Castle Rock Trail

MODERATE 406 reviews

Castle Rock Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

rocky

scramble

snow

Castle Rock trail begins 1.1 miles east of the dam on Hwy 18.

5 days ago

Super fun hike! A little challenging in the beginning but it gets easier as you go, perfect for families!

6 days ago

Great views! Initial climb not as bad as expected, leads to some amazing forest views and rock structures.

6 days ago

Lots of rocks, lots of views. Pretty stuff

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13 days ago

Great hike for families. Beautiful views at the top.

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19 days ago

The start of this trail up to Castle Rock itself is pretty intense. From the trailhead you go pretty much straight up. As a guy that's a beginner hiker with asthma, I struggled a bit. After taking my time I made it of course. Beautiful views of the lake from the rocks and fun to climb around on them too. Makes for great pictures!

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1 month ago

It was a great hike. The information center told us that this hike leads to Bluff Lake Reserve. But my friends and I have no sense of directions therefore we stopped at the rocks place. It was great to climb up and down on the rocks. The view is wonderful.

the only thing i didn't like about the hike is that there's not much direction. But overall, the trail is really good and give a really good view of the lake.

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1 month ago

The Trail Is Good. And Castle Rocks will give you a really good view of the Lake and The City Down Below. It Can get pretty crowded with tourists on weekends especially during the busy season. BUT keep hiking and bring enough food and water for lunch and the trail keeps going to The Bluff Lake Reserve and Even Further.

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