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Castle Rock Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (19)

The view of Big Bear Lake from Castle Rock is breathtaking.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

7,587' 2,313 m

High

6,839' 2,085 m

Low

749' 228 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

The length of the entire trail takes you from one trailhead to the other. The full trail length, however, is not the main objective for an outing here. As the name suggests, this is the route leading to Castle Rock, a geologic feature that earns the moniker, and has a reputation for providing spectacular panoramic views.

Conveniently located between both trailheads, whether you start at the north or south trailhead, Castle Rock is somewhat in the middle. The trail isn't very long, so it is entirely possible to make it from one trailhead to another in relative ease. Heading from north-south, you'll encounter a bit of a climb, but nothing too difficult or technical.

If you're opting for a south-north route, you'll get to take it easy, admire Big Bear Lake, and drop to the northern trailhead.

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Shared By:

Sung Kwang Kim

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 19 votes

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  4.0 from 19 votes
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Trail Rankings

#501

in California

#6,339

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Photos

Stunning view of Big Bear Lake from on top of Castle Rock.
Oct 31, 2015 near Big Bea…, CA
Castle Rock stands tall in Big Bear Lake, CA.
Apr 8, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA

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Jun 6, 2021
Nityanshu Sharma
May 16, 2020
Shelly Costello
Oct 9, 2019
Sam Medina
Nice short hike to the top of the rocks, beautiful views of Big Bear Lake! 1.6mi — 0h 39m
Sep 15, 2019
Kristoffer Friberg
May 25, 2019
Alvin Wong
2.4mi — 2h 00m
Nov 23, 2018
Ryan Guy
2.2mi
Nov 2, 2018
Sabrina Bobadilla
Oct 19, 2018
Dana Calleja