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General Moonridge – GMO

  • Mountainous
  • Views
  • Snow
  • Forested
  • Outdoor activities

Area Overview

This area is characterized by its curvy, narrow mountain roads where it is easy to get lost without a map or a good memory and the steep terrain with most homes built at least partially on uneven ground. Hugging the ridgetops, these homes experience most of the passing rain and snow storms, but the views and gorgeous setting make it worth the effort. Homes nearest the ski resorts often have the lulling background noise of the snow-making equipment during the winter.

  • Views of valleys, forested mountainsides or ski slopes
  • Mountain forest setting
  • Winding, narrow roads
  • Homes on ridgetops
  • Steep terrain adds uniqueness to the home setting
  • Close to many outdoor activities

Natural Surroundings

The area is bordered on the south and partially on the west and east by National Forest and on the north by currently forested private land. The steep terrain and tree-covered landscape invites lots of wildlife to be part of the natural surroundings here. Residents have sighted black bears and mountain lions and the area serves as a natural home to many raccoons, squirrels and coyotes.

Most mountain storms catch on these southern ridge tops, bringing lots of rain and snow to the area. With the beautiful shade from the many trees in the area, the snow usually lasts for long periods.

Home Facts

  • Mostly small to medium-sized homes, many on steep lots
  • Some large homes

Things to Do

  • Moonridge Animal Park
  • Bear Mountain golf course and driving range
  • Bear Mountain Ski Resort
  • Shopping or restaurants — Moonridge shopping area on Moonridge Rd. from
  • Highway 18 to Clubview Dr.
  • Hiking/biking Trails:
    • Skyline Drive – dirt fire road through National Forest
    • Forest trails off the end of Bow Canyon and other roads that end at forest boundary
    • Bear Mountain ski trails, in the summer


  • Propane: Ferrellgas
    • 42110 Big Bear Boulevard
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4605
  • Propane: Thomas Gas
    • 42100 Big Bear Road
    • PO Box 2848
    • Big Bear, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-3513


  • Big Bear Middle School
    • (Grades 7-8 )
    • 41275 Big Bear Blvd. / PO Box 1607
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 866-4634
  • Big Bear High School
    • (Grades 9-12 )
    • 351 Maple Lane / PO Box 1708
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-6892
  • Chautauqua High School (Continuation)
    • (Grades 9-12)
    • 525 Maple Lane / PO Box 1815
    • Sugarloaf, CA / Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-2521
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