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Towne Trail - 1E27, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Big Bear - Jacinto
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Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 7,025 feet
Elevation Gain -63 feet
Accumulated Gain 114 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.38
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19  2015-08-05
Town Bristlecone Fern Pirate Skyline Pine Knot
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Jun
Sun  5:35am - 5:46pm
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Town Trail is relatively flat with a few intermittent stream crossings. Look for the large Incense Cedar and White Fir trees that line the trail, they enjoy the abundant water and shade found on the south side of Big Bear Lake.

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Towne Trail - 1E27
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    Town Bristlecone Fern Pirate Skyline Pine Knot
    Towne Trail 1E29
    This is an old closed off forest road that is extremely smooth. It's nice except the far East end. You follow above cabins until you find yourself sandwicked between apartments and the ski resort.

    Bristlecone Trail 1E32
    Connector trail to the neighborhood.

    Fern Trail 1E31
    Not signed at the bottom hence why I hiked Bristlecone. A nice shaded ravine with namesake ferns. Just over too soon.

    Pirates Trail 1E29
    Stumbled upon this trail so I worked it in. This is a wonderful trail through the forest. The mountain bikes wized by faster here than other lateral trails. It's definitely built for speed.

    Skyline Trail 1E32
    The amount of work put into this trail is obvious as you roll through the forest at highway speeds. On a tight schedule of opportunity I tapped into my inner Boone. I'm not built for running but I intimidated my surroundings for thee miles.

    Pine Knot Trail 1E01
    My third trip on this popular trail. From the top I knew I needed to shave off a half hour from my standard pace. A mountain biker passed me and it was game on. Clocked my first and last 9 minute mile of my life. Downhill on a smooth trail and I'm still nowhere near an average runner... lol

    Home with ten minutes to spare!

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    This trail begins on Forest Road 2N08 east of Knickerbocker Road between Snow Summit Ski Area and Big Bear Lake Village. From HWY 18, turn south on Knickerbocker Road. Continue on Knickerbocker for 0.5 mile to beginning of Forest Road 2N08 on the left. Park here when gate is closed (do not block gate) or drive up Forest Road 2N08 and park in a large turnout just before trailhead.
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