Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point

MODERATE 639 reviews

Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point is a 6.6 mile moderately 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: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,095 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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NOTE: You will need an adventure pass to park. 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful loop hike. After Grand View Point I continued on Skyline Trail to Plantation, then Plantation Trail to 2N10 and back to Aspen Glen via various small trails. I thought the views improved beyond Grand View Point. That section of Skyline is the best ridge hiking. The trails are easy to follow and even though it was a holiday I saw almost nobody.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, peaceful trail. Great views along the skyline. Beautiful, peaceful trail. Great views along the skyline.

Awesome trail with lovely views! Even amount of moderate inclines.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorites in Big Bear. Family and dog friendly.

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fee
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scramble
1 month ago

Nice trail i did this hiking with my 9&12 years kids easy

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A fun one. And the fall colors were beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Good pitch but gradual which was nice. Highly recommend and wonderful for dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate level hike with clearly marked, well-maintained trails. Watch out for mountain bikers. It was great to see the fall colors along the path. the views beyond that weren’t overly spectacular, but nice to see once. Parking was easy and it was nice to have a bathroom at the trailhead.

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fee
1 month ago

Beautiful views of Big Bear Lake and other peaks at the end. Path stays straight the entire way, so follow Skyline at intersections. You will need an adventures day pass to park in the picnic area at the trailhead. i got mine at a nearby 7 eleven.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail not to strenuous. Look out for the mountain bikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with a lot of scenic views

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful hike on an easy, well marked trail. Gradual incline that’s not strenuous. The fall colors were spectacular ! Definitely take the trail to Grandview Point, you won’t be disappointed. I took my dog, off leash the entire hike, but it was a weekday so hardly anyone around. I could see how on a weekend, you’d have to watch for mountain bikes if you had your dog with you. Add another favorite trail to my list !

Beautiful hike through the forest. Fairly moderate uphill. Make sure to go all the way to Grandview. It is worth it. Good to make it a loop by taking cabin trail back.

Stunning fall colors, well maintained and marked trail. Please pick up your trash :)

hiking
2 months ago

dusty but awesome well maintained easy hike

hiking
2 months ago

This is a nice trail for moderate hikers. We started at Aspen Glen and went to Grand View about 6.6 miles. There are a few lake views throughout the trails and a view out if you push it to the Tetons. Word of caution, you share this trail with bikers who were all pleasant when passing. Happy trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail for hikers with dogs. No lake views but pretty scenery all the way. Popular with locals but not as crowded as some other trails nearby.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a fairly easy trail. Very well marked and cleared. However there were only two or three views worth seeing. It was a good starter hike in this area.

hiking
3 months ago

About a 10k roundtrip. Pretty smooth and you can get away with tennies no problem. There's a decent but not amazing view at the halfway point. Do it once at least.

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hiking trail for the day... Just be sure to pick up a adventure pass before you park. smoky the ranger is usually checking.. plus it's for a good cause... keep our parks clean and safe

mountain biking
3 months ago

We went on this trail for mountain biking, all uphill ..

hiking
bugs
rocky
3 months ago

Not much of a grand view. We continued onto skyline trail in search of a nice view but none seen. Overall just an okay hike...

hiking
4 months ago

very nice, there was some litter

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