Yucaipa. Take the County Line Road off-ramp. Turn right. Follow County Line Road to Bryant St. Turn left. Follow Bryant St. to Highway 38. Turn right onto Highway 38, which turns into Highway 18, which turns into Big Bear Blvd. For Bear Mountain: follow Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn left. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit: follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd. and turn left. Follow this road to Snow Summit.

Route 3: HWY 18 THROUGH THE LUCERNE VALLEY

From The Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Areas:
Take the 210 East or Interstate 10 East to Interstate 15 North. Follow the 15 North over the Cajon Pass towards Victorville and take the Bear Valley Road exit. Turn right (East) at Hwy 18 through the Lucerne Valley. In Lucerne Valley Hwy 18 bears to the right taking you toward the Big Bear Valley. Follow this road along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the Standfield Cut off, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right and follow Big Bear Blvd past the shopping centers. For Bear Mountain turn left at Moonridge Rd and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd and turn left.

From The San Diego Area:
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 north, stay on the 215 north throughout the 60 West / 215 north merger, which merges into the 15 North. Follow the 15 North over the Cajon Pass towards Victorville and take the Bear Valley Road exit. Turn right (East) at Hwy 18 towards Lucerne Valley. In Lucerne Valley Hwy 18 bears to the right taking you into the Big Bear Valley. Follow this road along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the Standfield Cut off, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right and follow Big Bear Blvd past the shopping centers. For Bear Mountain turn left at Moonridge Rd. and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd and turn left.

From the Orange County or the South Bay Area:
Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East) to the 215 North. The 215 North merges into the 15 North. Follow the 15 North over the Cajon Pass towards Victorville and take the Bear Valley Road exit. Turn right (East) at Hwy 18 towards Lucerne Valley. In Lucerne Valley Hwy 18 bears to the right taking you into the Big Bear Valley. Follow this road along the North Shore of Big Bear Lake to the Standfield Cut off, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right and follow Big Bear Blvd past the shopping centers. For Bear Mountain turn left at Moonridge Rd. and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd and turn left.

From the High Desert Communities:
From Bear Valley Road take Hwy 18 East to Lucerne Valley. Hwy 18 bears right (south) in Lucerne Valley and heads toward the mountains. Follow Hwy 18 into the mountains and turn left (south) on Greenway Dr. Continue to Big Bear Blvd. and turn right on Big Bear Blvd. For Bear Mountain: follow Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn left. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit: follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd. and turn left. Follow this road to Snow Summit.

From The Palm Springs Area:
Take Interstate 10 West, Exit 117 to merge onto CA-62 East/Twentynine Palms Hwy toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley LEFT turn at CA-247 North/Old Woman Springs Road. Turn Left onto Hwy 18, which leads up the mountain to the Big Bear Valley. Follow Hwy 18 into the mountains and turn left (south) on Greenway Dr. Continue to Big Bear Blvd. and turn right on Big Bear Blvd. For Bear Mountain: follow Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn left. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit: follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd. and turn left. Follow this road to Snow Summit.

From The Las Vegas Area:
Take the Interstate 15 South, to Hwy 247 South. This will bring you to the Lucerne Valley. Drive past two stop signs and turn left onto Hwy 18, which leads up the mountain to the Big Bear Valley. Follow Hwy 18 into the mountains and turn left (south) on Greenway Dr. Continue to Big Bear Blvd. and turn right on Big Bear Blvd. For Bear Mountain: follow Big Bear Blvd to Moonridge Rd. and turn left. Follow this road and stay to the right as signs indicate. For Snow Summit: follow Big Bear Blvd to Summit Blvd. and turn left. Follow this road to Snow Summit.

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Big Bear Mountain Resorts, 880 Summit Blvd / POB 77, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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