Grays Peak Trail

MODERATE 183 reviews

Grays Peak Trail is a 6.4 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
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,174 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

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.

8 days ago

My first 14er, the challenging hike was worth the views !

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike. Wasn’t able to make it the whole way because of a large thunderstorm.

hiking
12 days ago

Easy gradual incline. Great views through different types of terrain. Tracked my hike at 7.0 miles

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike that is 7 miles with a gradual uphill climb. Great for a morning or late afternoon. Also kid friendly if your kids have been out hiking a few times.

hiking
1 month ago

The views and scenery on this trail are top notch; you won't be disappointed. We started it in the late afternoon and came down at sunset; the conditions were perfect. It ended up being around 7.2 miles for us, not 6.4 as this listing shows.

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate to Difficult. Took me an hour and 45 minutes, but we'll worth the views at the end.

1 month ago

it's everything you'd expect from Big Bear fresh air pines swaying clear skies and Epic views of BB lake... they say thiers 300 days a year of Sunshine Up here its true, love this part of my World

1 month ago

Did Gray's Peak this morning. it's currently open for the season, it opened during the memorial day weekend. it's a great 7.5 mile round trip hike and I definitely recommend. It's a moderate to difficult hike with a lot of shade. located in Fawnskin (north of big bear lake)

7 months ago

this trail is currently CLOSED as of December 1st until june or july next year. it is a breeding ground for bald eagles and the forest service has banned people from entering that part of the mountain. they will fine the people who ignore the notices and still hike the trail. Butler Peak trail is open and only about a mile further into Fawnskin.

7 months ago

Good distance, incline, nice view!

7 months ago

great mellow hike, beautiful views, good elevation gain. trail is super easy to follow.

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful, mellow, and spectacular views

hiking
9 months 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.

9 months 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
9 months ago

Great trail, beautiful view..

hiking
10 months 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
10 months ago

cool trail .

10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago

My favorite hike in Big Bear so far!

hiking
11 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
11 months ago

Had a great running hike, with beautiful views... and friendly people along the way! Will definitely be back again!

11 months ago

great hike, best view of big bear lake you can get, well worth the hike to the top.

11 months ago

Beautiful scenery especially in the Fall. Watch the mountain bikes some of those riders go fast and before you know it they're on top of you.

hiking
11 months ago

Super nice trail. Started early in AM on a Wed. and did not see a soul until the peak. Would do this again. My Aussie was off leash the entire trip. Came across a high school x-country track team. Very nice kids.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike to the peak with lovely vistas! Sitting atop of the boulders at the peak was so peaceful and inspiring!

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Beautiful hike, well marked and maintained. Scenic with varying climates.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Awesome!

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

This leg is a great addition to Hanna Flats trail out and back.

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