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BIG BEAR DIRECTIONS/ROAD UPDATES
Posted: 11-Apr-21
Mountain highways to Big Bear Lake and the great scenic drive to:
Golden Bear Cottages Resort,  at 39367 Big Bear Blvd. (Hwy SR18).
Description for each road. Pick the one best suited to your needs.
Approximate travel times for mountain routes are shown below. 
Check back often for updates.

Road Conditions updates. There are 3 ways to and from Big Bear Lake, California. 
During the winter months of November -- April, you must carry snow chains.


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ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AS OF: 7:30 AM  APRIL 11, 2021
(Data obtained from Caltrans database)



SPRING MOUNTAIN UPDATE:  San Bernardino National Forest is open for public recreation. 
Please check the San Bernardino National Forest website for full details on any restrictions.
Answers to Travelers Questions. AAA approved vacation cabin rentals -- APRIL, 2021
"Golden Bear Cottages vacation rentals will continue to stay open daily to safely serve our essential 
working community and individual families to accommodate their safe social distancing vacations".


2021 - MOUNTAIN ROADS -  UPDATES FROM CAL TRANS



TRAFFIC CONDITIONS TO BIG BEAR UPDATED AT 7:30 AM 

HWY 330
 RUNNING SPRINGS TO HIGHLAND: 21 mins [0 min Delay]
 HIGHLAND TO RUNNING SPRINGS: 24 mins [0 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS

HWY 18
 RUNNING SPRINGS TO BIG BEAR: 25 mins [0 min Delay]
 BIG BEAR TO RUNNING SPRINGS: 22 mins [0 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
One-Way Traffic SR-18 from Kuffel Canyon Rd (Skyforest) to Heaps Peak Rd (Cedar Glen) due to Utility Work

HWY 38
 BIG BEAR TO REDLANDS: 70 mins [0 min Delay]
 REDLANDS TO BIG BEAR: 70 mins [0 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS

HWY 18 FROM DESERT
 BIG BEAR TO LUCERNE VALLEY: 35 mins [0 min Delay]
 LUCERNE VALLEY TO BIG BEAR: 37 mins [0 min Delay]
ROAD OPEN
NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS

CHAIN RESTRICTIONS SUMMARY
HWY 18 (Lucerne)      : NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
HWY 18 (Arctic Circle): NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
HWY 18 (Arrowhead)  : NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
HWY 38  : NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
HWY 330: NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
HWY 138: NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
HWY 173: NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
HWY 189: NO CHAIN RESTRICTIONS



PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN --- FOR LATEST ROAD UPDATES   CLICK HERE 


CALTRANS -- ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR THE MOUNTAIN AREAS ARE FOUND BELOW... 

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 Link: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
District 8 (San Bernardino mountain road updates)
San Bernardino mountain road updates from CHP
 
 

Big Bear Lake Traffic Commuter alerts: www.caltrans8.info.

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District: District 8/San Bernardino County Mountains
#SNOW BEGINS IN LATE OCTOBER AND LASTS UNTIL APRIL
Traffic conditions: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Commuter alerts: www.caltrans8.info.
  
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BIG BEAR LAKE: 

1) Hwy SR18  from the San Bernardino area. Begin at the Waterman exit from the 210 freeway 
(the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one hour). Go north towards 
Lake Arrowhead, then continue on by following the signs to Big Bear Lake. When you get to 
the Dam, go straight ahead for 2.3 miles to Golden Bear Cottages. The office is on the right. 
NOTE: this road is considered too narrow and curvy for some inexperienced mountain drivers 
and for passengers prone to motion sickness.


2) Hwy SR38  from the Redlands area. Begin at the Hwy 38 exit from the 10 freeway in Redlands 
(the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one and 1/2 hour). Go north on 
Orange Street about 1/2 mile to Lugonia. Turn right on Lugonia (which is SR38) and follow it 
through Mentone and up the mountain towards Big Bear. When you get to Big Bear, take a left 
on the main road and follow it along the lake. After about 10 miles you will see the Preforming 
Arts/Civic Center, our office is just 1/2 mile past it on the left.  NOTE: this road is a bit longer, 
but except for about 7 miles, it is far less curvy. A favorite of drivers because it is a senic drive.


3) Hwy SR18  from the High Desert.  Begin at the Bear Valley Road Exit from the 15 freeway 
(the approximate travel time from this point in good weather is one and 1/4 hour). Beginning 
at Lucerne Valley, take Hwy 18 towards Big Bear. When you get to the top of the mountain, 
go right along the Lake towards Big Bear. When you get to Stanfield Cut-off, go over Big Bear 
Lake and turn right (West) towards the Dam. We are about 6 miles just past the Preforming 
Arts/Civic Center. The office is on the left side of the road. NOTE: This is the best road for 
guests traveling from Las Vegas (less than 3 hours for the total drive). This road only has 
about 6 miles of curvy road. The rest is an easy drive. It is a good alternative.

4) Hwy SR330  From the 210 FWY  go north on the 330 from the 210 Freeway for 15.7 miles to 
Running Springs. When you get to Running Springs, continue straight towards Big Bear Lake 
(the road name changes to the SR18, but it is the same road). Follow SR18 for about 12 miles 
towards Big Bear Lake until you get to the Dam. When you get to the Dam, go straight for 2.3 
miles to Golden Bear Cottages. The office is on the right. NOTE: This is the most direct route 
from the Inland Empire, Orange Co., LA and San Diego. It is a very good road, but a bit curvy 
for some passengers prone to motion sickness.


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