Out of the fog/into the green
Big Bear in August offers peaceful afternoons, tranquil evenings. The summer crowd are weaning off for the summer, and it is more “just you and the forest.”
After a long and hot summer in the city, you can’t beat getting up to the mountains for some fresh air. All of the main summer attractions are still open just without the crowds.
Find the best alpine trails as you climb to the summit and overlook the San Bernardino National Forest. Big Bear Lake is still warm, and you can cool off with a refreshing float at one of the sandy beaches near the dam. Whichever experiences you are looking for, Big Bear always serves up a great adventure!
Big Bear Lake is open for boating and recreational activities on the water.
As far as Big Bear weather in August, the average high temperature is 74 degrees Fahrenheit while the average low temperate is 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature in the Lake is starting to cool off and sits around 66 degrees Fahrenheit.
USE YOUR PALMS AND CLIMB
I’ll list a few, but I cannot compete with the official complete guide and ranking of the most accessible and climbed routes in the park.
- Holcomb Valley – A site for the most gold mines in southern California. You can camp, hike or off-road here. This is a great beginner level spot to get started climbing.
- Castle Rock – A well-traveled climb with a 500ft elevation. It has views of the lake and wildlife and has been rated as a moderately advanced hike.
- North Shore Boulder Field – has been called a fun, challenging and interesting climb. These boulders range from 25-35 feet tall and there are more than 30 ways to climb up them.
Outdoor Yoga @ Castle Rock
Climb to the top for a wonderful yoga spot with a view or drop into the Big Bear Mountian Yoga Center and take a class with Colin Schour. His supportive teaching style will revitalize your comfort and inner stability.
Beginner or advanced mountain bike rider, all are welcome. There is a vast network of trails to try for all skill levels, you just need to adventure into the forest and find them.
Enjoy the views as you glide atop the calm waters of the lake, and are able to explore hidden coves where boats cannot go.
Every Tuesday 8:30 AM – 1 PM (April through September)
Come out to Big Bear’s Farmers Market at the Convention Center to support your local growers and pick up local fruit and vegetables. Hand-made craft vendors, as well as local food, are also available!
WEEKLY LOCAL EVENTS IN BIG BEAR
MONDAYS: ITH OUTDOOR MOUNTAIN YOGA
TUESDAYS: BIG BEAR FARMERS MARKET
WEDNESDAYS: WYATT’S COUNTRY WEDNESDAYS
EVERYDAY: YOGA CLASSES at MOUNTAIN YOGA CENTER
Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s ultimate four-season mountain town. Plan on having a fantastic time with whichever experiences you embark on and enjoy your time in the mountains.
Check out upcoming Big Bear events for your next adventure.
For the live music scene, check out The Cave for the best venue and upcoming shows.
there are 13 campsites available and it is first come first serve, so make your way out into the forest and find the campsite of your choice. There are some breathtaking views.