San Bernardino National Forest Hiking Trails

San Bernardino National Forest hiking trails are among some of 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 when you do these hikes.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Hike the Etiwanda Falls Trail3.5ModerateRancho Cucamonga790N
Lake Arrowhead Pinnacles Trail Hike4ModerateHesperia1000Y
Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail Hike5.2EasyIdyllwild740Y
Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike5.6ModerateLake Arrowhead1500Y
Black Mountain Trail to the Fire Lookout (Idyllwild, CA)8HardBanning2820Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil’s Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Hike To Mt San Jacinto11HardPalm Springs2620N
Dry Lake (San Gorgonio) From The South Fork Trail11.5HardAngelus Oaks2330Y
San Bernardino Peak Hike16HardAngelus Oaks4670Y
Hike San Bernardino East Peak From Forsee Creek Trail18HardAngelus Oaks4600Y
San Gorgonio Hike18.5Very HardForest Falls5470Y
Hike Mount San Jacinto From Idyllwild19.5HardIdyllwild5480N
Cactus to Clouds Hike21Very HardPalm Springs10800N

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Cactus to Clouds Hike

21 miles - Very Hard

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San Gorgonio Hike

18.5 miles - Very Hard

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