Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point

MODERATE 249 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

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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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6 days ago

Excellent day hike. Flat enough to jog most of it if you're inclined. Dogs are welcome, finish off with a nice view, can't beat it!

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9 days ago

Great hike! Beautiful views!

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16 days ago

This was a nice moderate trail with moderate traffic. The trail was very scenic the views wer amazing. We hiked Pine Knot and came back on the Cabin trail making it a little under 9 miles for the trip.

18 days ago

Great trail! Grand View is worth the hike!!

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23 days ago

Great for people/families visiting with a dog. It's 7 miles roundtrip up to Grandview. I'd say it's easy/ moderate as far as inclines. Don't forget to purchase a Recreational Pass, you can Google selling locations : )

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25 days ago

Just outside of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino mountains, it was a 2 hour drive from LA without traffic. After parking we were on the trail by 1015, with an air temperature in the high 40's. Beautiful alpine scenery all along the Trail, with nice glimpses of Big Bear Lake and of Snow Summit ski hill from the Grand View trail. Definitely dog friendly, and we saw a few other dogs on this hike. Also passed a couple of Mountain Bikers and a couple of families out enjoying the Sunday. Curiously, a band had been staying at one of the San Bernardino group camp sights and they played a set-normally loud music while enjoying the outdoors is annoying, but these guys were good and kept their set respectfully short.

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