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San Bernardino National Forest Hiking Trails

San Bernardino National Forest hiking trails are among the best in the world. You have the highest mountains in Southern California, backcountry trails and camping, and the transition between the coast and desert. It’s not just all mountain hikes though; there’s a hiking trail for everyone here. You can even do a hike that includes a tram ride that gets you up in the mountains without all the work. Don’t forget to leave your parks pass on your dashboard during these hikes.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Cactus to Clouds Hike21Very HardPalm Springs10800N
Hike Apache Peak (CA) on the Spilter Peak Trail11HardMountain Center2680N
Momyer Creek Trail to Dobbs Cabin12HardForest Falls3150Y
Middle Fork Trail (Lytle Creek)12HardLytle Creek3850Y
Hike the Suicide Rock Trail (Idyllwild)7ModerateIdyllwild-Pine Cove1830N
Hike the Boo Hoff Trail Loop12.8HardLa Quinta2560N
Hike Wright Mountain From Inspiration Point14HardLytle Creek2600Y
Palm Springs Tram Hike to San Jacinto Peak11HardPalm Springs2620N
Big Bear Wild Burro Territory Hike12.5HardBig Bear2200Y
Hike Grays Peak Trail (Big Bear)7.2ModerateFawnskin1300Y
South Fork Trail to San Gorgonio Mountain19.5HardAngelus Oaks4700Y
Fish Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Mountain20.5HardAngelus Oaks3700Y
San Gorgonio Hike on the Vivian Creek Trail18Very HardForest Falls5470Y
Hike Keller Peak on the Exploration Trail12.5ModerateBig Bear2200Y
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Guide - Big Bear12HardBig Bear3360Y
Hike the Castle Rock Trail (Big Bear) + Bluff Lake1.6ModerateBig Bear Lake570Y
Pineknot Trail to Grand View Point (Big Bear)7.5ModerateBig Bear Lake1200Y
Whitewater Preserve Hike - Canyon View Loop Trail4ModerateWhitewater790Y
Bump and Grind Trail Guide (Palm Desert)4ModerateRancho Mirage1430N
Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak Hike Guide8ModerateBig Bear1450Y
Big Bear Aspen Grove Trail Hike4.8ModerateAngelus Oaks770Y
Dry Lake (San Gorgonio) From The South Fork Trail11.5HardAngelus Oaks2330Y
Black Mountain Trail to the Fire Lookout (Idyllwild, CA)8HardBanning2820Y
Hike the Etiwanda Falls Trail3.5ModerateRancho Cucamonga790N
Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail Hike5.2EasyIdyllwild740Y
Hike San Bernardino East Peak From Forsee Creek Trail18HardForest Falls4600Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y
Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike5.6ModerateApple Valley1500Y
Lake Arrowhead Pinnacles Trail Hike4ModerateHesperia1000Y
San Bernardino Peak Hike16HardForest Falls4670Y

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San Bernardino National Forest Hiking Tips

Popular Hikes

  1. San Gorgonio
  2. San Jacinto
  3. San Bernardino

Family Hikes

  1. Aspen Grove
  2. Ernie Maxwell Trail
  3. Whitewater Preserve