Santa Ana River Trail (SART) from South Fork to Glass Road

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Rank: #4 in the Big Bear and San Bernadino National Forest area
#94 in CA, #916 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Big Bear City,
“One of the best places to ride in the San Bernardino mountains - a true destination ride.”
Andy Meadors on Apr 3, 2013
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12.219.6 milesKilometers 1,159’353 m Ascent 6,384’1,946 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
100% Singletrack -1,159’-353 m Descent 5,462’1,665 m Low 13% Max Grade (7°)
5:04 average time for 31.3 miles. Details

The Santa Ana River Trail is the longest singletrack in the Big Bear mountain area. It's a destination trail for lots of riders in the SoCal region.
For this section, park at the South Fork Fishing Area, and find the trailhead that parallels the highway going west. You'll climb a little, then it's mostly down from there until you hit Glass Road (paved). Continue your adventure by crossing the road and starting back on the singletrack downhill. Or just come on back for a great 12 mile ride.

The trail is always in great shape and offers great riding views of the canyon and mountains. The average grade is very manageable, yet steep enough to push the climb and go fast for the descent. One of the highlight features of this trail are the banked hairpin corners - fun!
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And we're off...Just another piece of the puzzle
near Big Bear Lake, CA
4.4 (11)
A long shuttle ride through amazing singletrack.
near Big Bear City, CA

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PHOTOS of Santa Ana River Trail (SART) from South Fork to Glass Road
  3.0 from 2 votes
beautiful bliss - andy meadors (Big Bear Lake, CA)
  1.5 from 2 votes
there it is... the trail. (Big Bear City, CA)
  1.5 from 2 votes
andy meadors riding, ohh my. (Big Bear Lake, CA)