Castle Rock Trail

MODERATE 394 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
869 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.

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8 days ago

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19 days 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.

hiking
20 days 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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25 days ago

Good hike. Fairly steep to the Castle Rock; amazing views of the lake when you dare bouldering up the rocks. Trail continues on through nice boulder patches and to the top, from here you can continue on to various hikes: champion pinelodge, seberia creek, and bluff lake reserve.

hiking
27 days ago

I would consider it on the easy side and not the moderate. Would need a bit more rocks or climbing.

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

So much fun!!! Great if you enjoy boulder climbing too!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

The view from the top is worth 2.7 miles up! The first mile and a half was a heart pumping challenge, but was balanced with beautiful sites all the way up.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great little hike lots of people an dogs though