San Bernardino National Forest

Trails in San Bernardino Nat'l Forest

Climber's Trail

Climber's Trail runs half a mile and is used primarily by rock climbers reaching the access base of Suicide Rock. It leaves from Fern Valley Road near Humber Park traveling through private property; please respect private property rights and stay on the trail. For the Climber's Trail, you must ...

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Cougar Crest Trail

A well maintained path through a number of natural environments distinguishes the Cougar Crest Trail . In the first mile there is only a gentle uphill increase, but in a mile or two you will realize your gaining serious altitude. The Cougar Crest Trail ends when at the junction ...

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Crab Creek Trail

This trail begins 1.3 miles west of Crab Flats Campground on FS Road 3N34; Crab Creek Trail provides the primary access to Fisherman's Camp (a group reservation trail camp) on Deep Creek. The trail descends moderately westward crossing Crab Creek 1.3 miles from Deep Creek. Deep Creek must be ...

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Deer Springs Trail

This is a hike meant to be a backpacking trip - you'll want to take this 18 mile monster overnight. The views from the high slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains are truly awe-inspiring, however. Location: Idyllwild Fee: $5 - $30 to enter the forest. Difficulty: Difficult Length: 18 miles Elevation Change: 5,000 ...

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Devil's Slide Trail

Devil's Slide Trail is a moderate hike that ascends from Humber Park to Saddle Junction with many switchbacks and far reaching views. From an elevation of 6,280 feet the trail gains 1,700 feet. From Saddle Junction, trails lead to San Jacinto Peak (10,804'), the Palm Springs Tramway (8,516'), and ...

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Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail

Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail is an easy 2.6-mile hike. It leaves from Fern Valley Road, just before Humber Park. Beginning at 6,100 foot elevation and crossing streams along the way, it descends 600 feet. It is a good hike for beginning botanists; many different species of trees can be ...

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Fish Creek Trail

Managed By: San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 909-382-2600 To reach the trailhead, 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. Follow 1N05 ...

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Fisherman's Camp Trail

Fisherman's Camp Trail is a 2.5-mile moderately difficult hiking trail. It begins 1.3 miles west of Crab Flats Campground on Forest Service Road 3N34 and ends at Deep Creek. Directions Fisherman's Camp Trail begins 1.3 miles west of Crab Flats campground on FS road 3N34, ends at Deep Creek. This trail ...

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Fobes Trail

Fobes Trail, a 1.5-mile trek, winds through chaparral and oaks to intersect with the Pacific Crest Trail on the pine-covered Desert Divide that lies south of Spitler Peak and north of Palm View Peak. This location provides spectacular views of the desert floor below. Its unique location provides an ...

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Forsee Creek Trail

Managed By: San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 909-382-2600 Turn right (southeast) on Jenks Lake Road West off of Highway 38. One-quarter mile from Highway 38 is a signed dirt road on your right. This is a rough, rocky road not intended for ...

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Fuller Ridge Trail

Fuller Ridge Trail is a 5-mile moderate hike that is actually part of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Starting at an elevation of 7,600 feet, Fuller Ridge follows the high timbered ridge above Snow Creek offering spectacular views of the desert. The trail joins the Deer Springs Trail at ...

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Glory Ridge Trail

Looking for a difficult challenge? Try the 2-mile Glory Ridge Trail which drops 1,100 feet in 1 mile! Climbing down is treacherous, climbing out is exhausting. Directions Directions from Big Bear Lake, CA: The turnout to the trailhead is 2 miles west of the Big Bear Lake dam on Highway 18, ...

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Gray's Peak Trail

Gray's Peak Trailhead is located just across from the Grout Bay Picnic Ground. The trailhead is in the center of a bald eagle wintering habitat area and is closed to all public use from November 1 to April 1. From the trailhead the access to Gray's Peak Trail climbs ...

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Hanna Flat Trail

The trailhead for both Hanna Flat and Gray's Peak is located 0.6-mile west of Fawnskin on the northshore of Big Bear Lake across from the Grout Bay Picnic Ground. The trailhead is in the center of a bald eagle wintering habitat area and is closed to all public use ...

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Hawes Peak Trail

Difficulty: Intermediate Length: 4.5 miles Time to Allow: 1.5 - 2.5 hours Managed By: San Bernardino National Forest 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 909-382-2600 Hawes Peak is a 4.5-mile moderate trail beginning on 2W08, about a quarter mile northeast of Tent Peg Campground on 3N34. The trail ends at ...

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