Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

so beautiful, a must go back in the summer to enjoy the water

I wish there was more honest people on here about this one or maybe it’s because they haven’t been to other places. The waterfall is nice if you can ignore all the graffiti and garbage people leave behind.

Awesome trail! Has everything you’d want - inclines, views of the lake, dig friendly, decent distance and not crowded. Will do this one again and again.

Great parking, no fee parking area. Easy walk to the falls, kid and dog friendly. Beautiful scenery all the way, we went a week after the mountains got snow, falls were amazing.

on Castle Rock Peak

5 days ago

Great trail, moderate incline, fairly easy

Did this hike 1-15. Wish I had a current report prior. Snow is covering trail from 8000 feet all the way to the top. I made it to the top with micro spikes only. Probably not the best idea but the snow higher up was soft. Followed foot steps that were off trail but went right direction. Beautiful views.

Started 1/12 at 7:30 am, lots of snow from the beginning. After half way camp we took a different trail (looked like the right one) that took us an extra 2 miles out of the way through 2-3 feet of snow. Finally made it to high creek just before dark. it was about a 9 hour day due to the "detour".. High Creek was below 20° at night.
We decided not to go for the summit on 1/13 becuase of two factors: exhausted from the previous day's detour and we were told it was waist deep snow and undoable even with snow shoes (which was the only gear we were short of).

All said and done it was an unforgettable experience and the wilderness is absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to come back and conquer Old Gray Back!

trail running
6 days ago

Jan 2018; Parking by Permit only. No access.

My third time hiking to the peak of San Gorgonio. My second time not making it to the top. Which is another story.

The views from the trails are and have always been amazing to me. This trail like many others has a wide variety of switchbacks. Of which are not excessively steep. The second half or so of the trail, this time of year (January 13, 2108) was blanketed in snow. About 3 feet of which towards the end which was one of the factors in why it went incomplete this time around.

All around great hike the trial head is not to far off from the parking lot, maybe a half mile. The USFS will ask for a permit for parking as well as if your planning to spend the night. For parking they do have a non-permit day lot.

Overall great hike of the now 5 hikes I’ve done in San Bernardino. I will come back and complete this one.

awesome natural feature. right off the PCT. downhill going in and up hill going out.

So pretty up there perfect for kids a bit of rocky start but great lil hike just wish people had more respect for nature picked up their trash and didn't graffiti all the beautiful rocks. We took a trash bag with us and picked up trash along the way.

Extremely steep hike. About one hour to the springs. Leave when you have plenty of sunlight the trails are very confusing in the dark. We ended up sleeping on the mountain because we could not find our way back at night. Don't do it. Other than that absolutely gorgeous and worth the strenuous hike. Federal land so be prepared to see a lot of penis and other body parts of strangers that you could probably live without.

11 days ago

Super easy hike, with a beautiful destination point. The beginning of the hike is mostly rock, and some found it difficult to find the actual trail, but if you keep left through the rocks, you’ll get to the trail opening on the mountain side. The waterfall is beautiful, with a decent water collection at the base. Dog friendly hike, pretty trafficked on a weekend. There is a bit of graffiti throughout, and some trash, but worth the end point.

off road driving
13 days ago

Beautiful trail and nice technical skills practice. We had a stock JK Sahara (no lift) a nicely tuned FJ Cruiser, a Taco with small lift and body armor and my K5. Taco and JK were the ones who rubbed on the rocks most, but no problem making the trail. My K5 was a little wide for some parts, but made it through fine due to short wheel base at tight locations. I never rubbed any sliders or bumpers (4" lift on 35s) I'll be back to this one and try to enjoy the beautiful view and take some pictures next time.

easy enough to hike and with a little simple rock climbing at the end, a great view of the entire lake from the top of the rock. We have brought kids as young as 12. ideal time is just before sunrise. we have also seen people camp in the crevasse at the top - pretty hard core, but to wake up to the sunrise would be amazing.

Beautiful day Jan 6 2018, nice steady hike, highly recommend go to Bertha peak off of cougar crest!

Nice little short hike. Nothing too steep, great for beginners. When you reach the parking lot at the end, you can take a short detour to the right to a steep incline to a nice view on the rocks

off road driving
15 days ago

pretty decent trail, not really difficult I pretty much did it in 2wd the whole time in my 4runner just take some parts slow and you'll be fine...does take you to mt. San jacinto just stay on mt. San jacinto truck trail and you'll end up at the top. overall nice scenery just wish it was a little challenging but it's good..just becareful turning those corners alot of bikers and quads so don't go to fast around the corners. and remember to not liter that's how our roads get shut down guys.

very nice hike to take the family on I took my kids and my 5 y/o was leading the way. Fyi you do have to cross Lytle creek so be prepared to get wet. Falls are very hidden and there are no signs leading you to the trail, I asked some hikers coming down and directed me on where to go. Make sure to bring cash for the day pass I didn't so I had to go a little further up to the market and get one. There are restrooms at the ranger station and at the trail head there are some tables to eat.

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