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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.

good trail for beginner mtb riders its about 7 mile up hill climb before you catch a glimps of some shade to cool off in take but all in all i would go back again

My son and I left Wrightwood at Acorn & Finch at about 9am and made it to Pine Mountain and back despite getting lost early, just about 1/4 mile above WW a sign says Acorn Trail to the left, “2.1 Miles to PCT and 1500 feet of gain”. Well, of course we went straight or right and ended up having to scramble on all fours 1000 feet up a ridge to get back to the trail. What a great hike! We saw a rattlesnake on the trail coming down. Not too hot, the Devils Backbone portion from the Jeep Road up to Pine Mt has some knarly parts to it, steep fall off both sides, loose rocks, gaining altitude trail. It seems like you can see forever atop Pine Mt. Definitely going to try and do the whole hike, the three peaks, in September.

Nice trail with easy access, some moderate climbs, and interpretative signs. 2 loops available: .3 or .6 miles. Park in the turnout/parking lot at mile 25.51 just west of Jenks Lake Rd. Combine with Whispering Pines Trail across the street and Jenks Lake Trail for a pleasant day.

hiking
19 hours ago

if you take Google maps directions it will take you to the Jenks Lake parking area which is state run & costs $5, or you can pass Jenks Lake Rd. to park at Barton Flats Visitor Center & walk in by trail. we walked the entire way around the lake, not just the short paved section on All Trail. Our route was 1.25 miles. The lake rec area offer fishing, boating, vault toilets & picnic areas with charcoal grills.

You have to be an Arrowhead Lake Association member to get on this trail.

This is such a great hike for the family! My kids really enjoyed it and took in all the beautiful, lush landscape that surrounded us. We will definitely be back!

I have been here a few times now and really enjoy scenery. When the creek is full, it’s absolutely stunning and I love to walk through it post hike! An amazing cool down. The waterfall is beautiful and not too difficult to get to. I highly recommend!

hiking
1 day ago

Upon arriving at the camp ground I was confused as to parking and where the trail was so I parked back down the road in an open field where 2N13A starts which took us around the camp ground. Once we got to where 2N13D split I noticed the route though the camp ground so we took that on the way back and it all made sense. The hike was easy going with beautiful views all around. We saw to deer ahead of us cross our path. There were also lots of birds and chipmunks. Toward the end the climb became rocky and we exerted more energy in our climb. Upon arriving at the peak we were rewarded with views of lakes, a ski area, and the other peaks in the area. We sat and enjoyed our snacks and then took in the view a little more before heading back down. One thing I really liked was being the only ones on that trail. When we started we passed a man and his dog and on our near the end we passed three young men who were just starting their hike. It was so peaceful and quiet. On our way out we drove through Big Bear and they had a popular hiking trail by the road that had tons of people coming and going. I was so happy with our choice.

The Dogwood Camping Loop is a short trail that winds partially through the Dogwood campground then through a scenic wooded hillside climb. The upward climb can be a bit challenging for those who are just starting their fitness journey but it’s a great way to get the heart pumping.

this hike is long, but has equivalent elevation gain to nearby hikes and so is actually a fairly mild hike. there is very little steep climb, and the views at the end are gorgeous! and to clarify, it's ~6.5mi round trip (despite being out-and-back). trail markers aren't super clear, so make sure you reference a map and don't end up on the fire roads and down the wrong trail!

with many breaks and pauses for photos, this hike took us about 3.5hrs. perfect hike for dogs!

Beautiful trail. Harder than moderate for me but I’m fresh out of a major back surgery. If you’re in good shape I can see it being a moderate hike. All uphill and lots of boulders and dense forest make it visually spectacular. It’s the most popular hiking trail in Big Bear Lake so it’s crowded on warm weekends. Parking is limited so get there early or go mid week. Also wear good shoes with grip, coming down can get slippery in the gravel and sandy areas.

hiking
1 day ago

We did this hike the Tuesday following Memorial Day weekend and it was empty. We started the hike off the trailhead and climbed our way up a hill with some huge boulders on top. From there we climbed up and down a few more hills until we found the wooden steps. We took a short break on the wooden benches and saw a ton of chipmunks and baby squirrels as we dug into some trail mix. From there we kept trekking but soon got lost. This trail is very easy to get lost on, especially with no one around. Luckily we found a few trail signs and managed to make sense of them to reach the top. We definitely made this hike more challenging than it needed to be, but it does get fairly steep at some points. Overall, awesome views and fun to explore!

off road driving
1 day ago

Fun quick trail, somewhat difficult but not impossible. Beautiful up top!

This was a challenging hike. There isn't a lot of shade so take lots of water and sunblock. it's a good incline all the way but the views are pretty nice from the top. Be aware trucks use this road a lot but most seem to be careful when they see you. Just get to the side and use common sense and it's not that bad.

off road driving
2 days ago

the shortcut route off 2n01 is not advised. it is technically blocked off but it is still accessible from the other end. best to avoid it.

off road driving
2 days 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 with some fun scrambling at the end. Too bad the power of Christ compelled some dipshit to spray paint a gobbledygook bible passage on a boulder at the peak.

Great hike, moderate. Great views. Good workout.
I did not give a 5 starts only because it could have better directional signs. Overall, I would recommend it, and most definitely I will definitely do it again.

very steep but rewarding.

hiking
3 days ago

This was a pleasantly surprising hike! It is great to get the family out and about into nature. There are plenty or rock formations, brooks, and tree roots for young ones to climb and explore. Most of the trail is paved but there are places you can go off the beaten path. Depending on the day you will have heavy traffic or light traffic. Either way, it's worth taking the family to see the heart in the rock. I do caution, some vandals did tag rocks with graffiti.

It was very hot and dry, so carry plenty of water. Trail is well maintained with great views. The last half mile or so was very steep. My GPS recorded 7.2 mile to the top of Bertha Peak.

It has been said that it changed its beauty due to the trash and graffiti. But we still saw how amazing it was getting there. We did a short video of our trip. https://bit.ly/2MSX59I

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike. Pretty much all up hill on the way there. Once you make it to the top, coming down is easy. There was a rattle snake curled up on the side of the trail.
Great views from the peaks of the rocks.

Good enough

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great views and it helped having trees for shade when we needed it. We got up partial way in our car and hiked the rest. Volunteer rangers at the top were really friendly and loved talking about the terrain. I highly recommend this hike.

hiking
5 days ago

easy hike, not too many people were there which made it nicer.

I just hiked the section from Glass Road to Thomas Hunting Grounds. This is a very pretty section of the trail with a lot of diversity. Several pretty stream crossings. Not great for those afraid of heights though because some sections have a steep drop off combined with a narrow trail.

Important to note: the trail is severely eroded on either side of Schneider Creek. After feeling unsafe in a couple spots and seeing more up ahead, we ended up traveling down Schneider Creek to Middle Control Road. There was a sign indicating this coming from west but not the east. Best to stay on Middle Control Road for this section, as it closely parallels, until this gets fixed!

off road driving
7 days ago

First time taking the lifted 4Runner out. No water in August, but some technical areas. No scraping of the vehicle. In 4 High most of the time, put it in 4 Low on one incline, and one decline. Took 2N75 back to Arrowhead to make a quick trip back to the house.

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