Trail Name: Pine Knot
Forest Service Designation: 1E01
Total Distance: 3.1 miles one way
Overview: popular and well maintained trail that ends at a great overlook.
Difficulty: easy to moderate.
Activities: hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Trail Type: 100% singletrack.
Description: A classic Big Bear trail, Pine Knot takes you from the Aspen Glen picnic area up into the forest. Along the way are great views of Big Bear Lake, a walk along a creek and through a meadow, and it ends at Grandview Point, overlooking San Gorgonio and the Santa Ana River Valley. From here head back down to your original trailhead.
Possible Loops / Variations: If you’re on a bike, head west along 2N10 until you reach Trick or Treat or Plantation Trail.
Trailhead and Parking: Park at Aspen Glen Picnic Area. Note – the bottom portion of Pine Knot was reroute the summer of 2013. Older maps may still display the original bottom section.
Trail Etiquette: Always be courteous to other trail users. All users yield to equestrians, with cyclists also yielding to hikers. Travel only at safe speeds, and stay on designated trails to protect our fragile mountain environment.
For Your Safety: Notify someone of your planned route and estimated time of return. Outdoor activities can be dangerous; use caution at all times and be prepared with water, food, and adequate equipment and knowledge. The Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation provides this description as a courtesy, and does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. You accept all responsibility for your outdoor activities.