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Arrived at 0630 on a Saturday and gate was closed. Who's in charge around here?

on Pumpkin Rock Trail

hiking
1 day ago

enjoyed the hike went on the windiest day ever but it was well worth it.

A nice hike. Great location good for photos

This was such a easy short hike. You walk along the dry river for a bit then take a little trail up into the canyon. a small section of scrambling and climbing for maybe 5 minutes. Just enough to get ur blood pumping then soon enough ur there. the waterfall is beautiful. Lots of large rocks and scenery. It's the perfect area to have a little picnic and relax..

5 days ago

Good hike with a payoff stream to chill at at the top. I love the incline which is hard but not so hard for hat footing becomes an issue.
It’s unfortunate that folks go ghetto and have the urge to paint their crap on rocks or play music so loud that others can hear it 100 yards away.

The hike was very clean, there were many trails available. I was pleased that I saw no liter, just graffiti, which is typical. I took my kids (8 and 15) with no troubles. Will go back again!

hiking
6 days ago

You’ll start off walking along the wide dry river rock, but stay to the left side of the valley. It’s about a 25 min walk until to start the trail uphill. It’s not long until you reach the top waterfall, if you can overlook the vast amount of graffiti on the rocks and trees during the hike, it’s a pretty cool site to see the water falling off the side of the cliff running down the wall when you reach the top!

walking
6 days ago

This is not a hike. More like a walk. Going to the cross and flag is all incline but it’s a paved road so it’s not difficult. The rank of EASY is correct. Great for pets and kids of all ages. I love going for walks or hikes where the end result is something amazing. This has 3...the large cross, flag and view. PARKING: Best place to park is at the Ryan Bonamino park.
BEST TIME TO GO: Early morning as there is no shade and it gets very crowded by afternoon.
ADDITIONAL INFO: The trail to the right side of the mountain is harder than the left. Also there is a tower with a bridge that you can go on.

Nice trail! Relatively quiet, but that probably has to do with off peak season. Easy trail with some ups and downs and nice views. The fir and pine trees also smell also smell amazing.

Love this hike when there is running water to walk in and two beautiful waterfalls (one you can climb up to the top of in to a little cave) it rained yesterday. Does anyone know if it was enough rain for a waterfall?

I believe moderate/difficult/intense is a good level describing this trail. Only reason why i’d go pretty high is because the second half is where you’re going up the river bed. and that means your climbing up boulders. No doubt you’re gonna get dirty when it’s raining. Today was raining after a quick thunderstorm the night before, but there wasn’t any running water. Kind of anti-climatic, but i’d like to go back when there’s running water. the way back is a lot easier, and if you’d like, you’ll be sliding down rocks and jumping from 4-5 feet. good boots or similar would be needed because of all the gravel and river bed rocks. The sad thing is that many boulders and rocks are tagged and some are inappropriate.

Great trail with beautiful views. Wish people would pick up their trash though. There are many trash receptacles on the trail so please put your empty bottles, etc in them.

Great way to get up high into the Sierra Nevada without having to climb far. Trailhead begins about 10,000 ft, next to good campground facilities. We did full-on steak, wine, the works, at the trailhead, then left non-hike gear behind...all "smellables" in the roomy bear-boxes. Plenty of water on the trail. Everything beyond the trailhead rises to "no open fires" altitude. So, bring warm camp clothing, and enjoy the stars.

on Castle Rock Trail

8 days ago

Definitely not an easy hike but it is do-able if you take your time. Towards the end you have to do a little ‘rock climbing’ to get to the top of castle rock but the view is well worth it! I found a long hiking stick up there and it helped me be stable while coming back down. I got a little lost coming down like some people said because the trail isn’t marked well but if something looks like a path it should take you back down. Hopefully haha

There were some steep bits that had some tricky footing, but the view was great. I went pretty far off the trail, but it was well worth it because the view for better the higher I got. I definitely recommend going higher that the trail if you have the time and energy.

nothing's marked every sign was graffitied over the trail is very rocky and you have a incline all the way to the falls if you go past the first fall and stay to your left there is a second one which is nicer ,the veiws are decent but not sure if we will be going back

Great hike! So fun for Oktoberfest and getting in the Halloween Spirt!

Absolutely beautiful hike. Hard and rewarding.

If you have 2WD you can easily make it at least immediately past the green gate in the parking lot there if not maybe a mile further.

I think there's a bit of confusion in the comments here. There are a few trails in the valley. The one going to the Icehouse doesn't pass a waterfall, although you can take alternate routes into the valley. Maybe because it was cooler when I went there weren't many bugs anymore.

hiking
11 days ago

Really peaceful hike

Steady incline on loose rocks for about 1.75 miles. Small waterfall at top with small creek. Worth the hike. Took about 45min to get up and 30 min down. Rocks are slick by the waterfall, so plz watch your kids.

Great paved trail family friendly! Felt safe the whole time!!

It was great, but nothing special!

nature trips
13 days ago

Nicely designed nature walk. Good for all ages. .

Really nice hike with a diverse set of landscapes that follows the river, and consists of some light rock scrambling, river crossing, and lovely views. The river crossings are incredibly fun and a great way to keep yourself cool on a hot day. It is possible to prevent your feet from getting wet by walking over rocks, but it can be slippery so I would anticipate getting your shoes wet, even if only slightly. A friend and I decided that it’s a great hike to take visitors from out of town!

walking
14 days ago

Fresh air. So peaceful

This trail is gorgeous. It’s best to go early in the morning as the surrounding mountains provide tons of shade. We went in October so there was no water, but even without it, it’s a beautiful trail. If it’s your first time there, bring the trail guide map. It helps point out specific historical points along your hike, which was really cool!

mountain biking
14 days ago

Excellent steady climb with several stream crossings.

hiking
15 days ago

Fun hike >> https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/best-la-hikes/marshall-canyon-trail/

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked this trail today with my 4 yr. old daughter, wife, and parents. Decent trail for beginners and great scenery. We only saw two people in the trail which was expected since it's a Tuesday. We also ran into a rattlesnake along the path so keep an eye out! Had a great time overall. Highly recommend if staying in Big Bear.

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