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Castle Rock Trail, Big Bear Lake

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TripAdvisor
  • We had read that this trail gets crowded, so we arrived around 8:30am and found several cars already parked, but were able to find a spot a short distance away. After a short walk on the busy road, up...  more »
  • Just as the trail turns along the stream and then up toward the Castle Rock, we saw a 3 foot rattlesnake slowly making its way toward then across the trail- I will guess it was sunning itself in the A...  more »
  • This was our last day in BB for our memorial day/anniversary weekend away. We hiked the other side of he lake the previous days, which had a totally different feel. Steep at first but with plenty of b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great View! The trail starts at the road and it splits off into multiple directions but they all basically lead to the same place. All you have to know is to head up, it is about a 30-45 minute hike up depending on your skill level. Once you get to the top be sure to walk around the area because this hike has a lot of different view points. Pack water and a lunch for a nice picnic in the shade of the trees.