Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear Lake

4.7
#3 of 11 in Outdoors in Big Bear Region
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  • August 10, 2017
    This is the best trail in Big Bear (in my opinion)! It's also the most popular, as we went on a Tuesday morning in August & there were already about 12 cars parked there. When we left, people were cir...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Well marked trail. Not too long or too short of a distance. Just the right level of difficulty to make it an enjoyable morning work out. Fun boulders to climb and beautiful views from the top. Highly ...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Went there a couple of months ago with a few friends, none of us had any experience of hiking so it was definitely interesting! All I can say is please wear comfortable shoes and dont forget that bott...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    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.
  • April 8, 2017
    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.
  • March 19, 2017
    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
  • April 29, 2017
    Not a hike for the weak. Heavy cardio, navigation of rocks. Definitely worth the view.
  • October 30, 2016
    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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