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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.
I have been up a few times. If you go to the left it is more of an incline but you get to the top faster. To the right is a steady incline and longer to the top. The left is more scenic, just be prepared to take a few breaks going up. Go early, beat the heat.
If it weren't for the graffiti and trash, this would be a nice hike. It is very, very rocky so wear sturdy shoes that protect your ankles. The trash was disgusting from plastic water bottles to dirty diapers the people who have visited this trail have managed to leave a ton of waste behind and most large rocks are covered with graffiti.
This trail was suggested by a ranger because the peaks altitude was second to Mt. San Jacinto. I didn't trust my rental, a Hyundai Sonata, to make it up the dirt trail to the trail head. After hiking up the dirt trail, I wish I wouldn't had been reluctant on driving up the trail. In all, great hike. If you scan for opportunities, there were several beautiful vantage points for photography throughout the trail. Very small segments of the trail still have snow on it. From the beginning of the dirt trail, the hike lasted a little under 4 hours and the length was around 9.5 miles.