Beautiful trail! It was a bit challenging at times with the elevation but totally worth finishing the view at the top was amazing.

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4 hours ago

Amazing trail and well marked. Will definitely be doing again whenever I’m in Big Bear.

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rocky
1 day ago

Well marked up to Castle Rock and then the trail gets harder to follow. Good incline the whole way but the trail is short so most everyone should be able to do this if they take their time. Great views in the early evening when parking might be easier - not much street parking.

Beautiful trail. Feels secluded even if there are lots of people on a summer Saturday due to the way it weaves between trees and hills. Most of the trail is at an easy incline with some up and downs; it’s the distance that makes this trail moderate difficulty. Most of the time you are hiking along partially shaded trails through pines with glimpses of the lake. Worth it to hike out to Grandview at the top. I would definitely do this trail again.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail. Not hard so it’s perfect for families. Really impressive views and look-outs.

Beautiful views!!

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome/ amazing trail. I got there around 9:30am. And it wasn’t crowded at all. It’s a very easy trail. I definitely recommend. It’s worth the small hike. Once you’re at the peak of the rock you get awesome views of the lake and everything around.

We started this trail about halfway up to the Grand View summit from where we were camping. So we missed the bulk of the climb which made most of the trail a rolling stroll through a large beautiful pine forest. It’s a lovely hike despite some bugs and the area is open to firewood cutting, so there are a lot of dead and downed trees. The final 1/4 mile up to the summit was the steepest part of the climb but nothing too strenuous and the unobstructed views of a snow capped San Gorgonio are worth it. We’ve been on several hikes around Big Bear Lake area and this was definitely one of the most peaceful. Few people, great views, well defined trails. Definitely put it on your list when you’re in the area. Enjoy!

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scramble
3 days ago

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bugs
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rocky
3 days ago

Fun trail! Lots of up and downhill both ways, some trees in the path, rocky.

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rocky
3 days ago

Great trail. My husband and I did it while he wore our 18 month old in our hiking backpack. Challenging but fun! Easy to get off trail sometimes, but easy to find your way back. They are installing these netted rocks as trail markers and they are very helpful. Nice short hike. Definitely recommend. Trekking poles would be helpful!

Great, easy hike! A nice workout but doesn’t take all day! Views are awesome as well!

on Castle Rock Trail

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scramble
4 days ago

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bugs
4 days ago

Walking stick are good

hiking
5 days ago

One of my favorite trails in Big Bear. It’s can be a little crowded as it is a popular trail. Street parking off the busy road can be challenging during busy times. I suggest going early to avoid crowds. Not too steep, cross over beautiful streams and a great view at the top.

on Castle Rock Peak

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bugs
5 days ago

Nice trail, not too long or difficult

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bugs
5 days ago

Great trail. Many ways to get to your desk so it’s quite an adventure. My pup did awesome too!

Excellent hike with a clear path. Peaceful with not many people around. The views, not only at the end of the hike a Grand View, but also throughout the hike are incredible. Take water and some snacks.

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rocky
6 days ago

Great trail , starts off steep , but it’s pretty easy , was able to find parking pretty easy too , follow the directions provided from the app and you’ll find parking nearby on the side of the street

Beautiful trail through the tall pines. Rewarded at the Grand View overlook with views of Mt San Gorgonio Parking on the street of lot is full. Great shade and nothing really steep on the incline. Loved this hike, perfect choice for our day hike

Crowded but was a stunning view and easy to find trail.

Lots of fun and on and off shade! If you have dogs PLEASE bring lots of water for them!!

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rocky
8 days ago

Really nice trail. Not terribly steep - very manageable. Maintained. Dog friendly. Decent view. Pretty easy to find yourself off trail, but just as easy to find your way back. Parking was a bit of a trick. We went off trail to explore some of the bigger boulders nearby to get a better view of the lake. A good beginner’s hike.

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rocky
8 days ago

Great hike and had more incline at the beginning than I thought. There was a moderate amount of others, but not unmanageable. Lots of fun and recommended.

one of favorite hikes. never a bad time !

Great trail for family hiking!

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