Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Short and easy hike. Pretty area. Note, you need a nature pass to park here.

Awesome hike! Very scenic with fantastic views. Added bonus to see a deer on the trail! Lots of Chipmunks too.

backpacking
14 days ago

Loved this hike! Too hot to do in the summer months but a great fall/spring hike!

super easy trail, perfect weather. waterfalls are beautiful not much water going thru.

walking
22 days ago

A little short, but perfect for jogging with your dog.

Great hike with great views. Watch out for ticks!!! Both my dogs and I had them. This would be best during the fall.

hiking
24 days ago

This is a very solid hike in the dry Southern California Mountains. We did the Exploration Trail from the TH near Hwy 18 going uphill one way to the intersection of Keller Peak Rd. and the Exploration Trail ending point . It was a car shuttle (one car at the bottom, and the other near "Children's Forest"). We then drove to the top of Keller peak for some additional views. Note - the road gets very narrow from Children's Forest to the top of Keller Peak, though worth doing once. Avoid the drive on weekends. The 3,500 ft drop-off to the southwest near the top is impressive in spots. We saw no hiking trails there independent of the paved road, i.e., if your hiking to the top, your on the paved roads from Children's Forest to the top pretty much. Your welcome to climb the final fire outlook station once your at Keller Peak if personal is there (they are usually there). Our hike was just 4 miles long with 1440 ft elevation gain one way. Nicely kept trail, nothing "ledgy", and hard to go wrong. More Mountain bikes than hikers though. Some variety in scenery. Note - to go from "Children's Forest" to the peak, there is no clear trails to avoid the road, at least on the southern side, and we were looking for them, regardless of tracks on alltrails.

Nice, leisurely stroll with awesome views

off road driving
27 days ago

Today was my first time doing off road. I love this trail. I recommend it for beginners. Too much fun!!!

Very nice out and back trail. I also recommend that when you return to the parking lot to tack on the San Andreas loop.

walking
28 days ago

This tail doesn't disappoint! Easy and incredibly scenic, the palm tree-lined path follows a natural spring Creek along side stunning canyon rocks. Pick a shady spot to have lunch or meditate. It's one of my favorite hikes in the world. The trail isn't paved, so may not accomdate waffles with special mobility needs. It's a great hike for kids, with lots of lizards and birds to watch, as well.

Easy trail, gorgeous greenery mixed with the feel of the desert.

Be aware of $9 per person entrance fee. Well worth it. The trail is part of Indian Canyons. It was a fun and interesting hike lots of beauty and interesting features. I'd definitely hike it again.

Beautiful but on the easier side. I would not give this a moderate rating. The falls and pool at the end are beautiful.

the first mile is in the dry heat of Palm Springs. Once you get to the river, it is amazing! You cross the river several times and as much as I tried to keep my feet dry-they were wet. I ended up just saying f it and walking in the water instead-just ring out your socks. your clothes will be dry by the time you get back to your car.

Great hike through the canyon! The waterfall was a little underwhelming in late April.

Easy walk. Absolutely recommend! Minimal effort for maximum return! We went on a day where it was 104 degrees and the palm trees provided excellent shade.

had such a nice time with my grand babies..

2 months ago

Super short and easy but nice. My 3 year old was tired by the end but had fun.

There is a gate at the beginning. It starts from a cup-do-sac. You cannot drive this. Easy for bikes and hikers to get around the gate though.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Planning to come back.

Went down to the pond at the end of the McCallum Trail to check out the area and see if we could locate the Great Horned Owls nesting there. Found the pond but not the owls. Very cool area though. Kaitlin, Chip, Donna didn't want to join me on the Moon Country loop so I started down that way alone (:--( thinking it was a quick wrap-around trail. It just keep going and going so, not having a map, I reluctantly turned around so as not to keep my peeps waiting in the parking lot. I was soooo close to the loop-back too. Did I mention you're hiking on and around the world famous San Andreas Fault. Yea, do this trek!

Most beautiful hike I’ve been on. Because of all the rock river crossings I would rate this a moderate hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Keller Peak, The Children's Forest, and The Exploration Trail, all seem to be the same trail. It's always lovely, peaceful, and scenic. Like everywhere in SoCal, it gets crowded at about 11am or noon. Mountain Bikers show up about that time, and that's when I usually leave. get there early.

hiking
3 months ago

Keller Peak, The Children's Forest, and The Exploration Trail, all seem to be the same trail. It's always lovely, peaceful, and scenic. Like everywhere in SoCal, it gets crowded at about 11am or noon. Mountain Bikers show up about that time, and that's when I usually leave. get there early.

walking
3 months ago

Really pretty, crowded, good for families with young kids. Very short.

The trail was full of beauty. The falls at the end are fun but the entire trail is a great hike!

Beautiful trail! Many steam crossings, may not be best after a rain. Grasses, flowers, amazing rock outcroppings and palms grace the path. Enjoy the trail and don't be fixated on getting to 'the falls', it's nice but the trail is the feature!

*$9.00 per adult for entry* (you can buy a half-year pass ($60) or an annual pass ($90) but you may want to make sure it is worth the cost first).

This is a gorgeous hike! It’s a great combination of desert landscape and groups of palm trees; a little oasis! Bring plenty of water, but know there is also quite a bit of shade. It does involve several water crossings via rocks (10+) and a few ascents/descents that can be tricky for footing if there is dirt on the rocks. Our new favorite hike as it’s the perfect distance (3.9 mi) and so enjoyable!

Great hike.

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