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Best trails in San Gorgonio Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in San Gorgonio Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 25 hard trails in San Gorgonio Wilderness ranging from 6 to 28.8 miles and from 1,581 to 11,499 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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.
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Map of trails in San Gorgonio Wilderness
Park information
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58969 acres
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Top trails (29)
#1 - Vivian Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Peak
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 10 h 38 m
Wilderness permits are required for all overnight hikes. San Gorgonio is the tallest mountain in Southern California, and a right of passage for serious hikers in the area. At 11,503', "Old Grayback"Show more
#2 - San Bernardino Peak Trail via Angelus Oaks
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 10 h
One of the best-kept secrets of Southern California is San Bernardino Mountain. Just five miles away from the highest peak in SoCal - San Gorgonio - San Bernardino tops out at a respectable 10,649 feeShow more
#3 - Borea Canyon via Daley Canyon Road
San Gorgonio Wilderness
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(156)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Borea Canyon via Daley Canyon Road is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Bernardino, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The traiShow more
#4 - Johns Meadow Trail to Johns Meadow
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
Johns Meadow Trail to Johns Meadow is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Angelus Oaks, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#5 - San Gorgonio Mountain from Fish Creek
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. 10 h 13 m
San Gorgonio Mountain from Fish Creek is a 19.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Banning, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#6 - San Gorgonio Summit via South Fork
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 18.7 mi • Est. 10 h 41 m
San Gorgonio Summit via South Fork is a 18.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Angelus Oaks, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trShow more
#7 - Anderson Peak
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 20.2 mi • Est. 11 h 55 m
Anderson Peak is a 20.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Angelus Oaks, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail ofShow more
#8 - South Fork to Dollar Lake Trail
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 31 m
The trail is a moderate uphill climb. Much of the hike is along a stream. There are a few rocks, but the trail is well maintained. Keep a lookout for birds, chipmunks, and lizards. You must get a peShow more
#9 - Pacific Crest Trail: Whitewater Preserve to Stone House
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 4 m
Start at Whitewater Preserve and hike the PCT north. Take the Stone House (Mission Creek) Trail to the right at about 3.75 miles. Just over 2 more miles to the Stone House. Show more
#10 - San Gorgonio Overlook via Pacific Crest Trail (Whitewater)
San Gorgonio Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
San Gorgonio Overlook via Pacific Crest Trail (Whitewater) is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whitewater, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The Show more
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