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scenic driving


The wild lands of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountain Ranges were designated a National Forest more than a hundred years ago. The Forest Reserve Act was passed in 1891, giving us the San Bernardino Forest Reserve, which became the San Bernardino National Forest in 1925. The San Bernardino National Forest as public land was set aside for the conservation of natural resources such as trees, water, minerals, livestock range, recreation, or wildlife. Today, the San Bernardino National Forest serves as southern California's outdoor year-around recreation destination, as well as providing valuable watershed protection. Drive the scenic Rim of the World Scenic Byway and Palms to Pines Scenic Byways to discover your local National Forest.

off road driving
5 days ago

Took my 2017 forester with a 1 inch lift and slightly bigger tires with X mode on, 74 all the way through to 243. The trail was very very fun and the views from up top are breath taking, there was only 1 part on the trail that was pretty difficult in means of ground clearance, it was a deep rut cut out from the water flowing down the trail from the raining season but luckily someone piled rocks in the rut to create a driving line, I would say it was pretty intense for my vehicle, kinda stressed me out, but got through it with x mode on. Like Doug Johnson has said there was several challenges through the trail and had soooo much fun!

5 days ago

Saturday, April 22, 2017. First time up here. Excellent hike, gorgeous from the start. Hit snow at Limber Pine Springs - so close, yet so far! Did not have proper foot gear for snow so common sense said "don't become a stat", so I called it a day at 9,800 and headed down. I will return after snow melts. Great views! Friendly hikers.

Great hike with lots of spectacular views. Feeling accomplished yet fairly exhausted! You need to be in good shape to get all the way to GrandView!

Nice relaxing and informative trail.

This is one of the best trail's I've taken in Big bear so far the view's are great especially when you make it to grand view point absolutely worth the hike

6 days ago

Good workout. Great views

I ran this trail yesterday, 4/21. Still damp in low spots, and still a wee bit of snow. My GPS had it at 3.6 to ridge, but I started it at the trailhead, , but clearly the 3.1 miles doesn't begin until the sign thats 1/4 mile in.

Awesome switchbacks, gradual inclines sending you up almost 1400 feet. A few GREAT Lake views on the way UP, but the grand view is south into the HUGE Valley below.

I ponied up for the annual adventure pass ($30), vs the daily $5 at the Visitor Center. I saw a comment of someone turning back, but the passes can be obtained in two turns, 5 minutes fro the trail.

7 days ago

Great hike gradual incline mostly DG w/ some rock I am going back to finish it since I was prevented by snow at 9000 ft.

amazing spot to check out. if you walk over to the pond bring water as the trail has no shade and is a bit further then it looks. we were here in the afternoon and it was so hot. try to do this in the morning

Beautiful place to take your kids!

My favorite trail in the area so far.

This was a great hike. I was there this afternoon and let me tell you the hike was AMAZING! I wish there wasn't so much graffiti on the rocks. Once you get to the waterfall it's beautiful. We got comfortable on a big rock and had an amazing lunch while listening to the soothing sound of he water going down stream.

This is a great place to take beautiful pictures. There's also a hidden cave that's very cool but difficult to get into and tuff to get out of TRUST ME! I will definitely be coming back soon!!