Big Bear Lake is a short, scenic drive from most Southern California locations. There are multiple ways to get up to Big Bear, so please choose your route according to your starting location, weather, and road conditions.
Highway 330/18 Through Running Springs
The easiest route from most Southern California locations. Take Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. and turn left on Paine Rd., which turns back into Big Bear Blvd. We are on the right hand side of Big Bear Blvd. just past Knickerbocker Rd. across from the Community Church of Big Bear.
Highway 38 Through Redlands
This route is a bit longer, but is the most scenic. Take Interstate 10 East, to the Orange Street exit (Hwy. 38) in Redlands. Continue straight 1 block to the second stop light at Orange Street. Turn left. After approximately 1 mile turn right on Lugonia Ave (Hwy. 38). Follow Hwy. 38 through Mentone to the mountains and follow signs to Big Bear. Turn left on to Big Bear Blvd. and go approximately 6 miles. We are on the left hand side across from the Community Church of Big Bear.
Highway 18 Through Apple/Lucerne Valley
This route has less mountain driving and the least amount of traffic. From I-15 or Hwy. 247 take Hwy. 18 East to Lucerne Valley. Hwy. 18 bears right (south) in Lucerne Valley and heads toward the mountains. Follow Hwy. 18 around the north end (North Shore Dr.) to Stanfield Cutoff, turn left and proceed over the bridge. At the stoplight turn right onto Big Bear Blvd. Go approximately 2.5 miles. We are on the left hand side of Big Bear Blvd. across from the Community Church of Big Bear.