Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

hiking
21 hours ago

Cool little hike takes me like 30-45 mins or so great view of the Lake ! love this trail its a great workout going up hill and then down. Good for training for bigger hikes..

hiking
21 hours ago

The view from Grand view point makes the hike up there really worthwhile.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

great mellow hike, beautiful views, good elevation gain. trail is super easy to follow.

Great hike with the kids (9 & 12 y/o). Grabbed a map at the parking lot and took turns reading about each of the 16 markers.

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike and weather couldn't have been better. the first 2 1/2 miles are hard but the rest is a steady uphill except for the manzanilla section. Levels off for a good breather around 3 1/2 mile mark but then it's up again. Good workout. Hard to say if it's easy, moderate, hard, etc because everyone is their own person and have different skill levels. I hike quite a bit and it's difficult at times. I average about 20-21 minutes a mile going up if that's a good yardstick. Saw a couple campers at Limber Pines area. Loved the hike and met some really good people from HikescapeLA at the summit. Hikers are good people! Don't forget to get your permit for San Bernardino Peak and all the other local hikes at the Mill Creek Ranger Station which is about 14 miles before the trailhead. They open at 8am but the forms are outside if you get there before that.

Well maintained trail. Good for a family hike

Parked at Club View Dr. and Skyline Dr. Then entered the trail at Radford Rd. at Skyline Rd. The trail is nice and the views were real nice. I hiked past Grand View Point then turned around and went down Pine Knot Trail, which dropped me off at Aspen Park. About 10 miles.

loved it & very dog friendly.

This is an excellent day hike. There is nothing technical and the trail is extremely easy to follow. The first 2 1/2 miles are the most physically challenging part, with a 15% + grade. But by the time my body really started to feel the elevation, the grade relaxed and I locked my pace in all the way to the summit. Of course there are a few steep areas here and there, but they are spaced far apart and don't beat up your quads too bad at all.

Once you break out of the forested section, the view is nearly continuous all the way to the summit. The view at the summit is lackluster in comparison to the rest of the hike, so really enjoy that view during the climb and at "the bench".

I would compare this hike to Cucamonga via Icehouse Canyon. It is not as physically challenging imho, but the elevation challenge is of course much more significant. I absolutely loved this hike and I would probably do this very frequently if I lived close by.

A permit is NOT required for a day hike. Visit http://sgwa.org/wilderness-permits/ for more info.

Also, if you have a low ground clearance/performance oriented car, you may want to consider taking a different car or finding a different place to park besides the trail head. The drive from the fire station to the trail head is "offroad", with shallow ruts/loose and sharp rocks. A Mustang/Camaro might be OK, but an M3, STI, Evo etc will probably scrap. A BRZ or Corvette would be a real bad idea.

off road driving
10 days ago

fun very easy trail , great view

hiking
10 days ago

Nice views of the desert cities once you cross the PCT, and nice vistas to the south on the way back down the switchbacks. Lots of mosquitoes and flies once you're at Cedar Springs. 6.6 miles out and back.