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Zip lining course opens at Big Bear Lake


Outdoor enthusiasts now have another local activity available with the opening of a zip line course in the Big Bear Lake area.

One of the first zip lining courses available in Southern California, Flying Bear Zip Lines offers five courses that cross over canyons and through forests on lines as long as 600 feet and as high as 90 feet above ground.

All courses were created to flow with nature and the natural surroundings, with features such as launch platforms on granite rocks and landing platforms on pine trees.

"The one thing we had in mind when designing the course was to make sure our guests experience the sensation of flying through the forest," said Adam Bondeson, owner of Flying Bear Zip Lines. "More importantly, we not only meet but exceed all national standards set for the zip line industry."

Open daily, prices range from $65-$85 for three to five runs. Though reservations are not required, they are recommended.

"Adventure seekers will no longer need to travel to faraway exotic places like Costa Rica or Hawaii to get a zip fix," added Bondeson.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo courtesy of Flying Bear Zip Lines

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Comments (6)

I just got back from going and had an absolute blast! They were very focused on the safety and enjoyment of everyone that came. I was impressed by their professionalism and feel that I got my money's worth.

What a rip off! $85 for only 5 lines? Shameful. Cabo for the same price gives you 8 lines (includes transportation, beer, chips an salsa after the tour). Total of 3 hours. Puerto Vallarta offers 14 lines for just $79. All these tours include trans,gear,snacks. I'll make it a point to let everyone I know to avoid your operation.

An update for your article announcing this zipline. It does not have necessary approval from San Bernardino County.

This sounds cool.

This zip line is operating illegally. San Bernardino Building and Safety Department-Code Enforcement Division (909) 387-4044 is trying to shut the operation down since Flying Bear did not pull any permits.

This looks like an absolute blast. We will definitely have to visit Big Bear the next time we are down there to enjoy this zip line.


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