Directions to Big Bear

Directions to Big Bear

Driving to Big Bear

The drive up the mountain to Big Bear Lake is beautiful with fantastic vistas, trees and multiple photo opportunities along the way.  Big Bear is a mountain community and getting here takes a little consideration regarding route, time of year and time of day.  Turnouts are available for slower drivers with a few passing lane opportunities. Chains are frequently required for winter months when snow is present.  Fog and fallen rock can create driving hazards, and it is best to make the trip during the day for the best visibility.  We want all visitors to enjoy their stay in Big Bear.  Please select your route carefully and have a safe trip!

Highway 330

From The Los Angeles Area:

Take Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North and take the exit to Hwy. 330 East. “Big Bear”.  Hwy. 330 turns into Hwy. 18 in Running Springs. Follow Hwy. 18 East and take the road across the Big Bear Lake dam.  This will turn into Big Bear Blvd. which will take you into town.

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 210 East, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. This will turn into Big Bear Blvd. which will take you into into town.

From The San Diego Area:

Take Interstate 15 North, to Interstate 210 East, to Hwy. 330 East “Big Bear”, 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. This will turn into Big Bear Blvd. which will take you into into town.

From The San Fernando Valley Area:

Take the 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Hwy. 330 East “Big Bear”, 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. This will turn into Big Bear Blvd. which will take you into into town.

From The Palm Springs area:

Take the 10 West, to the 330 North exit, 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. This will turn into Big Bear Blvd. which will take you into into town.

Hwy. 38 via the I-10 through Redlands

Take Interstate 10 to the Orange Street exit (Hwy. 38) in Redlands. Continue straight 1 block to the second stop light at Orange Street. Turn left. After approximately 1 mile turn right on Lugonia Ave (Hwy. 38). Follow Hwy. 38  and follow signs to Big Bear.

Hwy. 18 (west entrance) via I-210 through San Bernardino / Crestline

From The San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Areas:

Take Interstate 210 East. Take Hwy. 18 exit through Crestline and Running Springs to Big Bear Lake.

Hwy. 18 (east entrance) via I-15 through Victorville / Lucerne Valley

 

From North 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 Exit 153A to Hwy. 18 through Lucerne Valley. In Lucerne Valley, Hwy. 18 bears to the right (south) toward the mountains. Follow Hwy. 18 around the North Shore to Stanfield Cutoff, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right onto Big Bear Blvd.

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 around the North Shore to Stanfield Cutoff, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right onto Big Bear Blvd.

From the Las Vegas Area:

Take the Interstate 15 South, to Hwy. 247 South (through Barstow). Take Hwy. 247 to Lucerne Valley. After two stop signs turn left onto Hwy. 18 toward the mountains. Follow Hwy. 18 around the North Shore to Stanfield Cutoff, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right onto Big Bear Blvd.