Out Door Recreation

Hiking and Walking Trails

Hiking trails in the area combine gentle lakeside walks with scenic and more strenuous excursions into the San Bernardino Mountains. There are routes for novice walkers through to challenging trails for experienced hikers. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail cuts through the area while many other visitors take in trails around the Deep Creek Hot Springs in the mountains.

Water Skiing on Lake Arrowhead in California Water Skiing

Water skiing is permitted on Lake Arrowhead and in the summer months in particular see water skiers and boogie boarders enjoying the water. You might catch a glimpse of high-speed races from the shore or you can get in touch with the Mckenzie Water Ski School either as an experienced skier to hire equipment or as a beginner to take a few lessons.

The season runs from May through December and the family-run school offers a warm welcome to visitors to the area. Another popular activity on Lake Arrowhead itself is the Arrowhead Queen Lake Tour. The excursion around the lake by paddleboat takes about an hour and allows you to view some of the beautiful homes built overlooking the lake.

Fishing on Big Bear Lake in California Fishing

The fishing on Lake Arrowhead has never been better. Our guests have access to the private beach for sunbathing or fishing.

Large Mouth Bass, German Brown Trout, Crappie, and Bluegill can all be found in Lake Arrowhead. Rainbow Trout are planted in the lake annually. Although Lake Arrowhead is a private lake, State fishing regulations apply and state fishing licenses are required.

A Sailboat on Lake Gregory in California Lake Gregory

Lake Arrowhead isn’t the only lake in the area worth visiting. Lake Gregory County Regional Park is well worth an excursion if you are in the area. It allows visitors to fish from the shore and also has facilities for hiking, swimming, and picnicking.

A good way to explore the park is via the Easy Lakeview Trail which loops around the lake and takes in beaches, woodland, small creeks, and mountain views. There are fitness stations along the way or benches for the less active and plenty of tables and recycle bins to allow walkers to eat and then tidy up after themselves. Other activities found in the park include waterslides, cycle rental, basketball, kayaking, and sand volleyball.

Skiing at Snow Valley in California Skiing at Snow Valley

Snow Valley Ski Resort is a short drive from Arrowhead Tree Top Lodge with great runs and instructors if you need to learn. From kids to adults, Snow Valley is a fun way to spend the day during winter.

Every Sunday at Deer Meadow Grille (weather permitting) from 12:00 – 3:00, live bands will be playing. Enjoy a burger and a beer while listening to some of your favorite songs.