Explore the most popular kid 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.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery! Trail is right next to the water and the vegetation and sounds make you fell like you're in a tropical oasis. During the hike you cross over the water quite a few times so you're shoes may get wet. Definitely going to do this 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

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail, moderate incline, fairly easy

It was a fun little trail, perfect for our group with two toddlers.

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

Easy walk for families. Very peaceful and beautiful.

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.

What a great surprise with the waterfall! The rain a few nights ago really was wonderful!!

off road driving
5 days ago

This was my first run solo as a new Jeeper. Trail itself was narrow, but you could manage spots to pass. Not crowded at all- did this mid-Sept. Spots to pull over and rest, sleep, camp, etc...plus a bigger camp site with 4-5 sites all together with a vault toilet. Cool place to fill your water bottles from a pipe sticking out of the ground...fresh clean water straight from the trail! get to the top and you have an incredible vista view! Hike a little ways from there (blocked off from vehicle traffic) and you are up at the towers. Would definitely do this again!

on Hurkey Creek Trail

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful day, after two days of rain. The sound of Hurley Creek bubbling over the rocks for the first 1/2 mile invited exploration. Not that I left the trail to walk across on rocks, or a felled tree bridge. Went about two miles up, then turned back. Paid $6 to park at Hurley Creek Campground. I was given a map that didn’t give much info of the trail. I felt it was well worth the money and time. Glad I treated myself.

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.

hiking
7 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.

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 walk. An easy hike. The waterfall itself is not much but the walk getting to it makes the trip worthwhile, especially when you get past the section allowing horses. Lots of shade and running water make this a great little hike on a warm day.

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

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.

I absolutely LOVED this hike! We went on this trail on a Sunday afternoon in December and only met one other hiker on the trail! It's very peaceful here and the views surrounding the trail are STUNNING!!!! We hiked about half of the trail before heading back! Highly recommend this trail! Click on the photos to see the photos I took while hiking!

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Take your time hiking this trail. Elevation is high.

Love the PCT! Nothing else like it. Very pretty views.

mountain biking
14 days ago

I’ve rode my mountain bike through here a couple times. Nice elevation. Good walking trail.

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