Explore the best dog friendly 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.

Loved every minute!!! Trail isn't too hard and the views are awesome

Pretty steep but great hike. Mostly in the shade and very clean. Definitely worth seeing the view from the top.

Not too hard, not to easy. Wonderful views, perfect for the dog as well

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Nice little trail. A bit steep going up but not impossible. Dogs loved it too!

Great workout hike for moderate hikers through an eerie desolate landscape. Trail can be a little difficult to follow at times but if you slow down and look for footprints you can pick it up again. The trailhead is right next to a firing range so the first mile can be a little noisy.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

We hiked this trail today and it was absolutely amazing. It is a little challenging, especially towards the end getting up to the peak. The views are incredible and there are lots of little side trails and places to stop and picnic or just rest and take in the views. The place is pristine - not a single piece of trash or litter anywhere - great to see people so respectful! The weather was perfect - definitely bring a lot of water and stay hydrated - your sweat evaporates (as it should) in the altitude and so it's hard to tell you're working so hard without seeing the sweat. We had a large camelback that lasted for the trip, and a few granola bars as well. Stop by the North Shore Cafe when you're done for a drink and a bite!

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

We parked at the Cougar Crest parking lot and hiked to Bertha's Peak from there. Definitely challenging for amateur hikers but doable! The trail seems to split at one point past the PCT trail marker and its not clearly marked which direction you should take. However, if you stay to the left you will be following the access road which would be the best option for those who aren't so sure footed. If you take the fork to the right it will be a steep and rocky incline that meets up with the access road so either path will keep you headed in the right direction. We ate lunch at the peak and enjoyed the gorgeous view of Big Bear lake. Another hiker offered to take a group photo of us with the lake in the background. Very thoughtful and it created a great memory for our group!

Great little hike trail was a little over two miles not 2.7

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful views all along this trail. Bring plenty of water with you. The Cougars Crest portion of this trail is pretty rocky so watch your footing. The last turn onto the access road to go up to the peak is pretty steep but do able. Also must have an adventure pass when parking at the trail head or they will ticket you.

If you're looking for a good workout then do this trail; it's not the most beautiful trail in September, but has potential. I'm sure in the spring when in it's covered in flowers or at the start of winter with a little bit of snow on the ground would make this a more visually appealing hike. Lots of ups and downs making it a good, but not too strenuous of a hike - once we reached the base of the pinnacles we had to turn back because we didn't feel comfortable climbing and the trail disappeared - from the previous months rains or from the fire that seemed to have rolled through there not that long ago. As a pretty avid hiker... I would rate this as moderate

off road driving
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Great mountain and lake views from the north side of Big Bear lake. It's a long hike but worth the views at the end. Parking pass is required.