Photos of Seven Oaks Trail to Grand View Point

5.8 miles
1,981 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



11 months ago

This is a narrow trail up a decomposed granite ridge to a nice secluded lookout point. Since the DG can be loose and the trail steep, wear appropriate shoes. Bring lots of water - there are no facilities or fountains at the trail head, lookout or along the way.

Much of the trail is sunny, but there are frequent shady patches to cool down and catch your breath.

Some recordings for this trail start at the end of the paved road, but there is space to park at the trail head along the unpaved Radford Truck Trail. This is the dirt road where the sign indicated “to big bear”, and another sign indicated a helipad.

Driving or hiking along the truck trail, continue straight through any intersection or junction. Look for overhead utilities and a fire usage restriction sign - the trail head is on the left. There is room for two or three cars to park off the road.

Total elevation gain over the 3 miles to the lookout was about 2000 ft from the trail head - not including the truck trail.

The view is primarily southward towards San Gorgonio and sometimes westward. It keeps getting better and better the higher you climb.

Once you reach the Skyline trail, follow signs towards Knotty Pine / Grandview.