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best hike ever

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Needles, California
Great moderate hike

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheri S
Trabuco Canyon, 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
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All reviewsgreat hikesteep hikeparking is limitedan amazing viewworth the effortworth the climbbig bearelevation gainhalf mileshort distancewear good hiking shoesbring waterearly morning hiketree lineboth directionsbit challengingloose gravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Plan on getting to the trail head early on weekends since it is a very popular trail and there is limited parking. There will be lots of people hiking up and down while you are on the trail. It's the closest decent trail to town...More

1  Thank Howard W
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great hike, very easy, even with a baby. Better in the morning as the heat in summer can be hard!! A must do!!

1  Thank Fabrice P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best trails in Big Bear Lake California hands down the view from top of it is amazing the hike up his somewhat strenuous but not too bad the hike going back down as fun and fast.

3  Thank Andy T
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Such a beautiful hike in Big Bear. Trail was rather crowded as this is a busy time of year in Big Bear. I would definitely say this is more than an easy to light hike. Has a fairly severe elevation change and uphill climb in...More

3  Thank JAlbrecht25
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Nice with some effort, good for your legs, you'll be fine and hitting the top. Beautiful views and lots of animals around you, great to be in contact with Nature!!!

2  Thank kirschsandra
Reviewed 24 June 2018

It’s a great short hike up to Castle Rock! It’s pretty steep at first and then because of the elevation, it’s a good workout! However, if you plan on going further up to the preserve and then lodgepole, there are way too many trails not...More

6  Thank Michael A
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Pattie V
19 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.