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Part of the PCT trail

Hiked this out of big bear as part of a PCT hike, beautiful trail above the lake with great views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Big Bear Lake, California
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So beautiful!

Our family loves to hike. Our kids 2,5, and 7 handled this hike pretty well. We didn't make it all... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked this out of big bear as part of a PCT hike, beautiful trail above the lake with great views and easy going.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DavidB534
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Our family loves to hike. Our kids 2,5, and 7 handled this hike pretty well. We didn't make it all the way to the top due to light but were about 10 min from the top. It was such an awesome hike. Our kids cried...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ashlieturner10
Reviewed 1 December 2018

great trail, but I'm definitly out of shape. I will do it again next summer after the gym and I have become better friends

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rubedoggg
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We hiked here from our cabin at The Golden Bear Cottages. The guy at the front said it was a good hike. He was right! Once we got to the top, we could see the whole Big Bear!!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Explore01364404961
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Hiked with friends on this trail. I would highly recommend it for both beginners and more experienced hikers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank catc78029
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

For the trail only being 2 miles round trip, it packs a punch. Mostly uphill but a fantastic workout. Gorgeous views and great places to take photos. Overall worth the trek but get the adventure pass for parking to avoid a ticket

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Sircadence
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Great hike. Took me two hours round trip with normal pace. Really steep at few places especially towards the start and the finish. great views. The markings are slightly poor and make sure you dont loose track. Parking could be tricky. so be prepared.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Aditya G
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The trail is really cool. Pay attention though that you don't loose the trail after the first climb. Very steep at some points but still moderate. The view from the first 'platform' is amazing. Parking is not too easy but you will find a spot!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gunnar M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve grown up hiking on this trail. It’s the first one that comes to mind when I have visitors come up to the area that want to see the lake. It doesn’t take too long nor too much effort to get such a high payout...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DolphinPineapple22
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Wonderful views from the rocks along the trail. It's fun to climb on Castle Rock and see the lake and trees! Take a lunch or snack to enjoy while looking at the scenery!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 206davee
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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.