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Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The city is located about 25 miles northeast of the city of San Bernardino, and immediately west of the unincorporated town of Big Bear City. The population was approximately 5,019 at the 2010 census, down from 5,438 at the 2000 census. However, since it is a popular year-round resort destination, the actual number of people staying in or visiting the greater Big Bear Valley area regularly surges to over 100,000 during many weekends of the year. Wikipedia


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Zipline Tour - 9 high-speed ziplines & fun suspension bridge

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Big Bear, Los Angeles

You’re gliding among the treetops, the air rushing past your face.  You look down at the mountain
 below you, and the bright, glittering sky above and you wonder, “Is this how birds feel?” Then you realize you’re going much faster than the average bird soaring on the Big Bear breeze.  You’ve got gravity on your
 side.  You’re Ziplining!!! Action Zipline Tours are the most exciting way to experience Big Bear year-round, weather permitting. The three hour tour includes an off-road ride two miles into the forest in our safari jeeps, with nine high-speed zipline lines that run down our mountain for the most avid thrill-seekers, a beautiful suspension bridge with stunning views of Johnson Valley as a backdrop for it all, Action Zipline Tours is truly an adventure. Our expert staff of tour guides will show you how to have the most fun ziplining in Big Bear.

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Private Hike in Big Bear with Lake Swimming Experience

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Big Bear, Los Angeles

This is really a local's favorite hike in Big Bear that goes to one of the least known scenic lake viewpoints in Big Bear. What is the best time to do after a sweaty summertime hike? Swim off a dock in the beautiful Big Bear Lake Harbor! The lake water is actually warmer to swim here than in the middle of the lake. One thing a lot of travelers don't know, if you rent a boat on Big Bear Lake (Very pricy) you can not swim off the rental boats. This is a great summertime experience after a hike on a hot day to get to cool off in alpine Big Bear Lake If my guests would like to picnic off the boat afterwards they can bring lunch, beer, drinks. I will bring an ice chest for them to put their lunch in while we are hiking. I will even walk to a nearby fantastic restaurant in the village (As a foodie, I know all the best restaurants in Big Bear) & pickup to-go lunches for my hikers to enjoy on the boat after the hike if requested (For this service, hikers must Venmo me to pay for their meals)

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Family-Friendly Nature Hike around the Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, Los Angeles

I've been an outdoor adventure guide in Big Bear for the last five years. I've been exploring all the best hiking trails in the Big Bear Valley for the last 20 years. It's hard to find an easy hike in Big Bear; A lot of trails are steep and hard for little kids. This trail is actually stroller-friendly also, which you can not say about a lot of hiking trails in the mountain communities. I love the peace and solitude of this trail in the woods. It's hiked mostly by locals who live in this neighborhood and is not a tourist spot. I personally love to share the local history around the Big Bear Valley. I really enjoy pointing out different flora and fauna to my younger guests and teaching them how interesting nature can be like the wild native insects we might see on the trails

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September 20, 2020

Big Bear Weekend: 6 Things To Do

Mia and I celebrated her birthday with a weekend in Big Bear. Here's 6 things to do there. Action Zipline Tours, Mineshaft Coaster, ...

July 24, 2021

5 Things To Do In Big Bear California

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September 26, 2020


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April 24, 2022

Things to do in Big Bear (Day Trip or Over Night ) | Village Tour & Eating Ostrich Jerky

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February 5, 2022

Activities For Kids In Big Bear California

Things to do in Big Bear Lake in the summer. If you are looking to do activities for kids in Big Bear California, take a visit to Snow ...

July 13, 2020

Five Things to do in Big Bear Lake

In this video, we share our top five things to do in Big Bear Lake. Plus some extra bonus tips. Big Bear Lake is a mountain town ...

September 4, 2021

[4K] 🎄 Big Bear Lake Village, California USA - Walking Tour & Travel Guide 🎧 Binaural Sound

The Village or Pine Knot Village is the commercial area of Big Bear lake. Located at Village Drive and Pike Knot Avenue, the ...

December 12, 2020

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