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Trail

3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,326' 404 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 8,182' 2,494 m
Low: 6,856' 2,090 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

This trail sends you from the shores of Big Bear Lake to Berta Peak with good views along the way.

Matthew Kidd

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Family Friendly While the trail is sizable in length for a child, its modest grades make it doable. Plus, they will enjoy great views the whole way.

An Adventure Pass is required to park at the trailhead. Please clearly display your pass inside your vehicle, either on the dash or hanging from the rearview mirror.

Description

The Cougar Crest Trail is a steady but modest climb to Bertha Peak on a wide, smooth trail. After 2.5 miles, join the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for one quarter mile before making the final 0.8 mile ascent to Bertha Peak, which is steeper than the preceding climb. The peak houses radio equipment and affords panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding area.

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Mar 30, 2019
Samatha Benedict
round trip from 11 to 15 00 hrs. 3.6mi — 11h 00m
Mar 30, 2019
Agam Tomar
Cougar crest 2 miles + Pacific Crest 1.6 Miles. — 5h 00m
Jan 8, 2019
Anusha Avyukt
Completed the trail
Dec 15, 2018
Matt Wooddy
5mi
Nov 10, 2018
Leo Sol
Nov 3, 2018
Steve Abbott
Sep 15, 2018
Cheri Cole
One of my favorites in Big Bear. Not too difficult, but can be mildly challenging. Have done this when there was a 4 feet base of snow- Fantastic
Aug 13, 2018
Steve Ledoux
2.5mi

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  3.8 from 13 votes

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#650

in California

#6,221

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