Directions 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.  There are 3 ways up and 3 ways home. 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!

OFFICE ADDRESS

41922 Fox Farm Rd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

 

CHOOSE ROUTE & STARTING POINT

Hwy 18 – Lucerne Valley

The shortest and quickest way for visitors coming from Los Angeles, Orange County, and other points west is Hwy 330 / Hwy Hwy 18 is the quickest way to/from Barstow, Las Vegas, and other high desert locations. This route has the least amount of mountain driving.

From Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley
From San Diego
From Orange County
From High Desert Cities
From The Palm Springs Area
From The Las Vegas Area

Hwy 330 / Hwy 18 – Running Springs

The shortest and quickest way for visitors coming from Los Angeles, Orange County, and other points west is Hwy 330 / Hwy 18. Please note that this route can become very congested on the weekends during peak season.

From Los Angeles
From Orange County
From San Diego
From San Fernando Valley

Hwy 38 Redlands

The shortest and quickest way for visitors coming from Los Angeles, Orange County, and other points west is Hwy 330 / Hwy

Though the drive on this route takes a bit longer, it is typically less congested than Hwy 330 / Hwy 18.

From Los Angeles
From Orange County
From San Diego
From Palm Springs