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Champion Lodgepole Pine

Tke California 38 To Mill Creek Road After About 41/2 Miles Keeping Right At Forks in the Road Turn Right on 2n11 and Continue For About One Mile To the Trail Head, CA 92315
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Beautiful Pine

Worth going to whether hiking, biking or 4WD. Beautiful Pine and the area nearby is also pretty... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Robin S
,
El Cajon, California
This is a GREAT hike!

The trailhead is on Highway 18 and there is a turnout big enough for 6-7 cars to park. The Castle... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
SnorkelGang
,
Los Angeles, California
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Tke California 38 To Mill Creek Road After About 41/2 Miles Keeping Right At Forks in the Road Turn Right on 2n11 and Continue For About One Mile To the Trail Head, CA 92315
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Worth going to whether hiking, biking or 4WD. Beautiful Pine and the area nearby is also pretty. We took our motorcycles there.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

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

1  Thank SnorkelGang
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank captk1701
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

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

2  Thank Siameseldy
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Easy walk in a beautiful area of Big Bear. Lots to explore in this area. Hike is not taxing at all. Took some time to also walk around the small lake near Champion Lodgepole. Very peaceful.

Thank rh0ndag
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank captk1701
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you have little hikers, this trail is perfect. It's fairly short (about a mile?) and the payoff is the giant lodgepole pine at the end of the trail. It is HUGE! Pack a picnic and some water.

Thank Pam P
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

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.

Thank Francene L
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

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

Thank ItsJustDrea
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