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Wilderness hike with swimming off boat

guided hike

Wilderness hike with swimming off boat

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Wilderness hike with swimming off boat

guided hike

Wilderness hike with swimming off boat

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Ill take my guests on a fantastic hike up to see some of the best views Big Bear has to offer. This hike is basically lake views for most of the hike through the pine forest. In my opinion this is one of the prettiest hikes in the Big Bear Valley. After we get sweaty on the 4 mile hike, I will give you directions to where my boat is docked, very close by, and we will go for a swim off the back of the boat. Feel free to bring lunch to enjoy on the boat) I will provide an ice chest in my car for you to stash your lunch or cold drinks in) We will spend about an hour swimming and relaxing at the boat.

Your host

Learn more about Amber

Amber

I've hiked nearly all the trails in the Big Bear Valley in the last 20 years. Few locals in the Big Bear area have the knowledge of our local trail system and the passion to share that love of the great outdoors with other local adventurers. I'm a world traveler and expert on hikes throughout California from Big Bear to Mt Whitney and love to help other hikers do some of the best hikes that Big Bear has to offer. I also write a very popular blog on outdoor adventures throughout California and I have my own column, based off my blog in one of our local newspapers.

What's included

Transport
Boat to lounge on after the hike. Ice chest to store lunch and drinks.
Equipment
First aid kit

Where you'll be

I will lead my guests into the pine forests up one of the most gorgeous lake view trails in Big Bear. This hike is steep in the beginning! We do go uphill for the first portion of the hike. Eventually we pass a small meadowy area and then head back a different route back to the car. After the hike I will take guests to my boat docked nearby for a swim and they can enjoy a picnic lunch on the boat (if they pack a lunch to bring with them)

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Sunscreen

More tips

This hike is a little hard on the first hill. We do gain about 500 feet elevation gain on the hike so you will more then likely be sweating. It’s a great workout before the relaxing part of our experience at the lake! I do have life jackets on the boat if you are not a great swimmer.

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Amber
Wilderness hike with swimming off boat
New experience
From €48/person
New experience
From €48/person