Crystal Mountain via PCT

EASY 38 reviews

Crystal Mountain via PCT is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
15 days ago

So fun. Did it Saturday on Labor Day weekend and didn't see anyone. Beautiful and quiet!

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

Saw no other hikers on the entire trail on a sunny Tuesday morning. Fairly easy going. Initially shaded, then pretty exposed for the second half of the trail. Lots of lovely views and still very green for the time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

Started at PCT trail, hiked past Crystal Mountain and then cut across to Eye of God. Beautiful views.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Easy parking for all cars in a large lot on the side of road.

Trail was easy and had a few shaded spots. Couple of really nice views. Good for a day hike.

2 months ago

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4 months ago

Wife and I did this trail while staying up in Big Bear, the weather was perfect, mid 70's. Little difficult for her, she's not use to the elevation, 6850 ft average. However, she did also enjoyed. The views of the desert floor were great.

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11 months ago

thru hiked the PCT 2016 the entire trail is worth hiking

Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Hard to find this trail from this app. From Baldwin Lake Rd turn left onto Vale (dirt road). right after the turn is a fire road (also dirt and not great unless you have a truck) Turn left onto the fire road or park and walk. The trail head is the first place you can turn off to the left from the fire road. Walk up the incline and there it is! Beautiful view and a nice, pretty easy walk. Eye of God is across the road but that is a sacred Native American site so please be respectful if you go. I was disappointed to see that someone trashed a medicine wheel that was there a few weeks ago.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016