Visiting Big Bear in the Springtime

Ali Sullivan
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Discover the beauty of Big Bear in the springtime, where snow-capped mountains give way to blooming wildflowers and outdoor adventures abound. Hike trails, enjoy water sports on the lake, and experience the perfect blend of relaxation and California excitement. 


Are you heading to Big Bear in the springtime? If so, you are about to set foot on an amazing outdoor adventure in the nature of California! As the snow melts away and the skiers bid adie to the season, wildflowers and mountain hikers start to bloom and blossom. 


Our guide is here to give you an overview of Big Bear in the springtime, including what the weather will be like, what to pack, where to stay, and a list of the best things to do. Let the mountain adventure begin!  


Big Bear in the springtime

Why Visit Big Bear in the Springtime 

Springtime in Big Bear is an absolute blast! Whether you’re craving a scenic hike, a thrilling bike ride, or lounging by the lake under the warm sun, Big Bear has it all this season. With temperatures just right for outdoor fun and fewer crowds than peak seasons, you’ll have more space to explore and soak in the beauty of nature. Plus, the cozy mountain town exudes a laid-back charm, offering delicious dining options, charming shops, and cozy cabins to relax in after a day of excitement. 


Weather in Big Bear in the Springtime 

Springtime in Big Bear brings a mix of crisp mountain air and warming sunshine, creating the perfect playground for outdoor lovers. As winter bids farewell, temperatures will slowly start to rise in Big Bear, thawing the snow and giving way to blooming wildflowers. Days are pleasantly mild, with highs ranging from the 50s to 60s Fahrenheit, making it ideal for exploring the forests, hiking trails, and lakeshores. However, mornings and evenings still have a chill, so layering is key for comfort. Spring showers are also common, so keep that in mind when packing and planning your itinerary for the day. 


Where to Stay in Big Bear in the Springtime 

Looking for a place to stay during your visit to Big Bear in the Springtime? Get ready for an adventure-packed stay! Look no further than the ITH Mountain Adventure Hostel for an unforgettable experience. This hostel offers the perfect blend of cozy accommodation and access to outdoor thrills. Picture waking up to panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and lush forests, then gearing up for a day of hiking or skiing. Whether you’re a solo traveler seeking new adventures or a group of friends craving mountain escapades, the Mountain Adventure Hostel provides the ideal basecamp for your Big Bear trip this spring!


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What to Wear & Packing List 

Layering is key for the ever-changing mountain weather in Big Bear in the Springtime. Start with a comfy base layer like t-shirts and long-sleeve shirts, then add a lightweight sweater or fleece for cooler mornings and evenings. Don’t forget jeans or outdoor pants for exploring the trails. Bring a waterproof jacket for unexpected showers, along with a hat and sunglasses to shield yourself from the sun. For footwear, opt for hiking boots or sneakers for walking and hiking adventures. Pack a swimsuit, too, as some brave souls may want to dip in the lake (though it might still be chilly!). Lastly, don’t leave without your camera to capture those breathtaking mountain views! 


Springtime Things to Do  

Springtime in Big Bear is bursting with excitement and adventure! Here’s our top picks of the best events and activities to enjoy:


Spring Blossom Festival: Celebrate the season with live music, arts and crafts vendors, and delicious food at this festive event. It’s the best way to kick off the spring season up in the mountains! 


Big Bear Discovery Center: Explore the natural wonders of the area with guided nature walks, educational programs, and interactive exhibits.


Hiking and Biking: Lace up and hit the trails surrounding Big Bear and discover awesome views of the mountains and forests.


Zip-lining: Experience an adrenaline rush as you soar through the treetops on a thrilling zip-lining adventure. What a better way to enjoy the mountains?


Off-road Adventures: Take a guided jeep tour or rent an ATV to explore the mountains!


Water Sports: Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe and paddle along the waters of Big Bear Lake.


Annual Carp Round-Up: Finish off the season and join in on the excitement as anglers compete to catch the biggest carp during this popular fishing event.


Spring Wine Walk: Sip on local wines and enjoy live music as you stroll through the charming village shops and galleries.


As you can see, just because the snowy season is coming to an end, a whole new adventure is starting at Big Bear in the springtime. We will be happy to see you at ITH Mountain Adventure Hostel this spring and be a part of your adventurous getaway in the mountains of California. If you have any more questions about visiting Big Bear this spring season, don’t hesitate to reach out!  


Big Bear in the springtime

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