Crafts Peak Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Crafts Peak Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Green Valley Lake, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.1 miles
1,450 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


cross country skiing


mountain biking


trail running



wild flowers


over grown



washed out

Closed fire road to the summit.

1 month ago

Awesome hike and great views at the top. Stay on the dirt road 2N13D and take it to the top that way. Much easier than the original recording and I parked .3 miles before the begining of 2N13D and it came out to over 7 miles with 1500 ft elevation gain (a lot of which is in the last mile to the top)

6 months ago

At the peak you can see both Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Trail is easy to miss, but fire road goes close to peak, and you can intercept trail by following a cut up the hillside. Couldn't get to the actual peak without trudging through thorn bushes, so skipped that part. However, views were spectacular all along the way! Makes it all worth while.

This was the first time using this App. I downloaded trail into phone, and switched to airplane mode at trail head to save battery, and it worked fine. Looking forward to more.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

We didn't make it to the dick rock because we wandered off for some views but it was a cool area, not sure green and lush from whatever fire last came through but the dogs loved it.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Trailhead is really hard to find

Monday, September 26, 2016

We live in Lake Arrowhead and this is my favorite least so far. Very picturesque with a good gradual climb to the peak. One time we tried to follow the exact trail as mapped out but it took us into some more challenging terrain where there were no trails. Since then we only follow the road which has stunning views. We're just so surprised how little wildlife we see on this trail. I know, they probably see us, but I would expect to come across at least a deer.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cool views of Arrowhead, Baldy, Big Bear and the desert below from the trail.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Great not so hard hike. It's at the end of Green Valley campground. The campground looks wonderful and I plan to go camp there one day. Don't be confused by the first open trail looking path with the metal gate to the right top of the end of the road. That leads to not much. The trail head is just a little further past.

With it being on the north side of the mountain and never crossing over the ridge it stays cool and shady. There was a lot of snow and a health running creek running along most of it. At one point I just hiked up to get to the top of one of the peaks so I could get an outlook which was hard but not terrible. The path itself is wide.

There are a couple restaurants and a general store close by so if you get hungry afterwards you can get something afterwards.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Not easy to find the trail head--GPS took us to the Green Valley Campground and acted like a road existed when in fact it did not. Wanting a sense of adventure, we ended up taking Forest Route 2 North 13A towards Fawnskin--which is the way we should have gone. Missed the parking where 2 North A merges with 2 North 13D and continued on 2N13D for a mile or so. Looked at the GPS and realized we were driving where we were supposed to be hiking. Found a spot to pull over and found the trail. Not really marked and several times you could wander off in the wrong direction. Biodegrade tape is recommended so you could find your way back easier. Lots of fallen trees from the fires a few years back, but good new growth. Easy for dogs and ours really enjoyed the adventure. Some really awesome rock formations along the way to the peak.

recorded 2N13D and mini hill from hell

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