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Grays Peak Trail

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Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.26100°N / 116.9713°W

Trail Type: Cross Country

County: San Bernardino

Technical Difficulty: Medium

Aerobic Difficulty: Hard

Layout: Out & Back

Elevation Gain: 1200 ft / 366 m

Length: 6.0 Mi / 9.7 Km

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Created/Edited: Oct 14, 2007 / Oct 18, 2007

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Overview

 
Gorgonio to Grays
 



Grays Peak is a high forested knob that overlooks the west end of Big Bear Lake. The Grays Peak trail is one of the most popular rides in the Big Bear area. It is a recently built singletrack that part of the San Bernardino National Forest's expansion of multi-use trail systems. Grays Peak is named after the nearby Grays Landing. The Grays Peak trail is one of the most shaded in the area making it a great summer hike.

Trail Description

At the northend of the parking area is the marked trailhead. Ride up this well maintained trail as ascends through the forested slopes of Grays. The trail terminates just short of the true summit at a viewpoint. The true summit is just west of the viewpoint about 50 feet or so away, a short hike. Please be careful of hikers since tihs is a very popular trail.

Getting There

 
Grays Peak turnoff
 

Take the SR-30 through the San Bernardino area heading north to the mountain resorts. Take the SR-330 up into the mountains to another junction in Running Springs with SR-18. Take the SR-18 to Big Bear Lake. At the Big Bear Lake Dam a junction with SR-38. Go left on SR-38 as it rounds the lake for a few miles until raching the Grout Bay Pinic area on the right. Across the road on the left is the signed Grays Peak trailhead and parking area.

When to Bike & Red Tape

You will need a Adventure Pass for parking at the turnout.

The Grays Peak trailhead is closed from November 1st to April 1st due to the nearby breeding area for Bald Eagles. Sometimes this closure can last longer due to the expected habits of the Bald Eagles.

External Links

For more information on mountain biking in the Big Bear area check adventurehostel.com.

For camping information and current conditions go to the San Bernardino National Forest for current conditions website.

Check Weather Underground for a current forecast.

Images

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