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Ali, the walking Green Valley Gaiter

Green Valley Gaiters Year Round Walks

Solar Observatory on North Shore Lake

A View of Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake - North Shore

Distance: 11K and 5K

Description: The Big Bear Lake North Shore volkswalk is in a four-seasons mountain community situated above 6700 feet elevation. Much of the lake's north shore is a sparsely developed area managed by the National Forest Service. There is a well-maintained paved bike and pedestrian trail running from the east end of the lake to the locally renowned Solar
Observatory
. Adjacent to this trail is the Standfield Marsh wildlife preserve, with boardwalks over the water. 11K route includes the full length of the North Shore trail, and the Stanfield Marsh; the 5K route is fully wheelchair- and stroller-accessible, and features a portion of the North Shore trail. There is a wide variation in weather during the year-- check the local weather before traveling to Big Bear, and dress appropriately.

Rating:This walk is rated as a 2.

Special Instructions: Leashed pets are allowed. Strollers and wheelchairs can be used with medium difficulty.

Starting Point:40409 Big Bear Blvd (SR-18), Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. (Cozy Hollow Lodge)

Driving Directions:From San Bernardino: east on SR-210 to Highland; north on SR-330 to Running Springs; east on SR-18 to Big Bear Lake. Start point is on the right side of the road just past the Alpine Slide.

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only ($3.00) or can walk free

Additional Comments:Limited parking at Start Point. RV's and other over-size vehicles will need to find street parking in the area and walk back to the starting point. Please allow staff to wait on customers first. Check highway road conditions first with CalTrans at 800-427-7623 or www.dot.ca.gov. For overnight accommodations, our club recommends our gracious Start Point host, Cozy Hollow Lodge; reservations are encouraged, and can be made at 909-866-9694.

Trailmaster: For more information, contact Jerry Johnson (909) 825-9382 or email him at jejohnson89@juno.com