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Gray's Peak Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (8)

This trail climbs from Big Bear Lake to great views atop Gray's Peak.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

89%

Runnable

7,947' 2,422 m

High

6,765' 2,062 m

Low

1,188' 362 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This trail is closed from November 1 to April 1.

A Forest Adventure Pass is required to park at the trailhead.

Description

This trail is similar to the Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak further east along Big Bear Lake. The views from Gray's Peak are more interesting, perhaps as the result of looking the long direction across the lake.

Starting at the parking area, the trail climbs steady grades on pleasant singletrack. Upon reaching a forest road, the trail turns north to follow the doubletrack for a few hundred yards before departing left for more singletrack and an increase in grade. A little more than 2 miles and almost a thousand feet of elevation later, the trail finally reaches the summit of Gray's Peak and rewards its patrons with great views of Big Bear Lake.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matthew Kidd with improvements by Ryan Dunn

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 8 votes

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  4.5 from 8 votes
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#527

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#6,439

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Photos

shady around 4:30 pm
Sep 23, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Boulders at the top
Sep 23, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
A view of BB Lake from just below Gray's Peak
Sep 23, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Big Bear Lake and Big Bear Solar Observatory viewed from the Gray's Point Trail.
Apr 8, 2017 near Big Bea…, CA
Boulders on the trail
Sep 23, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA

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