Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear Lake

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  • I was in San Diego and had a weekend off so Saturday morning I decided to make the drive to Big Bear just to see this view of BB LAKE. The drive was ok but pretty winding and twisty through the mounta...  more »
  • Castle rock has an Indian folklore attached to it. A Indian maiden would climb castle rock to wait for her husband to appear. Then she would climb down to meet him. One day he did not return and had d...  more »
  • For two out-of-shape 50 somethings we really enjoyed this hike. View was worth it and the hike was very do-able!  more »
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  • Went for a bachelor party and did a little bouldering and hiking. When you get to the top it's a great view. Make sure to wear good shoes. I also saw some people climbing for those climbers out there.
  • Great short hike. Family and dog friendly. Be cautious when parking, you have to cross the busy road. Entrance is kind of hidden south east of the small parking area across the road. Make sure to bring water.
  • Great hike. My 2 yr old made it all the way up even with snow on the ground. Had to carry her back down but she had a blast. Whole family had a good time
  • Not a hike for the weak. Heavy cardio, navigation of rocks. Definitely worth the view.
  • This is a great trail especially considering how convenient it is to the downtown of Big Bear. Beautiful trail, well groomed, and not too difficult. Anyone who complained about the trail not having water must have never hiked before. Unless you are expecting the chipmunks to hand you refreshments along the trail bring freaking water and snacks and you'll be good :) Climbing to the very top of castle rock takes some skill so please be advised. You can continue on the castle rock trail a while and it will dump you into road 2n86 where there are more trails that spur off. Once you hit 2n86 that's the end of the castle rock trail.

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