While the bike trails are more than enough to keep you entertained, for those towing around little ones or just looking for extra activities to do, SkyPark has plenty to offer. The best part is that all the activities are included when you buy a day ticket, so there’s no extra fee if you decide to hit the rock-climbing wall or shoot some archery after a day of riding. If you are towing the family along, there’s ice-skating, zip-lining, candy and souvenir shops, ropes courses, pedal carts, and more. As a kid, this park is pretty much heaven on earth.
SkyPark also has a small pump track, strider track, and a full-service bike park complete with parts, mechanics, and gear.
FOOD AT THE PARK
Dining options are also plentiful and go well beyond the typical burgers and pizza found at most parks. Whether it’s street tacos or sandwiches made to order, the various restaurants on site have you covered. If beer is your thing, there’s also a full-service bike-themed bar with beer and drinks for your post-ride.
WHAT BIKE TO BRING
SkyPark Bike Park is mellow in nature, meaning it’s perfect for shorter travel trail bikes up to enduro bikes. We’d say anything in the 120-170 travel category. You won’t find rock gardens or steep chutes, but Comet does have technical sections where an enduro bike fits well. However, we’ve seen plenty of riders out on hardtails and even full DH rigs at this park. While we had an absolute blast riding our Trek Remedy and Slash trail/enduro bikes, we have to admit that we spent most of our time banging out laps on our Powerfly eMTBs. You just can’t beat the efficiency of getting in those laps!
WHERE TO STAY
SkyPark does not currently offer lodging, so your best options are to stay in Lake Arrowhead or Arrowbear. Airbnb’s are plentiful, as are hotels and motels. There’s also plenty of camping nearby, ranging from paid sites at Dogwood campground just a few miles down the road, or free BLM camping areas with no amenities.
In the coming months, SkyPark Bike Park will also be debuting their own campground, complete with either RV or tent sites. Since that will be the closest lodging to the park, it’s going to be the preferred option for those willing to sleep outside four walls. It should make getting in multiple days at the park even easier!
If you’re looking for a place to grab breakfast on your way up to SkyPark, our recommendation is to head into the town of Lake Arrowhead and visit Belgian Waffle Works. Located right on the lake, this place has incredible waffles and breakfasts that will keep you loaded up for the whole day. While the lines can be a deterring factor on weekend mornings, it’s still worth it for the extravagant options. The town also has plenty of things to do from shopping, sightseeing and water activities.
After riding all day at the bike park, our favorite place to stop is just down the road from the park. Lou Eddie’s Pizza sits atop the Rim of the World Highway and is the definition of a mountain town pizza joint. The lines can get long here, but thankfully the pub downstairs will keep you entertained while the hard-working crew cranks out pizzas on their rotating stone pizza oven upstairs.