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Camp Creek National Recreation Trail is a 13.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Length 13.3 mi Elevation gain 3,667 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Bugs

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

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Just over 4 miles from TH parking on Forest Road 1N64. Trail is overgrown, but still recognizable.Just watch out for the Yuccas. Five or six spots are slide areas that require attention to get across the 20 to 40 foot ravines. Some down trees on trail as well. Pants, sturdy shoes and long sleeves recommended. At mile 3 it ties in with the Siberia Creek trail for a 200 foot decent to the Group camp. Several nice spots here to camp. Siberia Creek and Bear Creeks join here and there is plenty of water. Also bugs. Ammo can with trail log at one site with stories of good fishing here. Maybe if more people travel this, the trail will get some maintenance. Nice views looking down the Bear Creek drainage on most of the trail. Also, an old mine shaft opening at around mile two.

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Cheyenne Franklin
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Ashley B
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Cyrus Snyder
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HikingSnow

I went on this trail during December and it was very beautiful. There is a spot not to far from the start of the trail that gives a very wide look of all the mountains and trees. I included some pictures. The hike starts out at high elevation and defends down into bear creek and a few others. There was a little bit of snow but it was mostly melted. Overall we had a very enjoyable hike and it was beautiful

Frank Benton
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Hiking
First to Review

Map ends in the middle of the highway, no trailhead no parking no signs, nothing.

Misha Tsimring
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Ken Nguyen
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Jorge Valencia
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Jess Adams
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pete blakemore
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Steven Youngs
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Elizabeth Valdez
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Luis Enrique
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