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Best Trails near Big Bear Lake, California

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on Castle Rock Trail
18 hours ago

no much parking available but nice view.

on Pine Knot Trail to Grand ...
7 days ago

Beautiful hike, very well maintained trail

on Castle Rock Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Great hike, big climb. Lot of people on the weekends, not many parking spots, so get there early, or park in Boulder Bay Park parking lot and walk to trail head about 3/4 of a mile just watch for the traffic.

on Pine Knot Trail to Grand ...
10 days ago

hiking

Great trail. Very scenic with many photo opportunities of what makes California a great state to be in. Also is a ranged trail between easy and semi difficult.

on Castle Rock Trail
10 days ago

Steep, but short and really pretty. Great views back to the lake and across several canyons. This trail offers the opportunity to do some light bouldering along the way and at the top on Castle Rock. It's our favorite short hike in Big Bear.

on Castle Rock Trail
14 days ago

Great trail! Awesome views of Big Bear Lake!!

on Pine Knot Trail to Grand ...
14 days ago

Good hike, pretty sure it's longer than the listed 6.1, but I didn't measure. Good shade along the entirety of the trail. If you just want the view you can drive to the viewpoint

on Big Bear Lake Trail
15 days ago

walking

Nice walking/running trail.

on Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point
15 days ago

hiking

I've done this hike twice. Nice views on the way up. Grand view is worth the extra 10 minutes. The bus swarms at the beginning and end are why I give this 3 stars.

on Pine Knot Trail to Grand ...
16 days ago

hiking

Ive done this hike in winter and summer and have enjoyed both experiences.

on Pine Knot Trail to Grand ...
16 days ago

6 adults did this and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We hiked at a fairly brisk pace but took several breaks and finished in just under 3hrs. We clicked it at 7.4 miles. We started at 6:30 am. Weather was almost perfect for a summer hike. A little warm on the way back. Worth the extra 15 minutes to Grand view peak.

on Castle Rock Trail
18 days ago

Good fun, short but challenging hike. Great for all ages. The elevation steals your breath though.

on Champion Lodgepole via Ca...
18 days ago

hiking

One of my favorite hikes. The meadows are beautiful and if you make it in October, all the ferns are a golden yellow color.
It's a perfect balance of trees and rock. You'll enjoy it.

on Big Bear Lake Trail
22 days ago

walking

Nice walk. Probably the easiest "hike" at Big Bear. It's paved.

on Castle Rock Trail
22 days ago

Great views, however the trail was not very well marked aside from a few arrows here and there. I felt like an inexperienced hiker could be confused about which way to go when leaving the rock at the top.

on Big Bear Lake Trail
23 days ago

walking

Great Trail to take your jogger stroller and bring the whole family while getting a great view of the lake

on Pine Knot Trail to Grand ...
25 days ago

hiking

Good times, went a little further to grand view

on Castle Rock Trail
26 days ago

hiking

It was awesome!