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The trailhead is on Highway 18 and there is a turnout big enough for 6-7 cars to park.
The Castle Rock trail is fairly well marked all the way past and around Castle Rock then further south to the 2N86 fire road. There is sort...More
As the title suggests, there's was a nice most of the easy hike in the San Bernardino National Forest. It's about a 20-25 minute drive to the trailhead and most of the drive is on a Gravely dirt road with a few rats here in...More
Not too easy of a drive. Uneven dirt road with ruts, I would suggest a car with decent ground clearance that being said I did see a few cars in the trail parking area, so they made the drive. It's a beautiful place to spend...More
This is a very short, easy hike, making it great for taking a family of various ages. There is a dirt road drive necessary to get you to the beginning of the hike. The Lodgepole Pine is HUGE. With all the rain/snow this winter, I'd...More
Overall, this was a very nice hike for our family which included three younger children. The drive up to the hike Trailhead took about 15 to 20 minutes and the hike lasted about a mile or so round trip. Much of it is covered by...More
This is as wooded and lush as Big Bear gets. A very nice hike to a huge Lodgepole pine, "The Champion Lodgepole". Not too long for the kids, either. A must do while you are exploring Big Bear. Very enjoyable.
The hike itself is very short - maybe a mile tops? It's family friendly with lots of large rocks to climb and play on as you make your way to the pine. We actually missed it when we passed it but found it on our...More
This was an easy hike (1 mile round trip) and great for all ages. The scenery along the way is beautiful, the hike serene. Not many people knew about this place....so it was a pretty private hike! The Champion pine was dicovered in 1963; it...More