Lake Arrowhead is reached by taking Hwy. 18 from San Bernardino. The last segment of this route takes you along the aptly named Rim of the World Highway, with its breathtaking view over the valley on clear days. Hwy. 18 then continues east to Big Bear Lake, but to get to Big Bear Lake, it's quicker to bypass Arrowhead by taking Hwy. 330 from Redlands, which meets Hwy. 18 in Running Springs. During heavy-traffic periods, it can be worthwhile to take scenic Hwy. 38, which winds up from Redlands through mountain passes and valleys to approach Big Bear from the other side.

Note: Nostalgia lovers can revisit legendary Route 66 on the way from Los Angeles to the mountain resorts, substituting scenic motor courts and other relics of the "Mother Road" in place of impersonal I-10.

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