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The wild lands of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountain Ranges were designated a National Forest more than a hundred years ago. The Forest Reserve Act was passed in 1891, giving us the San Bernardino Forest Reserve, which became the San Bernardino National Forest in 1925. The San Bernardino National Forest as public land was set aside for the conservation of natural resources such as trees, water, minerals, livestock range, recreation, or wildlife. Today, the San Bernardino National Forest serves as southern California's outdoor year-around recreation destination, as well as providing valuable watershed protection. Drive the scenic Rim of the World Scenic Byway and Palms to Pines Scenic Byways to discover your local National Forest.
What a wonderful surprise....beautiful setting. This Preserve is in a unique microenvironment that has caused a habitat for many biological species, both plant and animal. A perfect little island of temperature, exposure, and moisture has created a truly special place, Trails are mostly easy with some moderate sections. Plenty of easy trails for kids or elderly. Elevation around a mile high, so lowlanders with notice that it's harder to breathe. Well maintained and adjacent to apple orchards and country store. Enjoy!!!!
Great trail, earns it hard rating. Nice and steep, some interesting switchbacks. Lots and lots of shade. This is a great fall trail, don't have to worry about a lot of water in the creek, which you do have to cross to get to the trail. No wildlife to be seen other than lizards and a couple squirrels. One of my favorite ways to enter San Gorgonio.
Nature's stairmaster! Definitely challenging at the beginning and at the switchbacks towards the end! I hiked it with my dog and really enjoyed most of it(minus the areas infested with bugs)
Pay attention because we lost the trail a couple of times, but were easily able to get back on track.
Be prepared with plenty of water for you and your dog and bring a snack to enjoy at the top!
Happy hiking:) PS-GPS clocked us at 9.75 miles and 2600 foot incline.
Michelle R. on Oak Glen Preserve Trails
beautiful, kid friendly
nice trail right behind target off of painters path. signs posted to lock car to avoid theft. i didnt have any issues. there are a few trails there to choose from. when you do the bump and grind you can continue around as it does loop back to the same spot. i was not sure and went down the same way i went up and its a bit rough downhill the other aide is more of a gradual decline. enjoy. i did.
I was walking on the rocks and sand, and reached the cliff filled with graffiti and when I noticed little rocks falling. I looked up and saw mountain goat's
on the edge of the cliff and kept going on, too find the waterfall. I made it or we made it our little adventure; my wife and I.
back packed from ramona Trailhead to toolbox springs campground with a 45 pound pack....I wouldn't say this is an easy trail...moderately hard..all uphill to the camp...the trek out will be a breeze...beautiful area the spring is just a trickle. .but it's running..I thought with all this drought it would be dry...nice surprise
Carey G. on Grays Peak Trail
Great hike! Beautiful view from the top!
This hike is right around 19 miles round trip; absolutely less than 20 miles RT. We are not the most physically fit, but we're no slouches either and we found this hike to be very difficult. We've done Cucamonga Peak, Baldy, (Mt. San Antonio), and others and found Gorgonio to be in a league of it's own. As many have stated, the 1st mile is brutal; I believe it's around 1000' in elevation gain in only 1 mile. After you reach the San Gorgonio wilderness sign it becomes much more manageable. The trail climbs slowly and steadily until you reach High Creek Camp 5-6 miles from the trail head. We set up camp at high creek and donned our day packs for the remaining ~3.5 miles. Right out of high creek begins a set of switch backs for around a mile that weren't too difficult. Miles 2 & 3 out of high creek seemed unbearable as the air became thinner and the grade steeper. After we reached the trail junction signs around .5 miles from the summit it really leveled out and became totally manageable. It took us about 2 hours from High creek camp to hit the summit. As of 9/17/16 the water is plentiful at Vivian Camp and High Creek Camp.
The waterfall is more of a trickle. The graffiti is a HUGE disappointment and most people on the trail hiked to smoke weed, drink beer and eat food. The mountains are always a beautiful sight but the graffiti and the trash completely take away from the beauty of nature. If you are a Raiders fan this hike is perfect for you.
Well marked trail. Pretty much a moderate climb on the way up. It's about 7 miles round trip. Felt long on the way back! Beautiful view at the peak. Travels through an old burn area. I only saw a couple people on the way up, but several groups on the way back. Several well-behaved dogs. Everyone was very nice. I was hoping to see some eagles but no luck. Lots of little animals and birds. A coyote actually crossed the road on my way there. Parking area is a little small and requires adventure pass. Nice restroom in the lot. Overall a great hike! I believe it closes for the eagle nesting in Oct. so go now.
Differently worth the rocky hike. Took my 3 year old "above average for a 3 year old" loved it. Besides the tagging it's a lot of fun. DIRECTIONS- go up the main road 1st hiking sign you see. Park car in front of the trash cans. Cross the little stream to the rocking trail. Follow the trail on the left side. You will hit a sign that is full of tagging. Keep going and you'll see it. Keep falling the stream.