Explore the most popular scenic driving 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.

off road driving
16 days ago

Great trail, highly recommend. We did it with a 2018 JLU Rubicon with 2” mopar lift, 37” KO2 tires and mainly used rear locker during rock gardens.
Recommend stubby steel bumper for clearance and damage control.

off road driving
1 month ago

Loved it, great views from top.

off road driving
1 month ago

Such a super easy, fun trail with amazing views. There is also a cool area on top for camping.

off road driving
3 months ago

Very nice scenery, but the trail was super easy not moderate. A motorhome can easily make it through! I was expecting a few challenges for the jeep, but it was a dusty fire road with lots of ruts and bumps that made 5 miles seem like 10 miles.

great trail. alot of fun. not too hard

off road driving
4 months ago

Running a stock JLU on 35s. Definitely tested the Jeep, but with spotters and a good line we made it through without major issues. Some scraped skid pans and rock sliders, but that’s what they’re there for. Happy trails

Love this trail.. JKU 3.5” lift with 35’s no lockers

off road driving
6 months ago

Well maintained truck trail to the top. If you want a real adventure continue driving to Rouse Hill and beyond, down the mountain following a steep ridge. You'll end up driving through a citrus orchard on the way down to the 74. The road from Rouse Ridge to Rouse Hill is a little bumpy but everywhere else is really nice. The section from Rouse Hill to the 74 is the most scenic part of the drive. (Thomas Mountain Truck Trail to Forest route 5S15 to Forest Route 6S13 to the 74)

great Trail

This trail was awesome!

off road driving
7 months ago

5 stars if hard is what you are looking for. JKU 2.5 lift 33 inch tires rear locker only. Destroyed my steering damper but no other damage. Never got stuck. but was pretty challenging. Big group took 6 hours. Don't solo it.

Stumbled upon this trail while trying to get to big bear in the middle of the night. Gps routed me through here as a shortcut due to the highway being closed. Craziest experience I've had in a long time. Offroading in the dark in the middle of winter. Great view of the lights at night though. I'll have to drive this trail in the daytime sometime. Try to enjoy the scenery.

Great trail , have Lockers

Absolutely, find your lines
Been running this trail for years , on 35’s
If your a novice stay away from the waterfall sections they will send you on your side if you take the wrong line. . Have fun
And keep the trail clean for future generations of off-roaders.

Great trail run I took my Ford F-250 through there was very fun there even was like a little river running thru there .

We started at 2N06X, still very challenging....

off road driving
8 months ago

Difficult for a stock jeep. There are really only 2 difficult sections though with lost of smooth areas in between. Description says hardcore, but that's getting quite carried away. Did this trail on a unlocked tj on 29" tires. Wasn't easy, but made it fun. Also have done it locked on 42s and I blasted right through it.

This is a great drive for scenic views. Sometimes it gets a lot of traffic.

Take your time hiking this trail. Elevation is high.

Only done bits and pieces, never in its entirety. The sections I have done are lovely however and offer wonderful panoramic views to anyone willing to trek up the trail. One of my favorite sections to hike is the Acorn Trail portion along the Blue Ridge. Great views of both the Mojave Desert and the cities when the weather permits. Plenty of places to camp and even has a ski resort you can meander through.

Too many clouds to see the valley.... Nevertheless great view !!!

off road driving
Saturday, September 23, 2017

4WD high clearance absolutely required. There are some tricky spots - better walk your lines before you run them. Super fun in our 97 TJ with a long arm lift.

off road driving
Sunday, September 10, 2017

what a wonderful drive ... doing 40 feels like 100. you can do your own version of Fast Furious: Tokyo Drift the entire 80 miles.

do go slow in the small towns and remember to buy local.

the views are just breath taking ...truly unique.

off road driving
Monday, August 21, 2017

Love this trail! It's a Big Bear classic

Beautiful. Get the tunes on, give it some revs and enjoy the views.

always a pleasure to hike! Thank you Finn,Julie and Jamie for the great father's day hike!

Not a trail, just a highway with lots of turnouts with beautiful views. I actually got proposed to last July in one of them ;)

All you need is music and tea, beautiful drive!

Friday, March 17, 2017

If you're looking for seclusion, this is it! Really great views, and you don't have to go far to see them. If you're hiking, be mindful that there is almost zero shade, so bring lots of water!

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