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588 mi 946 km of trail 7 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 11 Trails Intermediate Trails 45 Trails Hard Trails 16 Trails
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gem Favorite Looking across the San Bernardino Mts, at Mt. San Antonio (Baldy), in the San Gabriel Mts, from the Keller Peak Fire Lookout.

Keller Peak Fire Lookout

(3) Running…, CA

Recommended Routes in San Bernadino National Forest - 7

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Favorite Vivian Falls - Forest Falls, CA, USA
Difficult

San Gorgonio Peak

16.3 mi 26.3 km 5,484' Up 1671.53 m Up 5,484' Down 1671.41 m Down

Banning, CA
Favorite Great view in the morning looking east.
Intermediate/Difficult

Aspen Glen - Skyline Loop

12.5 mi 20.2 km 1,954' Up 595.72 m Up 1,956' Down 596.18 m Down

Big Bea…, CA
Favorite Looking across the San Bernardino Mts, at Mt. San Antonio (Baldy), in the San Gabriel Mts, from the Keller Peak Fire Lookout.
Intermediate/Difficult

Keller Peak via Exploration Trail

12.6 mi 20.3 km 2,022' Up 616.43 m Up 2,022' Down 616.43 m Down

Running…, CA
Favorite Approaching the summit of San Gorgonio Mountain, a.k.a. "Old Greyback"
Intermediate/Difficult

South Fork of the Santa Ana River via Dollar Lake

19.7 mi 31.8 km 4,569' Up 1392.64 m Up 4,568' Down 1392.44 m Down

Big Bea…, CA
Favorite Sign Marking the Heaps Peak Arboretum
Easy

Heaps Peak Arboretum Sequoia Loop

0.7 mi 1.1 km 88' Up 26.97 m Up 88' Down 26.85 m Down

Running…, CA
Favorite View from San Bernadino Trail
Difficult

San Bernadino Peak via Angelus Oak

16.3 mi 26.2 km 4,609' Up 1404.77 m Up 4,632' Down 1411.9 m Down

Big Bea…, CA
Favorite Pine tree placard
Intermediate

Big Bear - Champion Lodgepole Pine & Bluff Lake

0.5 mi 0.9 km 3' Up 1.04 m Up 97' Down 29.61 m Down

Big Bea…, CA

Trails in San Bernadino National Forest - 65

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3.6 mi 5.7 km #1Pine Knot Trail 1E01
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA 18 
7.4 mi 12.0 km #2Cucamonga Peak Trail #7W04
Difficult
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Difficult
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 16 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #3Deep Creek Hot Springs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake Arrowhead, CA
15.1 mi 24.3 km #4Skyline Trail
Intermediate
Big Bear City, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear City, CA
8.1 mi 13.1 km #5Vivian Creek Trail
Difficult
Banning, CA
Difficult
Banning, CA 11 
1.2 mi 1.9 km #6Jenks Lake Trail #1E20
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
112.4 mi 181.0 km #7PCT: Highway 15 to Agua Dulce
Intermediate/Difficult
Fontana, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Fontana, CA
6.2 mi 10.1 km #8South Fork Trail #1E04
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
10.7 mi 17.3 km #9Santa Ana River Trail (SART) 2E03 Glass Road to Middle Control…
Intermediate
Big Bear City, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear City, CA
2.8 mi 4.6 km #10Lower Workout
Intermediate
Mentone, CA
Intermediate
Mentone, CA
16.7 mi 26.8 km #11San Bernardino Peak Trail #1W07
Difficult
Big Bear Lake, CA
Difficult
Big Bear Lake, CA 10 
1.2 mi 2.0 km #12Castle Rock Trail
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA 17 
3.6 mi 5.8 km #13Cougar Crest Trail
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA 19 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #14Gray's Peak Trail
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
0.2 mi 0.4 km #15Timber Mtn. Trail #7W06B
Difficult
San Antonio Heights, CA
Difficult
San Antonio Heights, CA
3.7 mi 6.0 km #16Hanna Flats Trail
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate
Big Bear Lake, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #17Middle Fork Trail #6W01
Difficult
Wrightwood, CA
Difficult
Wrightwood, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #18Cabin 89 Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Bear Lake, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Bear Lake, CA
3.6 mi 5.8 km #19Black Mountain Trail (2E35)
Intermediate/Difficult
Cabazon, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Cabazon, CA
100.3 mi 161.5 km #20PCT: Warner Springs to Highway 10 (Cabazon)
Very Difficult
Julian, CA
Very Difficult
Julian, CA

Photos of San Bernadino National Forest - 92

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Summit of Mt. San Antonio facing south-east.
Aug 5, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Pride Rock on the Cucamonga Trail
Nov 2, 2019 near Mount B…, CA
shady around 4:30 pm
Sep 23, 2019 near Big Bea…, CA
Mt. Baldy from Timber Mountain.
Jun 5, 2017 near Rancho…, CA
Looking across the San Bernardino Mts, at Mt. San Antonio (Baldy), in the San Gabriel Mts, from the Keller Peak Fire Lookout.
Jun 27, 2016 near Running…, CA
Stunning view of Big Bear Lake from on top of Castle Rock.
Oct 31, 2015 near Big Bea…, CA
Headed down Devils Backbone off the summit. This descent is tricky/technical due to loose stone, sometimes deep with large stone pieces. I don't hike with poles but I could have used them here.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Panoramic view from Cucamonga Peak looking out towards San Gorgonio and the upper LA basin.
Feb 2, 2016 near Rancho…, CA