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Nice views from this trail

Hiked with friends on this trail. I would highly recommend it for both beginners and more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sonoma, California
Great short hike

For the trail only being 2 miles round trip, it packs a punch. Mostly uphill but a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murrieta, California
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630 Bartlett Rd, 630 Bartlett rd is the visitor center where you can get maps, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
+1 909-866-7000
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All reviews great hike steep hike parking is limited an amazing view worth the effort worth the climb big bear elevation gain half mile short distance wear good hiking shoes bring water early morning hike tree line both directions loose gravel miles round trip
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hiked with friends on this trail. I would highly recommend it for both beginners and more experienced hikers.

Thank catc78029
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the trail only being 2 miles round trip, it packs a punch. Mostly uphill but a fantastic workout. Gorgeous views and great places to take photos. Overall worth the trek but get the adventure pass for parking to avoid a ticket

Thank Sircadence
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great hike. Took me two hours round trip with normal pace. Really steep at few places especially towards the start and the finish. great views. The markings are slightly poor and make sure you dont loose track. Parking could be tricky. so be prepared.

1  Thank Aditya G
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The trail is really cool. Pay attention though that you don't loose the trail after the first climb. Very steep at some points but still moderate. The view from the first 'platform' is amazing. Parking is not too easy but you will find a spot!...More

Thank Gunnar M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve grown up hiking on this trail. It’s the first one that comes to mind when I have visitors come up to the area that want to see the lake. It doesn’t take too long nor too much effort to get such a high payout...More

1  Thank Erin C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Wonderful views from the rocks along the trail. It's fun to climb on Castle Rock and see the lake and trees! Take a lunch or snack to enjoy while looking at the scenery!!

Thank 206davee
Reviewed 9 September 2018

such a great hike with a great view from the top. The kids all really liked hiking it and we had lunch at the top.

1  Thank michelledoor1975
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a super popular hike. Easy to get to and very nice scenery. Parking can be tricky so plan ahead for that.

2  Thank Cheri S
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

did hike twice and enjoyed it. on the way up you can sit on a rock and rest if you need to. 2.4 miles round trip about. on the way down it is very easy except be careful loose gravel and sliding. a 16 oz...More

2  Thank sjntraveler
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

2.4 miles round trip was perfect due to the elevation. Such a great hike for friends. We were all in shape, but it was a bit challenging.

1  Thank athomas10
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Pattie V
20 February 2018|
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Response from Frequenttravel48 | Reviewed this property |
Yep, but bring leashes, water, and some food for them. It’s a rough trail at parts so always be prepared to haul them back to the car if need be.