Big Bear Woodland Trail 1E23 Interpretive Loop

This loop trail features an interpretive guide that you can download to your phone. The trail is 1.5 miles long so can be completed in a relatively short period of time, but we ambled along and stopped frequently to enjoy the scenery, spending all afternoon there. There are also a couple of benches along the trail for those who would like a nice place to sit, relax, and take in the forest.

A pack rat midden nestled between the tree trunks

I miss my mountains…


Living in Santa Cruz is incredible and beautiful but these are the mountains I miss, rich with sagebrush and chaparral in the Los Padres National Forest.  Some people say if you grow up near mountains, you’ll always feel a need to be close to them.  Perhaps for you it’s the wide open sky above grasslands, an ocean, a river, or the desert.