Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point

MODERATE 191 reviews

Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Bear Lake, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The Pine Knot Trail starts at the Aspen Glen Picnic Area and features oaks, pines, wildflowers, and spectacular views of Big Bear Lake. Continue in a primarily southerly direction until you approach Grand View Point (7,784 ft. elevation) - located about one-quarter mile beyond the intersection of the Pine Knot Trail and FS Road 2N10. The trail is sometimes heavily inundated with bike and equestrian traffic but is usually in good condition, and is amazingly serene-switchbacking through thick forest and meadows it elevates the hiker to lofty lake vistas and ultimately to a panoramic point from which San Gorgonio and Catalina Island can be seen. Autumn colors are particularly breathtaking along this trail, and summer graces the Pine Knot path with a profusion of wildflowers. To reach Grand View Point, continue along 1EO1 beyond its intersection with 2N08-at the junction with 2N10, hike about 1/4 mile along the remaining peninsular path.

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14 days ago

This is a great trail! Pretty well-marked, great views that only get better as you go up. It's definitely longer than the stated 6.1 miles, since the trail marker sign that says it's 3.25 miles up to the top is probably about a quarter mile walk from the parking area.

15 days ago

The Views!

hiking
15 days ago

great hiking trail with a lot to see and quite a few mountain bicyclists

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23 days ago

Worth the 2 hours hike each way! A magnificent view at end of trail.

hiking
23 days ago

First solo hike in near country, but didn't spot any! Nice change of scenery along the way. The trail is so well marked that it was hard to tell where it ended at times. I took a very steep path up the mountain and ended up on a fire road but eventually got back to the trail fine. Beautiful lookout up top.

23 days ago

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24 days ago

We went early morning, before it got too hot. Definitely recommend that. Beautiful hike. Our gps recorded a longer distance but was worth it for the view at the end.

trail running
1 month ago

this was a great hike. I'm a trail runner and honestly I couldn't run this up. it was tough to be fair I'm also not use to the elevation at all. but this was a work out. it took me just under two hours to get to the top and back down. 6.94 miles is what my GPS said. the view was very nice I was on a time restraint so it was the best experience of the views. but well worth the hike.

don't forget you need a recreation pass which is 5$ a day or 30$ for the year.

or if you don't you'll get a ticket(not a real ticket that goes against you in anyway) and the ticket can be paid online its 5$ which I got one haha.

anyway totally worth it.

1 month ago

This is a wonderful hike, but looks like an excellent bike hike. the views are great and the lookout is worth it all. See pics

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