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Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear Lake

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  • This hike is a bit challenging - I hiked it with my teenage daughters earlier this month. We parked on the pullout on the southside and avoided oncoming traffic to trailhead. We were able to get some ...  more »
  • Parking at the base of the trail can be a little tricky since it starts in the middle of a busy curve. The trail itself is pretty well maintained and has decently steep incline the first few hundred f...  more »
  • You'll need some 'Rock scrambling' skills if you want to go to the very top of the big boulders at the end this hike, but it is so worth it. We went with a total of 6 family members including kids age...  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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