Castle Rock Trail 1W03
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
|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)
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Day Hiking2.4 miles