Explore the most popular Camping trails in San Bernardino National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

ohv/off road driving
4 days ago

Great off road trail. First time wheeling on my used JK rubicon. The Jeep handled all obstacles with only two areas of slight undercarriage scrapes. Jeep has 35’ with a 2” lift and bald tires. Defiantly need a spotter and you’ll be fine. Will do it again.

hiking
4 days ago

This hike is dumb. Sure it's fun to push yourself. But it's class 1 trails at low altitude with a burger a waiting for you half way at the notch. Not long after you pass trains of over geared REI customers clanking up the trail, mixed in with hipsters in tennis shoes. Point is, there are better hikes for distant adventures. Certainly, the peaks are first class for LA. Ontario, Cucamonga. Though more appreciated when you're not hoofing it from one to the next. Sure you'll finish once you start. But that won't keep you from the realization mid way that what might be a couple lovely 5 star hikes on separate days are at best 3 when you rush it as one. Btw, the burger was fantastic.

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

Monotonous, rocky trail, and pretty underwhelming at the top of the peak. The view of Big Bear Lake was entirely obstructed by trees. Pretty cold in November in the late afternoon, and windy at the top.

Go do the hike fun lots of sun and the dam has a lot of graffiti I saw a snake

I hiked the South Fork trail to Mount San Gorgonio back in early September. I was in tip top shape (previous hiked a 13er) so i was well acclimated and decide to tackle this trail with beating my PR in mind. I started at 7am with my pack only weighing approximately 7 pounds. Carried two 1L smart waters, a 1L Katadyne filter and a few snacks. This trail is long and by the 8 mile in i was a but underwhelmed since the trail lacks “steepness”. I’m no way complaining but it’s such a gradual trail that one may get bored after the 7 or 8 mile in. Made it to the summit in 4 hours and 25 minutes (11:25am reach summit) and descend time was 3 hours and 40 minutes. This is a great alternative to Vivian Creek as it has a lot less people and has a very moderate incline. Catch me on the Fish Creek Trail now that it’s open after 4 years.

rock climbing
bugs
rocky
12 days ago

This trail was great. There is a beautiful little river in the valley with crystal clear water. There were a few little bugs flying around my face the whole time but it didn't bother me too much. Some steep climbs and even rock climbing as an option on your route. We only saw a few friendly people the whole route. A bit confusing at times.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Excellent trail for off-road beginners.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice hike. Wouldn't want to do it when it's hot out. Saw a bald eagle too!

ohv/off road driving
off trail
17 days ago

Easy trail for off-road beginners. Saw one off shoot that could test your skills. Awesome trail over all

hiking
muddy
20 days ago

About a 12 mile hike. Not hard. Good long moderate hike for active hikers. Dry Lake is awesome, reminds me of alpine lakes in the Sierra Nevadas. Has water. Some mud and ice but easy to step around. If you don’t go before the rainy season I’d recommend waiting until next summer after the snow melts. Got to see 2 deer, does. Lots to see on this trail from the meadow to poop out hill to the stream crossings to Dry Lake and views of the San Gorgonio peaks. Trail gets more beautiful as it winds on up out of the burnt pines into greener forest and wider stream crossings. A couple of the stream crossings have a likelihood of getting your feet wet. Not too bad though, should dry out while hiking. Only saw 2 other hikers all day. Recommended definitely.

hiking
no shade
22 days ago

Trail is throughout burn area so not much shade, sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen! Foliage is changing colors and beautiful right now, lake still has a bit of water! As stated by others, Trail is a bit longer than All Trails reports.

Great Hike! Beautiful views and creeks!

Quite windy today, especially at the summit. Did a day hike going up by Dollar Lake and down by Dry Lake. 5 1/2 hours up and 4 hours down. Started at 6am. It started to get light at 6:30 and by 6:45, I didn’t need my headlamp. Going up was a grind from where the loop splits to Dollar Saddle. From there, it wasn’t steep, but the altitude was a challenge for me, having started the day at sea level. I’m glad I had a warm coat with a hood AND a light windbreaker. Switching out a couple times made the trip more comfortable. The trails are very easy to follow and the signs are great! Kudos to the trail maintenance crew! That one treacherous spot near the summit on the Dry Lake side was a knee knocker, but if you take your time and make sure of your hand and feet positions, it’s easy to get by. All in all, a fantastic hike. I’ll be back again next year.

backpacking
bugs
rocky
washed out
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Another beautiful fall day in So Cal. Long gentle climb on the way out. Trail is mostly loose sand, but it is not deep. I measured the distance at 7.2 miles.

Beautiful, well maintained trail to a great vista at the top! Did as a day hike, took us just under 9 hours, so start early. Still a lot of water before and including Dry Lake.

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

Hiked to the top, super rocky trail, but great views from the top. Didn’t run into anyone (hiked on a weekday).

Finally got to check this one off my list! Beautiful day, light activity of people saw about 10 people total. Bring lots of water I brought 3 liters, drank 2. A nice hat helps also, you're in the sun the whole way. Enjoy the final destination the water was hot and beautiful.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Started at the top. Out and back. Good tree coverage. Most of the steep inclines come in bursts. Great views and low foot traffic. Would do it again.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Took a little walk up the Forsee Creek Trail to Anderson Peak. I've done this trail as a loop to Anderson, San Bernardino East and San Bernardino Peak and then down the SB Divide Trail to Columbine and on to John's Meadow and back to the trailhead. I much prefer this. It's a little over 14 miles with a little off trail to the top of Anderson. It's not as busy as the Divide Trail and it's good as a change of pace, plus it's higher than San Bernardino Peak and a nicer summit. It's steep, but not too bad. Heading back down is a nice change of pace. This is a nice hike, try it.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Awesome trail. 2.5 hours in with 2 dogs, and novice hikers, 1.5 hours out. We tracked about 8.4 miles in and out, which is strange since they state 3.7 miles-ish. Gradual incline made it quite easy, and not a whole ton of traffic. I think mountain bikers should have a separate riding trail, but otherwise a great way to spend our Saturday!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
1 month ago

Such a fun trail, the sound of bones crushing while you drive over the rocks is awesome. Only a couple technical obstacles nothing to extreme. Easy with 35's, stock doable too.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was 7.4 not 6.4. Well maintained with nearly constant grade and nice views.

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

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