Castle Rock Trail 1W03


Area Status: Open

The Castle Rock trailhead is located 1.1 miles east of the Big Bear Dam on State Highway 18 or 3 miles west of the Big Bear Lake Village. There is limited parking 50 yards east of the trailhead in a turnout on the north side of the highway. The Adventure Pass is not required on the turnout. There is a small sign marking the Castle Rock Trailhead across the highway.

Although it's not a long hike, the elevation gain is 500 feet, making it a steep climb by any standards. From here its 0.5 of mile of a steep trail then it levels out for another 0.5 of a mile of less steep trail. Castle Rock is a large 100 ft outcropping from immediately east of the saddle. This trail offers spectacular views of the lake and an opportunity to see pines, white fir trees and cedars.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please report trail conditions to 1-909-382-2790
Best Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Big Bear Lake
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

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Activities

Day Hiking

2.4 miles
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.236759

  Longitude : 
-116.961575