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Alpine Pedal Path, CA

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Distance One Way 2.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,759 feet
Elevation Gain 38 feet
Accumulated Gain 111 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.87
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PCT C - Cougar Crest - Alpine Pedal Path
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  5:32am - 5:52pm
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This asphalt path meanders along the sparkling north shore of Big Bear Lake from Stanfield Cutoff to the Solar Observatory and Serrano Campground. Although not flat by any means, its’ ups and downs are fairly gentle. In the fall of 1998 the path was extended and includes a pedestrian tunnel under Hwy 38 to the Cougar Crest Trail parking lot. The new extension continues east 0.6 of a mile and connects with the Big Bear Discovery Center.

Hikers can find water, restrooms and expert advice on all varieties of recreation in the San Bernardino National Forest at the Discovery Center. Seasonal parking is also available at Juniper Point Picnic Area and Meadow’s Edge Picnic Area with an Adventure Pass or Interagency Pass.

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Alpine Pedal Path
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    PCT C - Cougar Crest - Alpine Pedal Path
    Back on the PCT after 17 years! I did about a half mile in the 90s near Mountain Center. Tag on about 12 mi today and I should be to 1% in 20 years. Of course I hiked one of the nicer southern portions going around Big Bear so I haven't a clue on the mundane miles.

    I didn't have much planned. Instead I relied on the national PCT to be well trodden and signed. It is definitely well used and manicured. A slight guessing game when it crosses bike paths. Yet generally within a hundred yards is a sign declaring no bikes or motorized vehicles.

    No hikers passed until I reached Cougar Crest, just picnic'rs and teens near road crossings. The half mile before CC is pretty much world class hiking. Yes I've been to Antarctica... peanut gallery. Gnarly juniper overlooking the lake with the ski slopes dwarfed by the alpine cap of Mt Gorgonio, accented by puffy clouds.

    A few nice displays. Roadside Blanketflower stole the show.

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