Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point

MODERATE 213 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

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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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It is a nice hike with some great views of Big Bear Lake and spectacular view of the valley at the top.

10 days ago

Such an amazing hike. Easier than we expected, no steep elevation gains. View is the reason I give this hike 5 stars.

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Just wanted to note that in addition to the Adventure Pass or Day Pass (which you can buy at any 7-11 on the way up to Big Bear), you can also use an America the Beautiful pass, which for $80/year covers you for all National Parks and federal lands (including National Forests).

I'll be doing this hike this week (and will come back to write a real review with a real rating), but just wanted to point this out since I just saw @Felipe's review and went to purchase an Adventure Pass before realizing I was already covered with my AtB pass. :)

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I did this hike Monday 6/26/17. According to the Endomondo app (an UnderArmor app) it is 4.24 from the trail head to the Grand View Point. Making it 8.48 miles. I also took my Garmin gpsmap64st which agrees with Endomondo. The elevation gain is approx. 1060. Very well marked trail. There is a group campground with a bathroom approx. 2 miles into the hike. Once at the top to the south west you can see what I believe to be San Gorgonio summit. It still had snow in June. The temp at the bottom of the mountain was 110 that day. Amazing. I took 3 liters of water and drank approx 2 liters. 2 hours 8 min going up and 1 hour 41 min going down with 30min break at the top. You need an adventure pass to park at the trail head.