Grays Peak Trail

MODERATE 143 reviews

Grays Peak Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fawnskin, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Directions from Fawnskin, CA: Travel west on Highway 38 for 0.6-mile to reach the Gray's Peak Trailhead, which is located on the west side of Highway 38, across from the Grout Bay Picnic Ground.

hiking
4 days ago

Really Nice Trail. Well maintained. Perfect for jogging or walking your dog. Open views, everything is nicely spaced and it has great views of the lake and surrounding areas.

hiking
6 days ago

20 days ago

This hike was well rounded! Scenery is beautiful. It is moderate in difficulty. Great distance. Wanted something different than Couger Crest so this was perfect! Will definitely do again.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Great trail, beautiful view..

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26 days ago

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27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great mountain and lake views from the north side of Big Bear lake. It's a long hike but worth the views at the end. Parking pass is required.

mountain biking
1 month ago

cool trail .

1 month ago

My girlfriend and I and our dogs did this hike again yesterday. We got a late start and it was a bit windy up at the top but what a fantastic view and scenery all the way up. It rained on us on the way down but only lightly and the weather was still very nice. Great elevation gain and nice marked trail.

hiking
1 month ago

I did not find it scenic. trail is pleasantly strenuous due to the elevation gain. So return trip was quick. at the top it was windy. views from the top are interrupted by the trees etc. imo, it's not worth climbing up expecting views in the end. trail looked good for the mountain biking. also dog friendly. I encountered no mosquitoes. was wearing vibrams and tank top to beat the September Sun. we were busy having conversation and lost our way going up, only to realize after a km that we were on the wrong path. markings are pretty distinct though. parking could be limited. 15 or so spots. parking pass for $5 can be picked up from the convenience store half a mile or so towards the north shore. don't park off the markings. we saw 3 vehicles getting ticketed for parking in front of the restrooms.

hiking
1 month ago

Although it's long, it's a fairly moderate hike. It is a steady climb with amazing views and ever-changing scenery. The top is a great place to capture some views and stop for lunch. Would highly recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite hike in Big Bear so far!

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Such a great hike!! Beautiful views the entire way up with the grand finale being incredible! Trekking up 1300ft then down again isn't easy on your body so wear good shoes, comfortable clothes and bring plenty of water! The summit (unlike most others) had plenty of sitting area! Happy Hiking!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago