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Castle Rock Peak [CLOSED] is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 557 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Closed
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As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.

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Victor Velasquez
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Kulin Tantod
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Grace Cheng
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Phil Kam
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Decided to go only to the peak and back. Awesome short hike with decent incline. Trail gets a bit ambiguous at times, follow the rock stacks wrapped in wire. The climb at the end is a bit sketchy up the big boulders so be prepared for that

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Justin Christiana
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It was fun. Scaling the boulders was really hard. I couldn’t get up the last one but I am out of shape and older

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Jeff Kempski
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This trail offers some great views of Big Bear lake! Fun time climbing the many boulders.

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Sean D
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Hiking

Trail is very crowded and parking is hard to find on a major road. I recommend you begin this trail early.

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Samantha Bertasavage
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The trail starts off with a pretty decent incline that’s rocky. The rest of the trail can be confusing. Look out for the stacked rocks to stay on the trail. If you’re looking for castle rock it will be on your right (if you come in on the trail head that’s right off a main road). It’s a little bit of a technical scramble to get to the top but worth the views, just make sure to make careful because their are gaps in the rocks on the scramble up that people can easily fall into, know your skill level.

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themadlifestyle travels
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Awesome hike! Start is quite steep and rocky then flattens out. Definitely recommend going around the reserve loop! Amazing

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Karina Camacho
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It’s definitely an uphill. Highly recommend climbing up the rocks to get an awesome view. It’s a little dangerous so be very careful.

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Margarita Hernandez
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I’m so disappointed with the lake sooo bad! The Castle and trail 5

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Alex Thiery
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Jose Gil
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Melissa Ojeda
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Great trail! Definitely on the harder side – it’s pretty steep on the way up. You’ll also have to do some bouldering to make it all the way up for the best possible view, so be careful.

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Nelson Earl
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Way too many peeps on this trail. Sadly there is trash everywhere including piles of dog waste bags that are left behind. People suck and so does this hike.

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Tom Miggin
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This was a very fun trail. It is steep at first but then leveled out towards the top. To get up to the top of the rock you will need to do some bouldering but it is not too hard. Once you get on top there are spectacular views. I really enjoyed this hike.

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Phil Kendro
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Mimi Cortes
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Namrata Jay
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This is HARD trail NOT moderate. It would get little easier if you have hiking sticks but again it’s HARD trail.

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Shane Atha
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Jennifer Samples
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Awesome hike in the Big Bear area with great views and climbs.

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Lauren Ashley
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We really enjoyed this hike as did our dog. The views are amazing and as is the surrounding scenery.

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Eva Lucero
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HikingRockyScramble

Great day. Perfect weather. Nice view

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Gerardo Cortez
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The beginning is the hardest in my opinion but overall great walk we continued onto lake bluff trail awesome time happy hiking

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