Best Trails near Running Springs, California

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on Keller Peak / National Ch...
3 days ago

hiking

All around gorgeous, even in summer it's pretty cool up there lots of shade beautiful views/scenery! Don't miss out on the ranger post it was a little scary (steep stairs) and it got super Windy while we were up there but it was so nice the kids loved it!

on Exploration Trail
4 days ago

hiking

This is a great trail with some shade and a decent uphill climb. The trail is about 4.3 miles to a parking lot and if you want to continue to Keller Peak it's another 1.5 miles. Round trip about 12 miles. Not a difficult hike and the views are amazing, especially at Keller Peak. I completed the trip up and back in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

on Exploration Trail
8 days ago

I definitely wouldn't use the words "a lot" to describe the quantity of shade on this trail. It was HOT. Gnats were out like crazy, and there weren't any even remotely impressive views. Good exercise but we probably won't be doing this one again.

on Exploration Trail
1 month ago

backpacking

Don't forget bug spray!!!

on Exploration Trail
1 month ago

hiking

A really beautiful, shady trail that climbs the western flank of Keller Peak through a black oak forest community. The grade is pretty mild on most of the trail and the views that open up at the upper elevations are fantastic.

on Keller Peak / National Ch...
2 months ago

hiking

Great trail ! Lots of shade and great changing landscape.

on Keller Peak / National Ch...
8 months ago

hiking

Writing this review about 6 months after I was there. Pretty easy trail, but I stopped about a mile or two short of the peak. Next time I'll go all the way. Lots of bugs in early summer. Some people, but not crowded.

on Exploration Trail
9 months ago

Beautiful trail. Only did 3 miles in and out. Lovely in the fall!

on Fredalba Trail
10 months ago

hiking

We attempted to find this trail to unavail. No maker anywhere and we walked up and down the area twice. You really should remove this trail from your database or at least indicate that it is inactive, it is confusing and we wasted some of our morning looking for it.

on Keller Peak / National Ch...
1 year ago

scenic driving

A great drive up site with stunning views from the tower.

on Fredalba Trail
1 year ago

hard to find trailhead, the trail is not maintained, overgrown, fallen trees blocking path in several areas, barely a trail left. wouldn't recommend!

on Keller Peak / National Ch...
1 year ago

hiking

Absolutely gorgeous views. Went all the way to the peak and back. Biggest pine cones I've ever seen in my life, trees that grow in the upper elevations and are gorgeous. About 3.5 hours there and 2 back.

on Exploration Trail
2 years ago

hiking

Great hike! About 10 miles be sure to bring a jacket it was windy towards the top

on Keller Peak / National Ch...
2 years ago

hiking

I hiked this trail about 6 years ago and thankfully it hasn't changed much - good views and scenery - wish the last 1.5 miles up to Keller Peak wasn't on pavement but its a good moderate hike and the views from the ranger post are really great.

on Holcomb Creek 4x4 Trail
3 years ago

camping

Backpacked almost all the way the the Holcomb Creek Campsite, but not from Big Bear. We forged through on the PCT from Lake Arrowhead @ Hook Creek Rd. A beautiful hike, not very demanding. A bit of up hill for the first 1/3. Then it flattens out for a bit and even gets some nice rolling hills w lots of shade. Even found a nice man made water spring to refill water bottles about 2/3 in. Camped about a mile out of Holcomb Camp for 3 days. Just beautiful and never saw a soul.

on Keller Peak / National Ch...
3 years ago

mountain biking

Had a chance to ride this trail while visiting Lake Arrowhead...nice trail, start from trailhead at the bottom and earn the downhill single track back to your car after the out and back....i rode this during a snow/sleet storm so had to cut the ride short but was still a great ride. Parking very limited and you will need the pass which you can get just about anywhere, gas station etc.