The San Gorgonio Wilderness is the climax region of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. Located on the San Bernardino National Forest approximately 75 miles east of Los Angeles (click here for vicinity map), the Wilderness receives approximately 200,000 visitors per year. Its 58,969 acres harbor two small lakes, meadows, streams, 100 miles of trail, densely forested northern slopes, and rugged terrain. Elevations range from 4,400 feet to 11,499 atop namesake Mt. San Gorgonio. Eleven of twelve peaks in the Wilderness recognized by U.S. Geological Survey maps are over 10,000 feet in height, with Mt. San Gorgonio being the highest. As the highest peak between the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Mexican border, Mt. San Gorgonio offers unparalleled views of metropolitan Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert. More great information here.

Forgot to press record we did this with our 7 year old little girl and 3 year old golden retriever very scenic and the running water is amazing!!!

Our favourite hike so far. Very scenic. We saw the desert big horn sheep. The trail is easy to navigate. The hillside is super green right now. The cactus are ready to bloom in a week or two. Started the hike at 0900 and it was sure heating up.

Perfect weather, great views and the flowing water was beautiful.

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It was a nice lil hike. A bit strenuous, if you haven't hiked in a while or are just starting out

Great hike. The climb up worked us, but well worth it. View of the canyon is unparalleled. Cool view of the windmills down below.

Spectacular vistas of mountains, desert, and dramatic river canyon. The semi-arduous climb to the top of the trail does bring up some risk/reward questions. Can't imagine doing it anywhere around summer. Does feature crossings of a pretty much year round stream - a rarity in this area. And the area around the ranger station is beautiful in fall.

Very beautiful hike. The PCT trails are a great workout and very dog friendly.

I hiked to the top, passing Dollar lake and its attached ice flow in the 1950s and 1960s, usually spending the night either at Dollar Lake or Slushy Meadows on the return. From what I am now reading the lake is no longer? Dried up? So I assume the the glacier-like adjacent ice is also gone? In that era there was a boulder adjacent to the lake with an overhang which provided some shelter from moisture. AT Slushy Meadows there was a hollowed out tree which provided "emergency" shelter from an unexpected down;pour. Be sure the rangers know of your plans...and check out with them.

Easy to access and park. Dramatic canyon and creek scenery. A perfect early morning summer hike! There were points alongside the creek in which one could almost swim but definitely splash around. Clear, chilly water. The hike up the hills past the creek area also affords some awesome views. Lots of great spots for picnics; just bring lots of bug repellent.