Looking for a great trail near Big Bear Lake, California? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount San Jacinto State Park or Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Meadow Park. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Big Bear Lake ranging from 1.2 to 13.3 miles and from 6,660 to 8,503 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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shady trail.kid friendly. about 1.5 MLS one way. went on a tuesday but might be crazy if it was a time with more bikers

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Fun trail but poorly marked. Rock scramble required to get all the way to the top.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trail but there should be a category for moderate to hard! Definitely not a trail for sissies! Lots of side trails to throw you off. Initially the trail is well marked. Later not so much. Thankful for the many friendly hikers who pointed the way! The views were worth the trek. Being out in nature was exhilarating!

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off trail
rocky
10 days ago

Took my 10 month old lab up to the top tower of the castle today. Great hike, uphill the whole way, don’t be intimidated by the initial incline. There are a few places where I had to help 45 pound puppy up and over rocks. Pup was wearing her booties with rubber bottoms today, I highly recommend some coverage for tender paws on this trail. Lots of large rocks and granite gravel. Intermittent shade in the forest, exposed on top. 70° and sunny. ** my recording is a little off, we went off trail for a bit, double checked all trails and discovered I wasn’t recording, started recording off trail on the way back down.

hiking
11 days ago

Good easy trail. Leads to more trails not on all trails.

Did this hike yesterday morning. Basically we were the only people around which was awesome. The castle rock part was tough for my out of shape ass lol that uphill is no joke and we did manage to get lost for a bit trying to find the trail markers to make our way towards the Lodgepole pine but we figured it out after 15 or so minutes lol this is definitely my favorite hike to date! It’s so serene and beautiful, so many cute frogs! It started to sprinkle and that sound in the forest is one of the best sounds you can listen to. We ate lunch by the lake and enjoyed life. Love this hike.

Hiked this trail today. While a nicely shaded trail it is very poorly marked requiring me to use my GPS constantly to avoid getting turned around. The trail is intertwined with a mountain bike trail and back roads so stay aware. Overall a nice trail but there are better ones out there eg Cougar Crest, Pine Knot, Castle Rock.

Great easy trail from the base of Snow Summit to the Village. In summer months beware of mountain bikes - there are a lot of them and come around corners fast.

hiking
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Great hike. Good moderate effort going up and down. The scramble was more difficult but doable for most.

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike.

Great hike for the whole family— amazing views.

hiking
scramble
17 days 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.

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
bugs
over grown
washed out
18 days ago

Very overgrown at water. Difficult hike but worth it. Bugs were absolutely awful the last 1/4 of the hike down.

hiking
off trail
rocky
18 days ago

THERE IS NO WATER FALL! But none the less still an amazing trail with mostly shade. Girlfriend and I loved it. Did some rock climbing. Beautiful view.

hiking
off trail
rocky
19 days ago

Very beautiful view! Had to climb rocks to get to the very top, very fun and beautiful. The beginning is pretty steep loved it tho.

hiking
20 days ago

First half to Castle Rock is pretty steep. Once you reach Castle Rick the views make it worthwhile.

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

hiking
24 days ago

only bad thing is that people leave their dog poop bag everywhere. overall good hike..

hiking
rocky
scramble
25 days ago

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