Walk across a suspension bridge and zoom across nine separate zip lines that range from 140 to 860 feet long. Expect to soar up to 85 feet above the forest floor and at speeds up to 35mph—hopefully not too fast to distract you from the surrounding mountainous scenery. You’ll have to book an experience through Action Tours, which includes an off-road ride to and from the zip lines. The entire tour lasts about three hours.
Big Bear is all about location—specifically that this location is within a two-hour drive of both Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Big Bear Lake is perfect for a summer dip, and the many hiking, biking, and kayak routes lend themselves to Southern California’s lengthy warm-weather seasons.
An elevation of 6,000 feet means your drive there will be full of steep curves and gradual inclines. Plan accordingly if you typically get car sick or if you have an electric vehicle that will quickly lose mileage as you begin the vertical climb. Scenic views along the way will help distract you, but don't be surprised if the valley below is filled with fog. There aren't many places to stop along the way, so be sure to pack snacks and drinks for the ride!
But once you arrive at your cozy accommodations, you'll be pleasantly surprised at all the things to do in Big Bear.