San Bernardino National Forest

Trails in San Bernardino Nat'l Forest

Alpine Pedal Trail

The Alpine Pedal Path meanders along the sparkling north shore of Big Bear Lake from the Stanfield Cutoff to the Solar Observatory. It's gentle ups and downs proceed through a pedestrian tunnel under Highway 38 to the Cougar Crest Trail parking lot. This 3.5-mile path connects the parking lot ...

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Aspen Grove Trail

Managed By: San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 909-382-2600 Turn right (south) off Highway 38 about 6 miles past the Barton Flats Visitor Center on Forest Service Road 1N02. Follow 1N02 until it forks right to 1N05. Go right up 1N05 (this is ...

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Bear Wallow Trail - San Bernardino

Managed By: San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 909-382-2600 Turn right (south) off Highway 38 about 6 miles past the Barton Flats Visitor Center on Forest Service Road 1N02. Follow 1N02 until it forks right to 1N05. Go right up 1N05 (this is ...

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Big Falls Trail

Big Falls Trail begins at the north end of the parking lot and crosses the Mill Creek wash, ending at an overlook. It is very dangerous to go past this point as many people have died attempting to scale the slippery cliffs. Picnic opportunities await at Falls Picnic Ground (trailhead ...

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Black Mountain Trail

Black Mountain is, actually, very green. The difficult hike gives you views well worth the leg-burn. Location: Idyllwild Fee: $5 - $30 to enter the forest. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 7 miles Elevation Change: 2,650 feet Time to Allow: 3-4 hours San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. Tippecanoe Ave San Bernardino, CA 92408 909-382-2600 TTY 800-877-8339 Directions Find the Vista Grande ...

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Bluff Mesa Trail

After you have enjoyed Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail continue on Bluff Mesa Trail in a northerly direction for 0.4 mile. The trail ends at the popular Bluff Mesa Group Camp, a 40 person site; no drinking water provided. Bluff Mesa Trail is an easy loop trail recommended for families ...

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Cactus Spring Trail

Cactus Spring Trail enters the Santa Rosa Wilderness where hikers must register at the sign-in box a short way beyond the trailhead; this functions as the hiker's wilderness permit. The Cactus Spring Trail is a high desert trail beginning in Pinyon Flat at 4,000 feet and descends 400 feet ...

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Cahuilla Mountain Trail

Starting at the Cahuilla Saddle, elevation 4,480 feet, Cahuilla Mountain Trail heads up the northeast slope through thickets of chaparral, live oak and Jeffrey pine. From the 5,604-foot summit are views of the area that Juan Bautista de Anza traveled through on his expedition in 1776. The trail also ...

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Camp Creek National Recreation Trail

The Camp Creek National Recreation Trail is a very steep and difficult trail. Hikers drop 2,000 feet in elevation in 3.6 miles where the trail terminates at Bear Creek. Then the hiker is faced with a 2,000 foot ascent on the return leg of the hike. Directions Directions from Running Springs, ...

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Caramba Falls Trail

Caramba Falls is an intimidating hike, extremely difficult and extremely long. If you make it to the top, however, there is the desert spread out below you. Fee: $5 - $30 to enter the forest. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 14 miles Elevation Change: 3,400 feet Time to Allow: 8-10 hours San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. ...

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Castle Rock Trail

Castle Rock Trail is the most popular trail in Bear Valley with an elevation gain of 500 feet. At the top of the ridge is an impressive granite rock outcropping and the source of many tales and local folklore. If you trust your rock climbing skills and can claw ...

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Cedar Spring Trail

Cedar Spring Trail is a moderate 3.2-mile hike, beginning at 5,760 feet elevation. The trail connects with the Pacific Crest Trail, along the Desert Divide south of Palm View Peak, at an elevation of 6,400 feet. To Cedar Spring, take the one-mile branch trail northeast off the PCT. The ...

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Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail

Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail is a gentle walk down a path along a small stream for 0.3 mile. The trail ends at Champion Lodgepole Pine, one of the largest known Lodgepoles in California. Adjacent to the trail is a beautiful meadow, which is a tapestry of wildflowers in the ...

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Children's Forest Trail

The Children's Forest Trail is 0.75 miles and was designed by young people on a hilltop near Keller Peak Lookout. The trail guide is available at the trailhead with a special activity guide for families. Youth naturalists are on site during the summer months to help you learn more ...

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Clarks Ranch/Siberia Creek Trail

Clark's Ranch / Siberia Creek Trail explores 4 miles of difficult terrain. The trail rises above a bluff toward Bear Creek and Snow Valley. Elevation change is 600 feet. Maps and more detailed information can be obtained from the San Gorgonio Ranger Station. Directions Directions from Bear Valley/Woodlands, CA: To reach ...

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