Grays Peak Trail [CLOSED] is a 6.4 mile heavily 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 May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.4 miElevation gain1,174 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingrunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleClosed
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This trail closes seasonally for Bald Eagle nesting. Please check here for updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=26369&actid=50

There's parking provided at the trailhead.

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

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.

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Sheila Shenasi
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Bobby Rodriguez
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Closed for eagle nesting . Looks amazing

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Mattias Unger
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Cheri Cole
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Excellent. Friday after Thanksgiving. We were the first to the peak..only saw...less than 6 or 7 other groups on the way up as we were on our way back. A little ice. Recommend Yaktrax...otherwise perfect.

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Leo Salazar
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Garrett Stack
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Hard to find parking with all the people parking to sled and throw trash on the ground.

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michael griffin
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Aaron Feinstein
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Joanna Stephanie
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Very snowy

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Emily Fitzgerald
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Sandi Smith
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One of my favorite hikes. I go back for return visits to this peak!

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Heather Lottes
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Jim Meadows
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CarlyWill Sloan
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nice trail! the view of the lake at the end is peaceful & there are a bunch of potential picnic spots along the way.

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Ben Bowman
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Nice trail with fall colors, but not many open viewpoints without trees are present.

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Cheri Adame
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Yolanda Sarmiento
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Paul Ross
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The trail is a pretty easy climb to the top with a really nice view of Big Bear lake and the mountains including San Gorgonio, Sugar Loaf and Mt San Bernardino. There were a lot of people, many in large groups (10+) who took up most of the trail, were not social distancing and few had masks or put them on when passing. All the mountain bikers sharing the trail were pretty good about warning that they were coming up on us or stopped and let us walk past. Parking along side the road was fine, there seemed to be plenty of safe places to park since the trailhead is closed.

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Mary Sue Mack
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Excellent

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Rob Banks
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Clearly marked path. Minimal shade. Great views of big bear lake as the reward for getting to the top. We enjoyed it!

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Phil Kam
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Nice easy trail with several peek outs over the lake. Steady gradual incline throughout. Bring water and sunscreen because though there were shaded parts, it’s very hot and dry during the summer.

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Mark Cost
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It was hot but still not bad

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Andrea Beri
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Great slow incline, our puppy loved it as it is most in the shade. Beware of weather though: forecast was excellent, yet on the way back we were poured on and on top of that heavy hail hit us. Still a great hike.

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Kelly Gosselin
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Great out and back trail. Nice view from the top. Nice blend of sun and shade. Clearly marked.

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Timothy Rosnick
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This is a very pleasant trail, which makes up for the obscured views on top. There is a short scramble to the top -- more like a large log and large rock to get over. Although I did the trail early in the morning, I found there was a good mix of shade and sun on the trail. The trailhead facilities are still closed. The trail was not very crowded, but most of the people on the trail were not wearing face coverings.

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Lucy Liang
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Bring lots of water and sunscreen. Gentle incline all the way through with great scenery.

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Kelli Stillman
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8-1-20 Parking closed. Park on street. Easy trail. Ended up being nearly 8 miles.

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